Kids

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…

How To Motivate Your Kids To Exercise!

How To Motivate Your Kids To Exercise Obesity is a problem in the United States. According to the CDC and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, this isn’t simply an adult issue; obesity is severely impacting our children. Nearly ⅓ of children aged 6-19 are overweight. 17% of 2-19 year olds are critically obese. This causes numerous health risks, including type 2…

How To Introduce Pets and Babies

  Oftentimes, our pets can feel as much a part of the family as any human. In fact, it’s fairly common to hear men and women refer to their dogs, cats, and other animals as their “babies.” We pet owners love our babies very much, and that’s why we seek to keep them healthy, happy, and comfortable, no matter what comes along. But just…