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3 Conscious Decisions You Can Make To Reduce Your Spending

If you are always worried about money, then it might be that you need to root down and discover what the genuine underlying problem is. It can be surprising how many underlying issues there can be, but the good news is that there is at least always something you can do about them. In this post, we are going to take a look at the role of spending within your financial decision making. If you can manage to keep a tight lead on your spending, you should be able to end up improving your financial decisions hugely as well. To look at that, we are going to discuss three conscious decisions which you can make to drastically reduce your spending – and therefore start to get your money back on track much sooner.

 

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Summer Is Coming: So How Do You Plan On Occupying The Kids?

The long summer break is fast approaching and with that comes a real split on how you feel about it. On the one hand, you might be really looking forward to spending extra time with your children. But on the other side of things you may be worried about stimulation and keeping them occupied, or having to logistically organise childcare due to work commitments. It can be a very exhausting time on the lead up to summer break. So I thought I would share with you some of the things you could consider to keep your children occupied this summer.

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Financial Troubles? Don’t Panic!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that money is one of the biggest sources of stress for a lot of people. Unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s rare that you’ll ever be in a position where you’ll never have to worry about money. People often find themselves getting into a serious panic when they find themselves in any sort of financial troubles.

There are a lot of things that cause your finances to take a hit, and panicking is never going to solve your problems. You can’t always predict what’s going to happen in your life or what kind of impact it will have on your finances, but you do have control over exactly what you’re going to do when something does happen. Here are some of the most common sources of financial panic, and how to avoid letting them get to you.

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How To Help Your Teenager Transition From Adolescent To Young Adult

Teenage years are far from easy. You’ve got multiple emotions running through your body and you’re dealing with hormonal and physical changes within your body too. At this time in your life, you’re expected to know what you want to do with your life which adds to all of the other pressures that you’re experiencing in your life. As a parent, this can be difficult to watch. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your teenager make it through these difficult years and transition into a thriving young adult with lots of prospects. Check out these ways to help your teenager transform from an adolescent to a young adult.

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3 Ways of Encouraging Your Kids to Get Out and About

3 Ways of EncouraIt’s so important to encourage your children to get out of the house and explore the outside world. Kids need to experience nature, fresh air, and the infinite beauty of the outdoors. These days, with everything seemingly boiled down to a screen, it can be difficult to be the kids interested in getting outside. But it is important for expanding their experiences and boosting their health at the same time.

This is why you have to do as much as you can to try to encourage your children to want to leave the house. You don’t want this to turn into a massive issue every time you are trying to get them to leave the house, so think about what you can do to encourage this in them. Here are three great examples of things all parents can do to help their children get out and about and enjoy the outdoors.

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How To Respond to an Emergency Situation

You never know when an emergency situation is going to arise, but it is highly likely that you will find yourself confronted by one at least once in your life. The way in which you respond could end up making all the different to the person who is in trouble. Of course, you are likely to go into a state of mind which is very different to normal when you are encounter any sort of emergency situation, but if you can, it is worth taking a step back to remember a few different pieces of advice.

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Conquering The Bedtime Battle With Your Kids

Do your kids refuse to go to sleep? Do you spend hours trying to get them to settle? Many parents can end up tearing their hair out when it comes to getting their kids to adhere to bedtime. Those precious hours between 8pm and midnight are supposed to be adult time – it’s your tiny pocket of freedom (although in many cases, even this free time is spent doing household chores) – and yet the kids are taking it away from you. Fortunately, there is a way to win the bedtime battle. Here’s a brief guide to getting your kids to go to sleep when they ought to.

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Awesome Party Themes That Will Knock Your Kid’s Socks Off

One thing that all kids have in common is that they want an awesome party to celebrate their birthday every year. It’s one of the best parts of being a kid, and all parents need to have a stock of ideas for your little one’s party. After all, you don’t want your child to turn up to the party that you spent so long on, just to be disappointed because it’s not everything they hoped it would be. But don’t worry, because we’ve got a handful of ideas to make sure that your little one has the day of their dreams.

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Is Your Family Too Deep In The Digital World?

The average family home has seven screens between 3.1 family members. That’s a lot of digital information being shot at our brains. It can help us study, organize, learn, communicate, entertain and express ourselves. But it can also be dangerous. Here, we’re going to look at why we need to be a little more skeptical of how much time we and our children, in particular, spend with our faces right up against those seven screens.

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