When you have small children at home, even though you love them, you may not trust them around technology. You’ve heard the story a million times, of parents who let their children play with their smartphone, and one day it slips through their tiny hands, smashing onto the ground. However, because of the modern world we live in, it’s very wise to start children off early and introduce technology into their lives.
People from an older generation find it difficult to adapt to the new ways of living and technology surrounds them. The opposite should be done for your small children, because you not only want them to adapt to technology but utilize it to live a better life. The home is where this journey can start, but at the same time, you need to be careful. Therefore, you should aim to bring child-friendly technology around them at a young age.
When you have a family, all you could ever hope for is that your children will be happy and healthy. No matter your background, your beliefs, or how many children you have, it’s a universal wish for every parent anywhere. But sometimes you realize that you can’t take leave it to chance. Although you can hope that your children find themselves on the right path in the future, you may also want to think about the things that you can do to ensure that they lead happy, healthy, and contented lives. So much so, that it often becomes your life’s mission.
Whether you’re pregnant now and you’re just starting to think about the future, or you’ve been a parent for a while, there’s plenty of steps that you can take to guide the future of your children. Although you want to ensure that you do everything you can to bring up strong, stable, and responsible kids, it can also help to guide them along, and even put set steps in place so that things seem a little more set in stone. If you are keen to ensure your kids have the future they deserve, don’t just leave it to chance. Here are some steps you could consider taking if you want them to enjoy fulfilled futures.
I can’t believe it’s been two years since we welcomed you into the world. Since, after making me wait an extra week to meet you, you finally entered our lives. For the last two years, you have brought nothing but love, joy and wonder to our lives – every single day you continue to amaze me. You’re such a clever little thing (perhaps too clever for your own good) and it’s almost hard to imagine you as the tiny little baby that entered the world on that Sunday morning.
I’ll be honest, I don’t know many two year olds, but you’re definitely the best one.
If you’re currently pregnant (your maybe your partner is), you are probably weighing up all the pros and cons of being a stay-at-home parent after the birth. There are many reasons why lots of people choose to quit their job so that they can become full-time mums. When I was pregnant, I’d had loved to have been a position to jack in my job and stay at home with my little one all the time, but financially that simply wasn’t viable for us. For a lot of people it is though. It drastically cuts down the costs of childcare and it will give you a lot more time to bond with your child. But is it really worth it?
There are so many portrayals of the stay-at-home parent that show it to be a really wholesome and fulfilling role and I’m sure it is, in the main. However, what people don’t show are the downsides to it. So, to try and debunk the whole myth of the stay-at-home mum (from someone who isn’t one, and couldn’t be one), here are some of the cons that you should expect to experience along with all the pros.
Snacking is beginning to get a bit of a bad name these days. Over the past couple of decades, kid’s diets have seen snacks take on more and more of a significant role. Sadly, the increasing role of snacking has been met with a delayed increase in attention from many parents. Dinner is still the main event and it is where our focus lies.
The dinner table is where we try to educate our kids about food and trying to get nutritious fodder into our unappreciative dinners that would rather be eating beige food in front of the telly! There is a lot of pressure at the dinner table these days. Snacking is often something that our kids pester us about (sometimes whilst they are actually eating their dinner!) and is met with quick, easy (unhealthy), on demand fixes.
Date nights are awesome… but we don’t have many these days. Our parents don’t live all that locally and, frankly, we don’t get enough time with our Short Rib to want to give him up for a night and do anything else. That said, in a recent charity raffle at his nursery, we won what I considered to be the star prize. 6 hours of free babysitting with Short Rib’s favourite worker. We’ve been wracking our brains trying to figure out what to do and when… but we’re so long out of the dating game, that it’s harder than it sounds.
So, looking for inspiration, I put the question out there.