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Educating Your Children About Money: 5 Unmissable Tips

One of the most important aspects of parenting is providing your child with life skills. The term “life skills” can apply to a variety of areas, but there is one area that rises above all others in terms of importance: money.

Money, according to a song from a popular musical, makes the world go ‘round – yet it’s a subject that is rarely covered by standardized education. As a result, parents have to turn into teachers, and provide a thorough background in financial management – which is often easier said than done. However, help is at hand, in the form of five simple tips…

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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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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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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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Child Can’t Sleep? Could It Be Because Of These Conditions?

Ever had one of those nights as a child where you couldn’t get to sleep? You felt like you were the only one in the world who was actually awake during the night. For some reason, you didn’t feel your normal self, and it’s only when you’re older do you realize what was happening. Some conditions that affect children affect us all, but because they’re younger and weaker, their symptoms can vary. Putting a child to bed at a reasonable time is the sensible thing to do such as a bedtime way before the adults have theirs. Usually, this is around an hour or so after dinner with the usual bedtime being around 8 pm for most parents. However, what do you do if your child can’t sleep and complains about their physical condition keeping them up? What are the common things you should look and ask for?

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How To Be A Firm But Fun Parent

How to parent… this has got to be one of life’s great mysteries. You’ll often spend so much time reading parenting books and uncovering the best approaches just to realize that you still have no idea what you’re doing even when your kids do come along. But you don’t have to panic. And you certainly don’t have to feel like a bad parent. Instead, you just need to find a balance. No matter what you believe in, how you want to parent, or what you want for your kids, you’ll find that being a firm but fun parent can get you the results you want. After all, your job is to guide your children, but you also love them and want the best for them, so working in a little fun is always a good idea. Let’s look at how you can do it.

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