Is it important to you that you’re not a fuddy-duddy dad? Are you that type of father the other kids love because you’re cool and up to date with the latest trends? Maybe that’s part of the reason you own an iPhone!? Maybe you’re more like me and you appreciate Apple’s products for what they are: Technically sophisticated, mature and user-friendly personal devices.
People generally seem to go through the same motions. They’re young; they’re fun, they’re free. Then they get some responsibilities, and they swear that they won’t become like all the other boring folks out there.
And then before they know it, they have kind of slipped into that “no fun” mode of being. But there’s good news: boring-itis isn’t a permanent condition. You can take steps to make yourself fun again! We take a look at some of these methods people. Your kids will appreciate it… and so will you!
So in today’s blog post, we’ll answer the age-old question of “How not to be a boring as a dad?” – Let’s dive right into it…
They say that time passes quickly when you’re having fun, but it’s certainly true that if you don’t take the time to savour each precious moment of life, you can easily wake up one day and realise that the years have flown past, and you don’t have many memories to look back on aside from a constant blurred stream of days spent at the office or slumped down on the sofa, in front of the TV.
The ideal for everyone, but especially for parents, is to forge as many gold-plated memories as possible, and not just to forge those memories, but to hold onto them.
For the sake of ensuring that you have fond memories to look back on for years to come, consider the following tips for preserving those precious memories.
As they get older, most parents agree that it’s hard to find too many kids that would say they like school. It’s hard work, and it can be stressful. However, if your child seems to hate it with a passion and wants to avoid it as much as possible, that can be a problem.
Every parent should try to ensure that their child is engaged in their education. If yours seems to be the exact opposite and you feel like “my kid hates school”, here are three ways you should think of tackling the problem.
Making sure your children excel in school can seem tough. After all, you don’t want to put too much stress on your kids while they are young and end up becoming known as one of those parents. On the other hand, however, you understandably do want your kids to do their best – perhaps even excel! How can you do this?
Check out the following 7 that will help you to ensure your kids excel In school and see what you can take away.
Understanding time is a fundamental milestone for children. It helps them understand the past, present and future. It also lets them develop a sense of routine, which is critical to creating harmony in your son’s or daughter’s life.
Are you ready to find out how to teach kids about time? Keep reading to learn what you can do, even from an early age, to help your child tell the time. There are also a few games included at the end of this article that can help make telling time more fun.
The age of technology has raised many questions for parents. How young should children have access to technology? What should they be using it for? And how closely should I be monitoring my child when they are using technology?
This article will answer those questions and more. Before we get started, keep in mind that teaching technology to kids does not always involve giving them access to the Internet. I understand that many parents are a bit scared of that. And even though I am very enthusiastic when it comes to tech, I certainly understand why that is. Bear in mind, though, that there are many other applications that can be used as learning tools. In today’s blog post, we will take a look at them and find out the best ways of teaching technology to kids.
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?
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…
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.