Kids

The Social Life of the App Addicted Teen

In this digital era, young people are so immersed in technology that it factors into just about every facet of their lives from when they get up in the morning to when they go to bed. Want proof? Consider these eye-opening statistics about the life of the average social teen, which will give a glimpse into how much of a role technology plays in their day-to-day affairs…

College Visits at Supersonic Speed: Welcome to The Future.

  How is it that my twins are doing college visits already? I know, I know, you guys have been through this years ago. Mommies In Orbit is a late bloomer, in all areas! They are starting their junior year in high school, so these visits are real eye-openers for all of us. There’s a strange phenomenon about raising kids, it’s like they are 10…

Health and Rewards for Kids: Striking a Balance

Health and Rewards for Kids: Striking a Balance Raising children isn’t easy. You have to feed and bathe them, educate them, teach them right from wrong, instill values and morals, and motivate them to make good choices. There is a lot of debate about the latter of these, which leads to the seemingly never-ending debate over whether or not children should be rewarded. Specifically, the argument ignites…

How Reading Out Loud To Kids Helps Develop Comprehension and Confidence.

By Guest Blogger Sloan McKinney Reading aloud to a parent or quietly to themselves help children strengthen their literacy and improve comprehension. However, parents who take the lead as storytellers and narrators by reading to their children also greatly influence their child’s love of reading. A survey conducted by Scholastic showed that 87 percent of kids liked or loved read-aloud time with their parents, and the majority…

The Best and Worst Plants for Kids With Allergies.

  Being a parent is both joy and responsibility. And the smaller you kid is, the greater responsibility lies on your shoulders. Whatever you do and wherever you go, you feel that safety and wellbeing of your little human is what matters most. The good news is that we people are genetically predisposed to easily adopt to changing circumstances. The bad news is, however, that sometimes genes can fail to…

How To Explain Cyberbullying To Your Children.

Raising children is obviously a difficult task. From the minute we found out we were expecting, most of us began planning, baby proofing, and purchasing much needed baby gear. We poured over every piece of literature about sleep schedules, feeding options, and how to swaddle an infant. Now, after a few years have passed, our sons and daughters are on the verge of becoming teenagers. Navigating the world of acne…