Are You Taking Care Of Your Family Car?

It’s hugely important that you are doing everything you can to keep your family safe. After all, that’s just one of the main things that we all need to focus on when it comes to being good parents. One of the areas that will always require considerable attention for that reason is your family car. After all, even if you only drive your family around in it once in a while, you have to ensure you are doing so safely.

So let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to take better care of your family car, in order to ensure that it is safer and your whole family is much safer on the roads too. All of the following are going to be important to think about.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe While Driving

The dream of stress-free car journeys with your kids is often just that: a dream. Whether you’re taking a road trip or running errands, kids can always find some way to make any car journey feel like the longest trip of all time. But you love them, so you accept it just as parents should. Still, you also need to ensure your kids are safe on these journeys, but if you’ve got your eyes on the road, how can you keep your kids safe while driving? Continue reading →

Overcoming Our Kids’ Fear of Appointments: 6 Great Methods

One of the most difficult aspects of raising healthy kids is the battle we face every time we take our children for an appointment. Whether it’s for a dentist or a doctor’s appointment, it can feel incredibly stressful, and while we all may shudder at the thought of visiting the dentist as a child, we need to understand how and why children become anxious. We also need to ensure that they can overcome their fears. How can we do this?

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How Can Tech Toys Improve Your Family’s Quality Of Life?

Tech gadgets are often cited as the enemy of modern families. In reality, though, introducing the right items into your daily lives will bring a world of benefits for your household. Better still, the rewards can extend to various parts of your existence.

So, if you’re looking for some inspiration on what toys you should purchase next, check out the list below.

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Are you a Dad who Works from Home? Here’s how to Get a Good Balance

Are you a dad who is struggling to establish a good work-life balance? Maybe you feel as though nothing you do ends up getting you anywhere and that you end up feeling overwhelmed at the end of each working day regardless. Either way, there are things that you can do to try and make sure that you are achieving that fine line between your work life and your home life. Continue reading →

How to Protect Your Kids Online

You don’t have to be an expert in digital technology to realize that protecting children online is one of the most important things that you can do. As a parent, you’re going to face many things throughout the lives of your children that mean that you have to make big decisions about the features, but the Internet is a very vast place, which means that you need to be able to be on top of the way that they use it. Communication is one of the biggest things that you need in your family to ensure that you can protect your children, because if you don’t know their online habits you’re not going to be able to protect them at all. Continue reading →

5 Things That Will Make You a Better Dad

When you have kids, you naturally want to be the best dad you can be, but it is not always easy to know what to do for the best, which can make for many a sleepless night!

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of a few things you can do that will undoubtedly help you to be a better dad to your children right now:

1. Spend more time with them

The number one thing you can do if you want to be a better dad is to spend more time with your children. Yes, you might have a busy life what with work and chores and everything, but your kids come first and the thing they will remember and value the most is the time spent playing, talking, and having fun together. Your time really is the greatest gift you have to give as a father.

2. Listen to them

As a dad, you need to practice the art of listening to your children, I mean really listening. It can be so tempting to jump in with your thoughts and opinions before your kids have really had a chance to explain themselves, but this will only serve to make them feel misunderstood and not listened to. Learn to actively listen, let your kids say what they need to say, and then give them the best advice you know-how.

3. Set a good example

As their dad, you are their primary role model and that means you need to set a good example for your kids. If you have addiction problems, go to rehab; if you are prone to getting angry too easily, see an anger management therapist; if you sr unhealthy join a gym. Your kids will copy what they see you do the most, so the healthier, happier and more well-rounded you are, the healthier, happier and more well-rounded your kids will grow up to be too.

4. Discipline (but do so kindly)

Children need boundaries and they need to know when they have acted in a way that is inappropriate. So, as a dad, you absolutely need to be ready and willing to discipline your children when they have behaved poorly. However, you should discipline them only in a way that is calm, fair, and clear. Spell it out clearly why what they did was wrong and give them a proportionate punishment that they understand.

5. Be affectionate

Dads have gotten better at showing their affection for their children in recent years, but many of us could stand to improve even more. Do not be afraid to cuddle your children, tell them you love, them, do nice little things for them because the more loved they feel, the more secure they will feel and the happier they will be.

Being a good dad can be pretty hard and even when you have the best intentions, you will not always get it right, but the tips in this post will definitely help you to tilt the balance and get it right more often than not, which is the best you can hope for as a modern parent!

How To Create A Great Set Up For You And Your Kids To Work From

Being a parent and needing to help your children with homework or homeschooling while you have work to do can be difficult. It can be tiring if you do not have the right workspace set up for you both to sit and be productive.

Therefore, if you want to create a great set up so that you and your kids can complete school and work commitments, here’s how.

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How to Design a Homework Space At Home

Helping your kids with their homework is a great way to keep your brain active as a parent, but most homes don’t have dedicated homework space. There are many reasons why this is the case, from there not being enough space to simply not thinking about it. However, if you have a spare room or area of your home that isn’t being used for anything functional, a homework room could be the answer. This can greatly benefit your child, so it’s important to know how to design the perfect space.

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