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 →
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 →
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!
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.
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.
Dads, as you know, your children’s early development stages are crucial. You may be wondering how you can help them grow and develop in the best way possible. In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to do just that! Keep reading for information on how to help with your child’s physical development, cognitive development, emotional development, and social development.
As a good parent, you need to keep an eye on what interests your children, and the sorts of things that they show an interest in. All children have hobbies, and being able to nurture these can come with so many long-term benefits for your child. This is why you have to look at some of the best ways of being able to achieve this moving forward. There are a lot of different options out there in terms of hobbies for your kids, and this can be a trial and error process when you’re just starting out.
At one point in time, your children will have access to a mobile phone or own one themselves. Access to a mobile phone can mean a lot of things; connect with their friends outside of school, play fun and educational games, use the internet to conduct research, and much more. However, there is a dark side of the web that parents and children alike need to be attuned to, to ensure everyone is safe from its potentially harmful effects. Unfortunately, the risks that come with using a mobile device are quite high and are often hard to spot as they are disguised in innocent websites and games.
Let’s face it, kids more than ever are so reliant on screens. This includes phones, tablets, TV, computers, and handheld gaming consoles too. Sure, unlimited time on electronics is going to keep your child pretty busy. But is this healthy for them?
Not exactly, it’s important to set limits on screen time for your children. Something like this may be a tad difficult in a screen-filled world like ours. But in the end, it’s better to have it this way. Here are some tips for limiting your children’s screen time. Continue reading →
Winter is the most wonderful time of the year. As soon as Halloween is over many of us start getting into the festive spirit and whether we are preparing for a thanksgiving feast or counting down to Christmas, there are so many fun and festive things to do.
As a family, if you have some free time this winter and you are looking for the perfect way to spend it – allow us to help you find some amazing activities to do. Here are some great ideas for ways to spend your winter this year.