No one likes to go to the dentist, but most adults understand that it’s necessary. The problem comes in for parents of young children. How do you relieve their fear of the dentist without misleading them?
There’s nothing like taking time for a relaxing vacation with your family. When it’s done right, you all create memories that last a lifetime. But vacations often become far more stressful than they should be, and much of that is because of poor planning. Here are a few of the top tips to help you plan a fantastic family vacation.
As daunting as the task may seem, building a family budget is important. Don’t complicate the task by trying to build a complicated spreadsheet, unless of course, you are an expert at this. Instead, old-fashioned paper and pencil can easily map the layout for your family budget. Below are five useful tips to help begin your family’s budgeting journey.
Being a parent and homeowner is not easy. Raising a family takes a lot of work and responsibility and keeping up with regular home maintenance and repairs can quickly take a backseat to child-rearing and daily tasks. Luckily, there are quite a few tools available to help, and they fit perfectly in your palm. Here are five apps every family should be using.
It sometimes seems like clutter just sneaks in when you are not looking. You tidy your home in only to turn around and find that things have begun, once more, to collect and pile up. Believe it or not, there are ways to deal with this insidious creep and stop it before it begins. Here are a few simple rules to get rid of the clutter and prevent yourself from becoming a hoarder.
There’s nothing quite like coming in from playing in the snow and warming up by standing over or under one of the vents for your HVAC system. In many ways, it’s like a warm hug from your house to you. Ensuring those vents stay clean, then, is an integral part of regular winter maintenance, to provide plenty of air can come through and keep your home nice and warm.
A big part of teaching your kids to be financially responsible is to practice what you preach. Kids learn by the example that you set. If you are not committed to spending responsibly and using good saving and money habits yourself, your children are unlikely to learn this skill. Here are some ways to help your kids learn the value of money in real-life ways.
Teaching kids healthy habits starts early and lasts their whole life. However, lecturing your child about the importance of money may not sound appealing to you or your child. Teaching money management doesn’t have to be dull. It can be quite fun!
Children have the unique ability to re-ignite their parent’s excitement for Christmas all over again, as they dream of Santa’s visit and jump at the thought of presents under the tree. However, with so much “want” kids experience this time of year, the concept of value and working for what you have can be lost on little ones. By having them save to buy their own gifts for friends and family, you can help re-instill those values at this special time of year. Some tips for teaching them ways to save on gifts are given below.
Chores are a fantastic opportunity for children to share in the household work and to learn to use their hands, brains, and bodies to help others. When children take part in household chores, they feel needed and part of something. They build self-confidence and self-esteem when they feel they are contributing something concrete to the family. These learned skills carry over into other relationships outside of the family. The purposeful movement of washing dishes, sweeping the floor and folding clothes is a great way for children to get rid of excess energy and reduce stress. Here are six tips on introducing chores to your children.