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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Best Bath Toys for Toddlers: The Best Toys To Spend Quality Bathing Time With Your Child

Best Bath Toys for Toddlers: Smiling Toy In Bath Tub

When your child is a newborn, he/she comes home from the hospital and takes baths for the sole purpose of getting clean. I remember very well how Benni didn’t like water at first. As many babies will at first, he had an aversion to water, as many babies will at first. Soon after, though, bath time became a great time for us to bond; and so will it for you and your child. You have to watch them closely anyway, so why not make it about learning or fun? In this blog post, I want to share with you a list of the best bath toys for toddlers and their dads (and moms 🙂 ). Sit back, relax and enjoy the show…

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​​​​How To Teach Your Child About Stranger Danger: A Step-By-Step Guide To Teach Your Kids To Protect Themselves

​​​​How To Teach Your Child About Stranger Danger

Today’s blog post is quite different. I usually blog about toys and having fun with my son. I embrace positivity, and I enjoy looking on the bright side of life much more than thinking about the bad things and bringing negativity to the table. Part of being a parent, however, is that we have to be responsible; and also think about how we can teach our children about danger and risk in our world. Without scaring them!

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The Best Outside Toys for Toddlers And Their Dads – Great Toys To Enjoy Together

Best Outside Toys for Toddlers And Their Dads

We are an outdoorsy family. From grilling out to just running around the backyard and chasing Benni with the water hose, my wife and I cannot wait for summer to get here. While the ‘Easter Bunny’ did his job with stocking my son up with some of the basics for summer, we are always on the lookout for something that will keep Benni entertained (and out of trouble) while we are outside together. In this blog post, I want to share with you my top 5 list of the best outside toys for toddlers.

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Dealing with Anger: The 3 Best Anger Management Techniques for Children

Dealing With Anger

We all experience feelings of anger from time to time. For our kids, this is no different. When they are small, they lack the verbal skills to vent their frustrations and have a need to find other ways to express their feelings. Almost every parent, it seems, has experienced a toddler’s meltdown while trying to do the weekly shop. Suffering your two year old throwing themselves on the floor and turning scarlet with frustrated screaming can feel really embarrassing. But never forget: This is your children ultimate form of expressing his needs. A kid having a meltdown is not the issue, it’s the symptom.

In this blog post I want to look at a few techniques that you, as a parent, can teach your kid and use to help your kid deal with his anger, and thus also reduce the stress that you experience as a mom or dad. If you manage to understand how important it is to go through these situations together with your child as a team, you’ve already won half the battle! One thing is important, though: Do never tell your kid to stop being angry! It is important that your child is allowed to express his feelings!!!

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