Category: Parenting and Co-Parenting Tips

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids into Crafts and DIY

There are all sorts of hobbies and pastimes you might want to do with your kids, in order to enrich their lives, enjoy some quality bonding time, and equip them with valuable skills for later life. And, of course, just to have some good old-fashioned fun. Besides, it’s important to get your kids into crafts.

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Great Ways to Reduce the Impact of Divorce On Your Kids

When grown ups decide to separate and emotions soar high, it is hard to think about the kids. However, they are there every minute, witnessing the arguments and dealing with the changes. If you are a dad who is fighting for custody, or would like to take an active part in the upbringing of your kids, you will need to give them all the support they need to survive these difficult times. Below you will find a few tips on how to help your kids through divorce.

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The Biggest Parenting Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

Being a parent is no simple task, especially when alone or co-parenting with a previous partner. It is a role that comes quite easily to some of us, but for others, it can be a lot more troublesome. While each of our experiences as a parent is quite different, there is one thing that we are all sure to do at some point – Make a mistake. These mistakes don’t necessarily make you a bad parent, but it is best to avoid them. With that in mind, here are six mistakes that you might make.

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Perfecting Parenting

Here we take a look at two basic but important skills we can put in place to help give our children an added sense of security within the parent/child relationship and work on perfecting parenting.

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A Child’s Perspective On Life

So if they can create all of these different images in their head, what do you think they think about the rest of their life. Do they put up a barrier, and create their own version of the world we see? Or are they more intelligent than we think, picking up on the smallest of things that even we miss because we don’t have the time to look? Well, we want to try and give you a child’s perspective on life, so see what you think of the life they might be living in their head!

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Taking Care Of Your Kids Full Time: What You Should Know

Taking care of your kids full time usually means you’ve decided to leave work to take care of your kids, and also that you’re not with the other parent anymore and the kids are staying with you. Taking care of the kids full time can be tough, especially on your own – which is why many single parents do decide to stop working. Below, you’ll find some advice that can help you when taking care of your kids full time.

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The High Road – Can It Be Taken During Familial Chaos?

But can the high road be taken? While it’s naive to think that in these circumstances everyone will act in the most professional and clinical manner possible, is it possible to adjust your own actions to ensure that you only carry self-respect, and prevent the contained issue from causing the chaos that’s always potentially on the horizon? We’d say yes.

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Why Selfishness Is the Key to Being a Better Parent

We often hear two different opinions when it comes to parenting; you either put your kids first or you put yourself first, there’s no in-between. Most people tend to agree with this. After all, raising kids is a handful and there are plenty of people out there that think having a child is pretty much the end of your life until they grow old enough to fend for themselves in the world.

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A Semi-Shield: Protecting Your Kids from Divorce Appropriately

We have so many internal conflicts when we are striving to be a better father, not least when we are going through the divorce process. Sometimes we can feel that we have to protect our kids from all of the pain and anguish that we are going through, but conversely, are we doing as much damage to our children by not letting them in? This begs the question, how much should we really shield our children from the divorce, and is there anything we can do to make the process more palatable for them?

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Want to Ensure Your Child Has a Bright Future? Make Sure You Follow These Crucial Steps

Let’s start by saying that no, there is no secret sauce or method to make your kids have a successful future. Everything is ultimately up to them, but there are plenty of ways for you to help out and ensure that they have a bright future ahead of them. There are two main considerations to keep in mind; how do you wish to guide your children in the future they want, and how will you prevent yourself from being an overbearing parent?

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Effective Ways to boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

As the parent, you are responsible for countering some of the negative effects that hurt your children. You are also responsible for bolstering their confidence levels, so their self-esteem doesn’t plummet when they face life’s challenges. You also need to be the person who is not directly responsible for damaging their confidence levels in the first place.

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Educating Your Child From A Young Age

Educating your child from a young age is essential if you hope to instill in them a sense of general understanding and competence. Of course, you may have chosen a good school for them to attend, diligently ensure they only miss days when very ill, and ensure they complete homework or simply integrate well with the class. That means you’re a reliable and considerate parent.

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3 Reasons to Get Your Kids Involved in Martial Arts

As a parent, knowing what kind of hobbies and activities to involve your young children in, is bound to be a major preoccupation of yours.

After all, there’s ample evidence to suggest that the kind of activities children engage in on a regular basis, have a powerful effect in shaping the kind of people they will later become, whether by instilling productive values at a young age or laying the foundations for positive habit pathways.

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What’s The Right Sports Hobby For Your Kid?

Have you noticed how people have become incredibly used to a sedentary lifestyle? In fact, for a lot of adults, the main activity their get throughout the day is when they make a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, staying active is key to your health. While it might be tricky to find the time for your weekly work out when you have long days in the office, it’s fair to say that it’s a different kettle of fish for your child.

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Preparing For Your Child’s Sports Hobby Can Give Your Bank Account a Workout

Hobbies are fantastic sources of inspiration for kids at the best of times. And, a sports hobby can get them out and about on a regular basis bring health benefits to the table, too. Hence why you’ll want to do everything possible to facilitate their passion. When they announce their desire to join the football team, you may even have visions of yourself on the sidelines each week.

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Getting Your Kids Through Challenging Times

Your kids are resilient little creatures; with plenty of love and support, they can get through an array of challenges and any difficult times that life may throw at them. However, the key is to protect them as much as possible, communicate clearly and regularly, and ensure that they feel able, to be honest about their thoughts and feelings.

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Handy Advice for Parents That Plan to Travel With Their Newborn

Taking care of your newborn child is hard work, and it’s even more difficult when you consider that you might occasionally need to travel with them. Whether you’re getting on a train or driving them across town, traveling with a newborn can be a difficult task if you’re not used to it or if you’re unsure how you can best take care of them. So to help you out, we’ve prepared some useful advice for parents that plan to travel with their newborn baby.

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3 Reasons to Save Money When You Have Kids

Children are expensive. They are also fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but they can cost you a lot of money. This is why it is always worth saving some money. If you can save some before you have kids, then it will be easier. Anyway, here are three reasons to save money when you have kids.

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Choosing the Right Baby Formula

Choosing the right baby formula for your baby seems like an impossible choice. Before you had a child you most likely assumed that there was just one type of formula to suit all, but sadly things aren’t that simple. To be able to choose which formula is the best for your baby, you need to first know what types are available to you. Knowledge is power Dads.

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How To Make Divorce Easier For Your Children

Divorce is always a tricky time for everyone involved. If you have children it is essential for everyone to remain as amicable as possible. Children can become very insecure when their parents are separating, as their whole world is about to be tipped upside down. A few decades ago divorce was unusual, but now divorce rates are at an all-time high.

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