Why Is It Important to Include Children in Decision Making

Good judgment and solid decision-making skills are some of the most important traits of a responsible adult. However, these skills aren’t inborn – they are taught. Whether by decades of experience or by your parents, the decision-making skills you carry made you into the man or woman you are today. 

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However, those that earned their skills through experience know exactly how dangerous and ineffective that is. So, why not spare your children the danger and pain and teach them how to make decisions from a young age? 

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How to Tell if Your Kids Daycare is Unsafe

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When parents drop their children off at daycare, they do so under the assumption that their kids will be cared for and protected. Many daycares are wonderful places that employee outstanding childcare professionals. However, the world is also sadly home to some daycares that are grossly unfit for children. Continue reading “How to Tell if Your Kids Daycare is Unsafe”

Restaurant Dining with Babies

Parents need to feed the baby first, find baby-friendly restaurants, dine when restaurants are not busy and book ahead when dining out with babies.

Restaurant dining is supposed to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. However, many new parents find eating at restaurants with babies a big hassle. When the baby gets fretful and starts wailing uncontrollably, the whole thing can be very stressful, embarrassing and a complete waste of money. 

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Children’s Dental Care Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Care for your child’s teeth and gums from birth to avoid cavities and promote a lifetime of healthy gums and whiter teeth.

By the time you are able to read this article, you’re already a pro at brushing your own teeth. But for the tiny tot next to you, it’s not an intuitive no-brainer. Here’s the low-down on the best way for parents to care for their child’s teeth from the pre-baby-tooth stage up to the final Tooth Fairy visit and beyond!

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Smiles for Miles: How to Teach Your Kids a Reliable Oral Health Regimen

Oral health is an important part of your child’s health. Cavities, premature decay, and other dental issues can make eating uncomfortable for your child. In addition, poor dental hygiene can lead to cosmetic issues, both now and when their permanent teeth erupt. Instilling good oral hygiene habits is an important part of parenting but it can also be very challenging. Implementing some or all of these ideas can help ensure your child develops the habits they needs to keep their smile healthy for a lifetime. Continue reading “Smiles for Miles: How to Teach Your Kids a Reliable Oral Health Regimen”

5 Benefits of Aromatic Therapy for Children

Aromatic therapy or Aromatherapy is a natural and remedial modality of holistic healing that has been in use for thousands of years. It has been known to have overall benefits for emotional, mental and physical health. It is often used as an alternative technique to aid medical treatments. Its origins have been traced back to ancient civilizations including Greeks, Egypt, China and it has also been an essential part of Ayurvedic practices in India. The most common ailments that are treated with aromatherapy are pain relief, anxiety management, mood enhancement, inducing deep relaxation and to fight harmful microbes that cause illness. 

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Removing Baby Teeth: What You Need to Know

It is common for many parents to decide to remove children’s milk teeth when they move. This practice is not recommended in all cases, as it can damage the eruption of the permanent tooth.

What functions do milk teeth have?

Baby teeth have many functions. The main one is chewing but they are also necessary so that the swallowing process runs correctly, they help the child to swallow well.

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7 Tips For Surviving a Military Deployment With Children

When you are a military family, there are chances of deployment. Deployment is hard on everyone in a military family, but especially the children. When your service member has to deploy, everyone in your family is affected by it. What are the best ways to surviving a deployment with children? This article shares six ways to help you survive a military deployment with children.

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Screen Savers – 5 Strategies to Get Your Kids Off Their Devices

It’s a conflict many parents today are a lot more familiar with than they’d like to be; peeling the kids away from the screen. Whether it’s the television screen, smartphone, tablet, video game console or a combination of screens, the struggles are real. Here are five strategies to help you get your kids off their devices and back to reality.

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Adding Stability: 4 Benefits of Creating Morning Routines For Your Kids

Kids learn at different paces, and as the parent, you should be able to recognize what your child may excel at, and identify areas of struggle. There are ways, however, to augment your child’s potential, and that comes in the form of creating a mourning routine. Here are four benefits of how creating morning routines can be beneficial to your children. Continue reading “Adding Stability: 4 Benefits of Creating Morning Routines For Your Kids”