How to make sure that your kids look after their teeth

Oral hygiene Have you every noticed how long it takes your kids to brush their teeth? For many kids if you are not there to watch with your eyes open all the time you might actually miss it. It takes me longer to walk in and out of the bathroom than it can take my […]

How to adopt a healthy lifestyle for your kids

This is day 7 of the series: How to be a better parent in 18 days. Day 7: Adopt a healthy lifestyle Kids need good nutrition and exercise. No, WII is not considered exercise (although there are certain games that can give you a good workout). Encourage your kids to play outdoors, exercise and/or find a […]

How to be a better parent in 18 days – Day 6

This is day 6 of the series: How to be a better parent in 18 days. Day 6: Use Reward Charts Define the biggest challenge that you face with each child. For example, sibling rivalry, not getting homework done, not brushing teeth, not tidying up, etc. You will probably have a few issues with each child […]

Why you need to praise your kids and how to do it

The Power of Praise This is day 5 of the series: How to be a better parent in 18 days. Day 5: Praise your children Emphasize what your children do right instead of focusing on what they do wrong. This will make them feel good about themselves and develop their self confidence. Misbehavior often gets more […]

How to be a better parent in 18 days – Day 4

This is day 4 of the series: How to be a better parent in 18 days. Not signed up yet? Day 4: Give your child a physical sign of affection. Do this every single day at least once a day. A hug, kiss or even a pat on the back can help your kids understand just […]

The importance of family time

This is day 3 of the series: How to be a better parent in 18 days. Not signed up yet? Do something fun as a family Find an activity that everyone likes (or most family members if you can’t agree on something) and do it together as a family. Do this once a week even […]

How to listen to your child and learn to understand him

Listen to your child and learn to understand him Stop what you are doing and take a few minutes to ask your children about their day. Listen with interest. Do this every day. When they approach you to tell you something either stop what you are doing or let them know that you will be […]

The importance of family meals

Day 1: Try to eat one meal together as a family every day. Turn the TV off and don’t answer the phone. Make this your family time and use it to communicate with all family members. Why it is important to have family meals and how to make the most of this family time Studies […]