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Sleep Music for Kids

Music is oftentimes recognized for uplifting emotions and also bringing a fun to your daily life. From dancing in the kitchen while preparing food, to creating the mood while having a date night; music can regularly spark emotions which you did not realize! With regards to getting your kid to sleep, music can be a good solution to soothe children off peacefully.

As soon as you bring your newborn home, infants are full with new experiences. This is difficult to their developing senses, which makes it particularly essential to create a calm, enjoyable environment so that you can provide them with the relaxing atmosphere they should nurture their sleeping routine. Soft music enjoyed every night cannot only relax your kid, (more…)

Teaching Your Children Good Oral Hygiene

The struggle is real for millions of parents who fight the same battle twice a day. Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a real challenge, but it’s one that must be overcome. Nearly half of all American children have some form of tooth decay between ages 2 and 11. This is why it’s never too early to start encouraging your family members to practice proper oral hygiene. The sooner they do, the more likely they’ll have strong, healthy teeth.

Unfortunately, as most parents know, talking kids into doing any chores is an uphill climb. They may need some extra motivation to start brushing regularly. Additionally, visiting the dentist or pediatrician can be a frightening experience for many young ones.

There are some tips you can use to make the process of instilling good habits easier and more successful. You also can try some strategies to help ensure your kids’ dentist visits aren’t as scary as they could be. (more…)

Childhood Obesity – Causes and Prevention

Childhood obesity statistics, not only in the US but throughout the western world, are startling. All western countries have seen a dramatic increase in their childhood obesity statistics. In the USA, the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 – 11 years increased from 6.5% – 19.6% from 1980 to the present. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 – 19 years increased from 5.0% – 18.1%.1.

The cause of the obesity is the same as with adults. Too many calories are being consumed and not enough calories being expended through exercise. So what is causing this dramatic change over the last 30 years? In my opinion, the following are the reasons that childhood obesity statistics have changed so dramatically over the last 30 years. (more…)

Getting your child to learn Arduino

With the earth becoming a progressively complex place to live, it is necessary for children to understand STEM learning system to prepare themselves to take part in the future personnel and to know how technological innovation works. Apart from the practical applications offered by STEM learning, it is also fun for kids!

STEM learning concept offers a lot of advantages for children. They can learn the way to put on their knowledge to fix the problems that happen in their daily lives, like repairing a damaged toy or finding out how to build a simple robot using Arduino starter kits.

I am sure you and your kid know about Arduino but sometime you don’t know what Arduino is. It is normal if you don’t. in this article, i am going to explain. Before we discuss about Arduino, it is necessary to understand microcontroller. it is built-in circuits which are simply miniature computers. This device can work with simple software programs. it requires less energy and can be powered for hours and days but this device can process data a bit faster than human in this earth. Arduino is opensource platform that contain circuit boards so microcontrollers can be used easily. (more…)

Advice on Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus

By Attorney Ashley Balicki

I wanted to give you some guidance and general advice on Co-Parenting During COVID-19.

1. Decision-Making: If you, a member of your household, or your child are diagnosed with COVID-19 immediately advise the other parent. Do not hide this information. Communicate with your child(ren)’s parent and agree on uniform practices in both households. For example, parents should confer with one another and agree upon uniform practices with the child(ren) in each household such as not having play dates or having children visit others outside outdoor activities at each home and communicating with extended family members via telephone/FaceTime. If you must convey information or diagnoses to your child that may alarm or upset your child, speak with the other parent to create a joint message before speaking with the child. (more…)

What to do with kids during quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic continue rise in many countries all over the world, more and more families find themselves in isolation and quarantine. For kids, this situation might be scary and boring for them. We love our children, but we have to face it, parenting will be nerve-racking task if we are stuck inside with the children due to the pandemic. No more going to school. Put aside movie theaters. And forget other public places in which you would usually visit. Social distancing is important in this hard situation and that means no play dates as well.

Kids need structure, so it is crucial to create a school-like schedule. First determine a section of your home for learning. When you do not have a separate room, you may use table in the kitchen or living room. Give your child a large box and put essential school supplies based on their age books, notebooks, paper, laptop, crayons, pens etc.).

Second, keep going as usual where your child wakes up and wear their clothes just like they were attending school. Don’t wear pajamas! You want your child to be in class-mode rather than watching TV mode. To increase the ambiance, you may ring a bell or play music while you child marches to the learning room. (more…)