The school holidays are here and that either means you’re going to feel more or less stressed than ever. On the one hand, you don’t have to worry about helping to prepare your children for school each day and scoot them out of the door, but on the other hand, you now have a bored, hyperactive and near-insane kid on your hands; or perhaps more than one kid. The thought of one or two weeks dealing with a child who’s slowly going insane through boredom is enough to drive you, as a parent, insane.
When people ask me for advice on something, I try to be as thoughtful as possible before I give my answer, no matter how small it is. If I was to give advice to my children about something much more important, like how to live life, well, I have thought long and hard about this for a lot longer, because we all want our kids to live their lives to the fullest. So if I ever need to give definite advice to one of my kids, here’s what I will say… Read More
We all want our kids to do well at school. And one of the best ways of giving them a little helping hand is to encourage them to study at home and do their homework. Unfortunately, most kids won’t be as keen as their parents are about finishing homework. So what happens if getting your child to do their homework turns into a nightly battle? Here are my dos and don’ts of helping kids study at home. Hopefully, they will make things a little easier on both of you. Read More
Decorating is costly; especially if you are going to buy everything brand new. But, why do this? In many instances, second-hand items are as good as or close to brand new condition. In many instances, items are used a few times and returned; in others, they aren’t used at all and are returned. If you buy second-hand, when decorating a child’s bedroom, you can easily save on the overall cost you will pay for the project. Read More
Parenting isn’t always easy. There are a lot of common issues that stop kids sleeping all the way through the night. Some children buck again having a regular bedtime. Others refuse to sleep even when they are in bed claimed to be the best mattress for kids. Other still, go off to sleep, and then regularly wake through the night, disturbing their siblings and parents. But what can be done about this? Read More