Time Timer Plus Reviewed: A Great Countdown Timer for Kids

Time Timer Plus Reviewed - A Great Countdown Timer for Kids

With our son turning 3 years old next month, my wife and I recently decided to brainstorm some ideas on how we could teach Benni to become more independent and self-determined. One of the most important things we came up with was the idea of teaching our son to understand the “concept” of time and the idea of setting time limits. And to respect them once agreed on.

The “tool”, if you will, that we decided to purchase in order to achieve that goal is the Time Timer Plus. It is a visual countdown timer (more on this later) and a great countdown timer for kids. Bottom line: It works very well for us. Let’s dig a bit deeper in this review and see if the Time Timer Plus is right for you and your kids as well, shall we?

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Archery Sets for Children: A Great Way to Teach Valuable Life Skills and Bond with Your Son or Daughter

Archery Sets For Children

Archery is many things—it is a useful outdoor sport, a way to build self-esteem and a great way to bond. Ultimately, it also teaches your kids valuable skills to provide themselves with food and protection in a survival situation. It certainly is one of the most well-rounded skills you can teach kids because of its numerous benefits.

Dads don’t always get the credit for these special bonding moments with their children. But teaching your children archery is like teaching them fishing—it’ll leave them with memories they will never forget! (Of course, the same advice applies to moms as well). Here you’ll find useful information on the many benefits of archery, as well as archery sets for children that are perfect for teaching your son or daughter to aim.

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How To Teach Kids Not To Lie: Why Being Honest Matters

How To Teach Kids Not To Lie

Today’s blog post is about how to teach kids not to lie. Being honest with my son is very important to me, and in return, I expect him not to lie to me as well.

A few days ago I talked to friends of ours about long distance traveling with kids. One thing we discussed was the idea of the “Cabin Police”. I explain the concept in detail in my guide on how to travel with toddlers (which you can find here), so I don’t want to dig too deep here. Long story short: The “Cabin Police” is basically a “little white lie” that our friends told their kids on their recent long-haul flight to keep them quiet, and they were quite successful with it!

Good for them! But then again, this discussion got me thinking and I asked myself: How far would I want to go myself when it comes down to honesty with my kids? Are little white lies okay, or not? And if they are, what does this mean for me and for what I can expect from my kids in terms of being honest?

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How To Travel With Toddlers: A Dad’s Guide To Surviving Long-Distance Flights With Kids

How To Travel With Toddlers

If like me the thought of being trapped in a metal box with your toddler and a few hundred other people for hours on end fills you with dread, then this post is for you! Here I will give you my best tips on how to travel with toddlers and supply you with a rock solid Dad’s guide to surviving long-distance flights with kids.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not scared of flying or traveling! It’s awesome, I love it. But when my wife and I planned our first long-distance flight with our son, it still freaked me out a bit. So let’s take a look at what we learned so far…

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How Important Are Good Eating Habits For Children? And How To Teach Them To Your Child.

Good Eating Habits For Children

We hear so much these days about how important healthy eating is for our long-term good health. It seems only sensible to introduce our kids to good eating habits and a healthy diet at a young age and make sure they know what good eating habits are.

But just how important are good eating habits for children? What are eating habits anyway and how do you teach them to your child? Let’s take a look and see if we can work it out.

Many toddlers are picky eaters and may refuse to eat most new foods given to them, preferring instead to stick with what they know. My 3-year old son Benni is definitely one of those kids. By looking at the science, we can work out why this is and learn how to encourage them to eat and enjoy vegetables and other healthy food.

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How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep: A Survival Guide for Dads

How To Get Your Toddler To Sleep

As a Dad, it’s easy to feel a little left out when it comes to the parenting of young children. One of the most challenging situations, I had to realize for myself, was to figure out how to get your toddler to sleep in the evening. Without spending HOURS at his bedside.

Many families are still running a somewhat “classic” family model: While Mom stays at home and takes care of the kids (which is a great job! Moms, you’re awesome!!!) or works part-time, Dad goes to the office working his 9 to 5 job. That means that we as Dad often are challenged by situations our partners handle with ease. I get that! I’ve been there many times!

Luckily, many things have changed since the 60s, 70s, and 80s: More and more Dads WANT to be more involved in parenting! That’s great! And often challenging 🙂

Hi! I am Chris, and in the first two years after my son Benni was born, I was a Stay At Home Dad. I faced all those challenges. While it wasn’t always easy, I think I have developed quite a few techniques to stay on top and survive as a Stay At Home Dad.

In this blog post, I want to share with you a few of the strategies that worked quite well for ME when I try to get Benni to sleep…

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Carrera Slot Car Tracks Reviewed: The Best Slot Car Set For Kids

Slot Car Set For Kids

Hi Dads!

Well, I assume that, if you’re reading THIS particular blog post, you’re most likely a Dad. This article is all about race cars, fuel, ultra wide tires, oil and dirt. It’s about action-packed wheel to wheel racing. You know!? Dad stuff! Racing for the big boys… and their kids 🙂

In this blog post, I want to discuss why I love slot car racing, especially as a father-son-activity. I want to talk about why racing-action is great and how you can enjoy it safely TOGETHER, even if your kid is just two years old. And I will explain to you why I believe that a set from the Carrera Digital 132 series is the ultimate slot car sets for kids and their dads.

Side Note: If you’re a Mom, please know that you are, obviously, WELCOME as well. My intro was meant as a little, funny teaser! But obviously, slot car racing is something that moms and their kids (be it a son or a daughter) can enjoy just as well as dads can. My wife is the best example: She loves racing with Benni. Whenever possible, we try to make this a family activity and race with three cars at the same time. Yes, that’s possible and I’ll elaborate on this later! So please keep reading…

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Story Time: Benefits of Reading with Young Children

Reading Out Stories To Your Children Is Quality Time

Kids love story time. That precious time of day when you spend quality time together reading grand adventures aloud from a storybook. But other than it being a wonderful thing to do for your relationship, what are the other benefits of reading with young children?

In today’s blog post I want to dig a bit deeper on this topic. Together we’ll take a look at how important reading with your kids is; not only for them, but for us as moms and dads as well!

Let’s get started with some science. Ready?

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Cheap Educational Toys: A Buyers Guide for the Savvy Dad

Cheap Educational Toys A Buyers Guide For The Savvy Dad

Parenthood is expensive, there’s no denying it. Young kids grow so fast that continually having to buy new clothes, shoes and toys suitable for their age can cause a strain on your pocket. So here I’ve found some great but cheap educational toys and games that will not only keep your little ones entertained and teach them valuable lessons, but won’t put too much strain on your wallet either. This is a buyer’s guide for the savvy dad!

As parents, we know how fast our kids grow up. And how quickly they develop new skills. Good educational toys should reflect that and challenge our kids’ new potentials. Toddlers, preschoolers and first-graders have totally different requirements when we’re talking about educational toys, hence I decided to divide this post into three sections and provide my top three recommendations of cheap educational toys for

Let’s get started 🙂

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Positive Parenting Solutions Review: Is It Worth Your Money? A Dad’s Perspective

A Dads Review of Positive Parenting Solutions

Did you ever think about hiring a personal trainer? Maybe take lessons to learn how to play golf or how play the guitar? I certainly did, and I know many people do so! Many of us feel like they need an expert to teach them those complex skills, right?

When I became a Dad back in July 2015 I started to wonder: We hire all these coaches and experts who we pay to teach us all these different skills, but then we somehow take it for granted that we are born as “good parents”. That we don’t need any training on that matter? Even though it’s probably the biggest (yet most rewarding) challenge in our lives!? I certainly felt that way. But deep down I also felt that I could do better…

Today, I want to invite you to join me on my Review of Positive Parenting Solutions, which is an online coursethat promises to fill that gap. By teaching you “How to Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling”. Let’s take a look at it together and answer the following questions:

  • How does the course keep up with that promise?
  • Is the course good and is right for YOU?
  • And finally: Is it worth your hard-earned money?

Pro-Tip for the busy parent: If you are less of a reader, make sure to AT LEAST check out my “Video Review And Digital Unboxing Of Positive Parenting Solutions” below to get an idea what the course is about and if it is right for YOU.

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