August 7th, 2013 by admin
While your children may be able to read, it may not be something that they enjoy doing for fun. Reading can improve your child’s overall literacy level and may actually improve their love for reading as they grow older. Getting kids to read can be difficult at first, but by using these helpful tips, you may have them reading for fun on their own before you know it!
Matching Play Times
For every hour that your child wants to spend playing video games or watching television, let them know that Read the rest of this entry »
June 1st, 2013 by admin
Including children when drawing up meal plans can be a great way to teach them about chemistry, physics and engineering. Preparing a meal can become a family affair where every child can be involved in the endeavor. The preparation will teach them how ingredients are correctly processed to make a great meal.
Place the youngest tot on the floor and give him a plastic bowl and wooden spoon to make noise. This won’t, of course, help in preparing the meal, Read the rest of this entry »
March 26th, 2013 by admin
One of the hardest things about cooking for your family is finding new recipes that they will like. There are thousands of recipes online but you are not sure if your family will like them. The best way to come up with new recipes is to consider their favorite foods. If they love chicken, then research as many chicken recipes as you can. If you have picky eaters, then new recipes may be more difficult for them. Read the rest of this entry »
August 20th, 2012 by admin
I taught my children good dental hygiene habits. I scheduled regular check-ups and tried to limit their intake of sweet snacks and drinks. I knew that healthy teeth and gums were important to the general health of my children. Unfortunately, I failed to realize that our family dog needed dental care too.
Our beloved, Eddie, is a five-year-old standard poodle. He guards my
home from a club chair in the living room where he has a panoramic of
view of our front yard. Nobody enters or exits my house without Eddie
knowing it. We often joke about trying to get him a job with Delaware home security systems. He’s a natural.
Just recently, on a routine visit to the veterinarian, I was told that Eddie had severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease occurs when tartar is not removed and it builds up under the gums. The gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets where bacteria often grow. If any bacterium enters the bloodstream it can cause serious damage to the dog’s heart, liver and kidneys.
Unfortunately, Eddie needed six teeth extracted, but fortunately he didn’t have any other serious complications. He did have an abscess in one tooth which was likely responsible for the foul breath my family bitterly complained about. I simply assumed that all dogs have bad breath. I didn’t realize that dental hygiene was just as important as nutrition, exercise and grooming to my dogs health and well-being.
March 10th, 2012 by admin
At the sound of the word “chore,” kids go running, hoping to hide from the work to be done. How kids learn chores are something to dread is a mystery, but if you can keep it fun, they will have a better attitude, you will have a better attitude, and the work will get done. The trick for you is finding ways to make the chores fun.
Kids love games. The easiest way to provide fun during chores is to play games with the chores. Set timers and see how quickly the children can clean up their toys or Read the rest of this entry »
February 24th, 2012 by admin
When it comes to household chores, it’s easy for children to avoid doing them as much as possible. Not only do they take time away from their “play time”, but they’re also “boring”.
Though it may seem hard to get your child to help out around the house, here are some tips for getting your child to do some chores around the house:
Reward: When you tell your children to do some chores and actually let them pick which ones they’d like to do, they’re Read the rest of this entry »
February 22nd, 2012 by admin
Getting a young child to eat their vegetables is perhaps one of the biggest hurdles that a parent has to overcome. Parents recall when they were kids and compared to candy and pizza and burgers, vegetables just did not satisfy the taste buds as much. However, as a responsible parent you have to make your child do things that they may not necessarily want to do, especially if it is something that is good for them and without question vegetables provide vital minerals and nutrients crucial for the development of children. So how do you get your child to eat Read the rest of this entry »
February 20th, 2012 by admin
At some point in every mother’s life, she has spent hours in the kitchen cooking a gourmet meal, only to have it rejected at the dinner table by her children. No mom wants to spend time cooking food that will only get thrown in the garbage. Moms, however, also want to feed their children healthy foods and don’t want to always dish up pizza, hot dogs, or macaroni and cheese. It can be a trick finding good, healthy meals children will actually eat, but it is Read the rest of this entry »
February 17th, 2012 by admin
Eating healthy is hard for many families, especially those on the go. Whether your family will be eating all at once or individually there are ways to ensure that what they eat is healthy for every meal. Whether you are looking for ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner know that you can remain healthy while taking hardly any time at all. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Giving your family things like yogurt, bananas, and other fruit can allow your family to Read the rest of this entry »