Best Date Idea With Your Kids!

My 7-year-old said to his 5-year-old (soon to be 6) brother: "It's really really fun Oliver! This Geocaching thing is really fun!" And as any parent would expect, my 5-year-old didn't wait for his actual date day, he wanted to go the next day! So we did. He too enjoyed his first experience Geocaching. So [...]

The 5 Most Important Money Lessons To Teach Your Kids

What our kids think about money: When I said we didn't have enough money to buy a toy that he wanted, my 3-year-old suggested I go to the bank and withdraw more money. When my 5-year-old took loose change from the table-top to buy a can of soft drink, he said the money was his [...]

3 Key First Steps to Effectively Respond To The Explosive Child

The timer rings. Mother: "It's time to stop using the iPad now Simon, your timer's up" Child: "After this, it's almost done" Another 5 minutes had passed. Mother: "When are you going to stop using the iPad? Your timer's done!" Child: "Wait! I already told you after this!" Mother: "After what???! Stop using it RIGHT [...]

Screen Time: What’s Your Stand? 

We’ve gone from being a screen-free family (for kids) to ==> limited-screen-time ==> uncontrollable screen time ==> no-screen-allowed period! Does this sound familiar? Are you going through the same struggle? Let me share with you what the challenges we face are - we WANT to allow kids to use screen. The world is evolving. Their [...]

Do Each of Your Children Feel Important?

The hubbub of work and school sometimes leave little space for us to give attention to our children individually. Nonetheless, In our family we have figured out 3 effective habits to let each child know that they are special, because they are. 1. Acknowledge their contributions or bigger achievements. Make a point of speaking about [...]

10 Ways You Can Make Your Kids Exclaim “You’re The Best!”

It was easy to make babies, toddlers and even preschoolers smile their biggest smile. A simple peek-a-boo can have your baby laughing away for 10 minutes. Chasing bubbles can make a toddler squeal their happiest sounds. A family ride on the top deck of a double-decked bus can have your preschoolers excited for the whole [...]