2019 Big Brother of the Year

7 Fascinating and Cool Campfire Facts for Kids

Campfires are the highlight of every summer camp experience and the glow of a warm fire provides the perfect opportunity for kids to enjoy time-honored traditions such as roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Along with the traditional campfire stories, lessons can be learned about science and history that take on new meaning when they are taught outdoors. This season, arm your little camper with a few fascinating facts about campfires that they can share with their fellow camp friends.

Making the Case for Handwriting in the Curriculum

Back in 2008, Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan dangled the promise of his Race to the Top grant money to applying states that agreed to adopt the Common Core State Standards, which took handwriting off the books in favor of keyboarding. 45 states adopted those standards, and so many states no longer teach kids cursive writing–or printing, for that matter.

What Not To Put In Children’s Books

Most authors of children’s books and the majority of parents agree that stories for young readers should be devoid of bad language, sex and violence. For this reason, authors and editors take great care to ensure that these guidelines are followed. However, as in so many things, opinions can differ concerning what is acceptable at any given age. A British reviewer of one recently published children’s book of short stories observed that the book is: ‘… aimed at the children’s book market with content that is entirely appropriate for younger readers… ‘ Yet an American reviewer of the same book in an otherwise wholly positive appraisal, advised that: ‘As far as parental guidance goes, this book does contain one use of mild language and there is a joke made about suicide which may not be suitable for young children.’ It is of interest to examine the two passages instanced to try to understand how what was regarded as innocuous by one reviewer prompted a warning by the other.

The Bouncy Castle

The bouncy castle, that fun and well, bouncy creation that kids the world over love. Where did they come from why are they such great fun?

Are You Sharpening the Saw?

Are you taking the time you need to refresh and re-balance your life so that it is working for you instead of your working for it? Working smart always beats working hard. Brains beat brawn. Make sure you are sharpening your saw from time to time…

Different Ways to Make a Kid Love Reading

It is difficult to raise kids with right qualities probably due to the impressionable age and the immense scope for distractions around them. Only way to inculcate the right qualities is through reading. So, the question arises how to make the children love books. This article precisely does that.

Fun Books for Reading at Bedtime

Recent reviews of a book for older children have made observations such as the following: ‘I’m still not sure whether this book is geared toward children or adults. Maybe both. It was an utterly delightful read with lots of laugh out loud moments as the author weaves fantasy and legend with actual history.’ And another reviewer wrote: ‘A completely humorous fantasy adventure that is great for young readers transitioning from picture books to “real” books. Each chapter is a complete story in of itself which is perfect for its target audience. Parents who read this aloud to their children are sure to get a laugh out of it.’ Both reviewers identified an essential attribute of a book at bedtime: a book to be read with and to a young person who is still striving to perfect the art of reading, that it should be a good read for both child and parent.

Shout, Laugh and Play

The old ways of expecting children to be “seen and not heard” are gone. If you think that approach will produce results, expect negative ones. Regardless of your age, you have an opportunity to either build up or destroy a child’s direction in life. This is especially crucial in the church. We will be held accountable to God for how we treat his precious children.

Hiding the Lessons in Children’s Books

In a recent review of a book for older children, the reviewer drew attention to the need to draw young people into reading though providing amusement and entertainment. ‘I enjoyed reading the stories in this book. They are just plain old fun without any lessons to learn or educational merit. While those types of books certainly have their place, I think it’s great for kids to just sit back and enjoy reading. The characters have fun personalities, there is plenty of action, and lots of humor. Children will get a kick out of the silly things the characters say and do, like taking a bath in a full suit of armour and sleeping a whole week through.’

Areas to Improve for Your Kid’s Development

If it’s a big question of how you would be chiseling your fumbling child into a confident boy or girl stepping into the future, then don’t navigate further. A book is something that can help you nurture your child even when you don’t have the time to explain things in a much better way. Here’s a list of areas which certainly help your child grow as he leaps ahead into the future.

#MentorTwist – SHAZAM!

Your Little Angel Deserves Nothing But the Best Babysitting

Every mother of a newborn child establishes a kind of connect and relationship with her child, that makes her silently pledge, that no third person shall ever be permitted to take over the care of her precious jewel. That is the way the Almighty has created mothers, and it is a matter not merely of the umbilical cord but the 9 months of togetherness and oneness that leads to such an unbreakable bond.

5 Ways Disney Has Inspired Me

Walt Disney and his awesome company has been my top source of inspiration for my entire life. The unmistakeable attention to detail, and the relentless pursuit of quality, as it has related to the soul of the human being has lifted my creative spirit in so many more ways than I can count. Perhaps, if I share this, it will inspire you too!

Sneak Out of Home

Sneaking out of home is a fantasy. At some part of our life, we want to just go out of our homes and have fun without our parents knowing that. It is no more a dream now.

Eureka! Now I Got It!

Are you listening to your inner voice? Are you paying attention to your inner genius? Maybe right now is your time to shine!

Pokemon Go Is Redefining Our Communities

The new sensational app, Pokemon Go, has redefined our communities as strangers join forces to track down and capture imaginary monsters! Did Pokemon just solve the gap between the lack of activity associated with digital devices in new generations with the adventurous ways of the old? We think it might have.

They Don’t Listen

How do I get my kids to do what I ask them to do, when I ask them to do it, without losing my temper, mind, or sanity? A Montessori Schools teacher with over 32 years of experience shares her advice.

Those Who Hurt Are Hurting!

Human behavior is driven by emotion. Those who act in hurtful ways are usually hurting themselves in some way. When you cross paths with rude hurtful people do you add to their pain or try to somehow fix it?

Books to Encourage Children to Read

In a recent official review of a children’s book, the reviewer commended good stories that are ‘just plain old fun without any lessons or educational merit.’ Then after conceding that more formal books have their place, the reviewer expressed the view that ‘it’s great for kids to just sit back and enjoy reading.’ This is a view that many teachers would endorse. Reading is such an essentially fundamental skill that its acquisition must take precedence until it is well accomplished. To this end, the reviewer concluded of the book in question that it had succeeded in its purpose ‘to entertain and make children fall in love with reading.’

Children’s Apparel Come To Life

The online medium is very attractive, but at the same time can spring up surprise to the buyer. Efficient retailers are able to develop a value added paradigm for the buyers by offering them more than they have anticipated.

Because Sexual Assault Should Not Be A Part Of The College Experience

Sexual assault on college campuses appears to be growing at an alarming rate. Every parent needs to discuss this issue with their daughter before she goes off to college. What to tell your daughter to avoid her of becoming another statistic of campus rape.

Together, We are Defenders of Potential

Lego City Fun in the Park – City People Pack 60134 Review

Meet The Lego’s Ordinary People In The Park – Lego City Fun in the Park – City People Pack 60134 – Referred to as “The Best Lego Set ever” by fans and enthusiasts during its release last February in New York Toy Fair 2016, it is a must-have set for Lego collectors. The set made headlines over global major news websites that raised attention, not only from its fans, but also from the media as well, after seeing images of a boy in a wheelchair and a baby figure.

How to Help Your Teen Know the Difference Between Good Stress and Bad Stress?

It’s summer time, and at my home, barbequing is synonymous with summer time fun. Just writing this post is making me want to “Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie”. Last weekend I woke up to a slight odor in our kitchen, luckily I remembered that I forgot to turn off the barbeque, which happens to be on our patio right outside the kitchen, the night before.

Guardians of the Galaxy at Disney’s California Adventure – Another Fantasy Studio’s Take

“Disneyland will never be complete, as long as there is imagination left in the world.” -Walt Disney “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” will take its place as a replacement for the “Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” at Disney’s California Adventure park. The new attraction will open up during the summer of 2017, while the former will close down in early 2017.

How to Teach Children Public Speaking

When it comes to surveys that identifies what our greatest fears are, public speaking frequently top these lists. According to an article published by The Washington Post, more than 25% of Americans surveyed fear public speaking, making it the number 1 fear of all Americans (see article titled America’s top fears: Public speaking, heights and bugs, published by the Washington Post on 30 October, 2014). Delivering a speech in public is more fearful than heights, bugs, snakes, and drowning!

2016 Summer Camp Checklist

So, it’s off to sleepaway camp for your youngster, and the only mountain left to climb is… packing. Most camps will provide a list of what items to bring as well as what not to bring, giving you a good starting point. Try to keep things as simple as possible; the more your camper brings, the more there is to keep track of amid the hodgepodge of multiple kids’ clothing and paraphernalia.

From Picture Books to ‘Real’ Books

A recent review of a book for older children described the book as ‘a completely humorous fantasy adventure that is great for young readers transitioning from picture books to “real” books.’ This draws attention to an important stage in the process of learning to read.

My World Is My Dream And Never A Reality To Turn Fake

For some people dreams are their reality. They are more convincing then the rudderless realities of the daily life. This is my fairy land where I wish to take you all even its for a little time. Will you come with me?

Invest In Early Childhood Education

It has been found out that a wise investment in early childhood education can impact the society as well the economy of America in a very positive way. A proper investment in high-quality programs for early education can, in the long run, directly contribute to more employment with better wages, lesser crime, better health, reduced poverty, improve race and gender equality as there will be better intellectual achievement among students.

Enjoy Greenery After Rain and Protect the Little Creatures

Nature is full of wonderful gifts; they all have the magical effect in our life. The green grass, the colorful wild- flowers, the mushrooms growing on the bark, the bright shiny leaves gives shelter to many insects, the caterpillars growing into colorful butterfly flattering over the wild- flowers, the red velvet bug creeping over leaves, the snail peeping out of its shell, little ant trying to gather its food in a hole, frogs happily croaks, the sweet song of cuckoo, breeding season of fishes the spiders weaving its web and the list went on.

Premises Liability: Slip and Fall on School Property

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, especially where floor surfaces tend to be highly polished tiles or other hard materials. High traffic areas are also prone to causing slip and fall accidents, as repeated, daily wear of the surfaces creates a slick environment for anyone walking on those floors.

2018 Big Brother of the Year Murray

Child Proofing: Safety Concerns of Hand-Me-Downs

Hand-Me-Downs are great, especially for parents that want to save money on baby items. When the opportunity to get a free crib from your husband’s best friend’s aunt’s co-worker’s sister, who is cleaning out her attic, seems like a no brainier, however second hand baby items are not always a good idea, they can present hidden dangers that parents may not be aware of at first sight.

The 8 Most Fun Destinations For Kids In Dubai

Dubai, known as the Shopping Capital of the Middle East, might be all about the glitz, glamour and gold, but you’d be surprised at what the city has to offer for children. From adrenalin-pumping adventures like skydiving to tamer choices like pools and beaches, Dubai has something for kids of all ages and caters to all their whims and fancies.

Rock Climbing at Summer Camp – Safety for Kids

Rock climbing is one of the most popular activities at summer camp. Kids love it so much that they even request it as an activity for their birthday party. As they attempt to reach new heights, they build self-esteem along with physical strength that transfers to every aspect of their lives. While watching your kid scale a rock climbing wall may make you nervous, this is one of the safest activities at summer camp when an experienced trainer is supervising it. Whether your son or daughter prefers to climb on an indoor wall or a natural surface, it is important for them to know and follow these basic safety rules.

How Summer Camp Fires Up Your Child’s Creativity

Sleepaway summer camp is packed with long, sunny days perfect for lively outdoor activities from swimming and boating to hiking, tennis and horseback riding. It’s also a great place for kids to let their creative spirits soar, whether it’s writing a script for a camp skit, daring to sing a solo at campfire time, creating a cool nature collage or whipping up a dazzling picture frame in wood shop. Kids at camp play instruments, sing, paint, experiment with the potter’s wheel and learn the basics of wood working. Whether your little camper is trying a new skill or perfecting an old one, summer camp provides a fun, supportive atmosphere for all sorts of creative endeavors.

What Is An Island?

The movie, “Castaway,” portrayed a stranding on a deserted island as an arduous, almost hopeless experience. Yet, many people are captivated by the thrill of having absolute freedom from the worries of the world, should it happen to them.

The Selfless Guidance Of A Mentor

You do not know everything. When we are young, we step up, and step out into our lives boldly, until something happens to make us stumble. Some who stumble get up to step out boldly again. Others learn caution, and step carefully. Wouldn’t it be nice to see what is ahead, to understand where the stumbles are, in order to avoid them? Perhaps you need a mentor.

End Procrastination Around Homework: A 3 Minute Strategy for Teens

Do you wish sometimes that there was a simple way to end procrastination around homework? Learn a 3 minute strategy to streamline homework and eliminate the “homework bottleneck”…

Is Separation Anxiety Happening to Your Child?

Now that school’s (almost) out for the summer, your kids are probably about to embark on a whole lot of summer fun – and probably time away from you. Depending how well they’ve been previously acclimated to parental separation through things like sleepovers and even just learning to occupy themselves and not being attached at the waist during your every move, some children will handle extended separation better than others. Keep reading to learn what is (and isn’t) a sign of separation anxiety, what causes it, and what you can do about it.

Chronic Student Absenteeism: Stats, Causes, and the Federal Response

Some time before schools had shut their doors on the 2015-16 school year, the U.S. Department of Education’s 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection 2016 Update reported that over 6.5 million kids had been “chronically absent.” In other words, they’d missed 15 or more days of classes, translating to some 13% of all students nationwide.

Best Yummy Ways to Celebrate National Cookie Day

Days like National Cookie Day only happen once a year. With so many ways to enjoy it, it’s easy to truly make the most out of National Cookie Day!

2018 Big Sister of the Year Myra

Learning at the Zoo

During summer many families decide going to the zoo is great summer entertainment. Most kids love to see animals and going to the zoo is the perfect place to do that. As a parent it’s fun to see your child’s eyes light up as they view an elephant for the first time or see their giggles as they watch the monkeys play.

Tasting Your Way Through Summer

Summer is almost here and you are probably starting to search for fun and free things to do with your kids. If you haven’t started searching yet, you will be soon! I have an idea for you. How about taking your kids to a Farmers Market? That’s not someplace we tend to think of to take the kids. It’s free and can be quite an adventure. Farmers Markets are open for the summer so add that to your summer fun list.

It’s Better Not to Jump on Anyone’s Fun

Bouncy castles are everywhere now – in birthday parties, wedding venues and even in corporate meets, however it is during summer that their use tends to get double. Summertime is when fun and excitement know no boundaries.

The Federal Government’s Push for Restorative Justice Puts Teachers at Risk

In light of reported discriminatory discipline policies in place in our schools, the Obama administration has been pushing to replace them with a program called restorative justice. The downside of this practice and attending government overreach is putting teachers in harm’s way.

Stretch Your Brain!

Once you stretch your brain you can never go back to the person you were before who was less than the person you are now. It’s sort of like trying to put toothpaste back into the tube. It just doesn’t work and now you have to deal with your new reality. I’d say a more enlightened mind is a good reality to be dealing with, wouldn’t you?

Play Therapy Makes a Difference

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. That doesn’t seem like a lot to ask for, does it? Yet, all around us, we see so many unhappy, and yes, damaged children. As society is advancing, as we are daily attaining new heights of success and evolution, something is certainly going terribly wrong. Otherwise, why would we see so many cases of childhood depression, student suicides, bullying, and other innumerable things that children of today are grappling with? Add to that the increase in cases of learning disabilities, autism, ADHD and one realizes how challenging it is to be a child in today’s world. So as parents, as teachers, how does one deal with this new, changing face of childhood? Seen this way, it looks like a dreary, dismal picture. Yet, it doesn’t need to be! Understanding the challenges children face today is the first step toward being in a position to empower and help them. Then comes acceptance of the differences in each one of our children. This calls for patience, for perseverance, and most important of all, tolerance.

Living With Headphones

Headphones or ear buds are as common to today’s teenager as a separate phone line was to teens of the 80’s. How can you communicate with your teen when they are constantly wearing headphones? I will show you 5 ways to communicate effectively with your teen while showing respect in a positive manner.

What’s New In Learning How To Learn?

Is your child struggling in math? Are they studying for hours in the hope of getting excellent marks? How would you feel if you showed them an efficient way to study using the latest research? How may this affect all of their subjects? Think about it! You are giving them a gift worth its weight in gold!

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Manage School Stress

Most teens (83%) say that school is a significant source of stress in their life. Learn 3 ways to help your teen manage school stress…

Personalised Children’s Books Make Underrepresented Kids Feel Included

Children love to see themselves represented in books. Whether it’s through seeing kids of their own gender, skin tone, hair texture, family configuration, or other traits, it is incredibly important for healthy psychological development for kids to know that they are represented. This is especially true of children who are typically underrepresented in mainstream media.


Is Your Child Performing Optimally at School?

The school term is over and many children have received their reports. Some will have done very well and some will have performed below the expectations of their parents and teachers. If your child has under-performed, are you sure you know why the results were poor?

Today’s Generation

Times have surely changed since the early 1900’s. Everything is so different these days from technology, to education, and even social gatherings. Back then, it was all about family and bringing the family together.

How Do You Choose A Good Piano Teacher For Your Child?

Finding the right piano teacher for your child can open up a whole world of skill and enjoyment. It can make a huge impact on your child’s development and emotional intelligence and confidence. So how do you find a good teacher? Here we review four essential questions.

We Can’t Think Two Thoughts At The Same Time!

Did you know that you can’t think two thoughts at the same time? This is a good thing because it gives you the power of choice. You can actually choose what to think about and then not have any room left over for what you don’t want to think about. Cool, huh?

Your Child’s 7 Summer Camp Must-Haves

Chances are, when you’re preparing your son or daughter for their first day at summer camp, you’re thinking of the essentials: snacks? Check. Sunblock? Check. Swimsuit and floaties? Check and check. But if you’re like most parents and also thinking of a zillion other things (like your own job, perhaps? How and when you’re going to get all the shopping and laundry done?), then check this handy, quick list of our 7 categories of absolute summer camp packing must-haves.

A Father’s Realization: The New “Birds & The Bee’s” Talk for Parents in 2016

As a father of a three-year-old, I had a realization after the Orlando terror attack. A realization that parents of this century will have to explain something our parents did not even have to think about.

Why I Write for Children

Ever since I read the famous Sapir Whorf Hypothesis: “the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavioral characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken,” I have realized the importance of language learning for young people, and how fundamental it is to child development, and learning as a whole. There are words, and thus, concepts, which cannot be directly translated from one language to another. One can approach the meaning through close paraphrasing, but something is lost in translation.

Fear Kills More Than Death Does!

Death kills you only once. Fear can kill you on a daily basis. Are you letting your fear kill off the best of you?

Stop, Look And Admire Before It Perishes

Let a child be a child and not act like some fashionable grown up. Let them enjoy the childhood within the lap of nature and not with some electronic gadget that makes them stay indoors and fails to connect with the surroundings.

The Alphabet! A Guide to Me! And a Guide to You!

The alphabet is a guide and order to communication. Anyone who would want to steal an alphabet letter, would be as disruptive as a person could be!

Give a Little Kindness – Big Brother Terence

5 Benefits For Young Children And Teens Participating In Dance Exam Sessions Within Dance Schools

What are the benefits of young children taking dance exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance? Is this an important factor for the development of young children and teenagers to take part in dance exams within their dance schools? What are the benefits gained by doing so?

How Vietnamese International Schools Are Failing Millennial Teens

Mid-budget international schools in Asia that are trying to become internationally-accredited are becoming stricter on a wide range of teen issues and in some cases are ignoring teen rights in a effort to look good on the outside, while at the same time pandering to traditional Asian values so they don’t lose parents as their customers. This has serious consequences for the teens who study there. The answer is to focus on values and build the self-esteem of teenagers by offering activities that teach them life skills and the attitudes necessary to achieve their life goals.

Safeguarding Elementary School Kids From Abduction

Nothing can be more tormenting for a parent than having a child abducted and not knowing how they are and where they are. Most cases of abduction for school going kids happen when they are on their way to the school and on their way back home from school. Abduction of kids has become very real and it is up to the parents and the schools to come up with safety measures to reduce the cases and to keep the children safeguarded at all times. Even the simplest measures on the way to school and while in school can go a long way in protecting the children.

3 Tips to Boost Self-Esteem in Today’s Youth

One of the more disheartening comments a parent or teacher is apt to hear from a child is “I can’t” or “It’s too hard.” These comments often hint at insecurities or low self-esteem. There may be a myriad of reasons why a child lacks confidence; sometimes it’s merely a matter of development and may come with age. Yet it’s important to nurture children’s self-esteem so that they can grow and thrive with a positive state of mind intact and ready to tackle future challenges in school and life. The following tips can help educators or childcare workers find ways to promote students to feel better about themselves and what they can accomplish.

Top 10 Online Shopping Sites for Babies & Toddlers

This entire article revolves around the concept of buying products online for your kids and toddlers. You can opt for a large number of websites when you want to buy products for your little ones. Given are the top 10 websites for buying them.

Thoughts Really Do Become Things!

How aware are you of your thoughts? Did you know that your thoughts can actually become things? Did you know that what you think about is what you usually get in your life?

Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Buying a Balance Bike

With so many balance bikes available, it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by the choices. But don’t worry. We’ve made it easy for you.

Key Things To Consider In The Personalized Children’s Book You Want To Order

By choosing the right company that specializes in creating personalized story books, you can have one (or more) that your child will surely love to read. And if it’s your first time to have a personalized children’s book made, below are some of the important things that need to be considered in its creation.

Your Word and Your Reputation!

Your word and reputation are some of the most important things that you’ll ever have. Did you know that you could lose everything and still not lose everything if you still have your word and reputation intact?

5 Chores That Your Child Can (and Should) Do

Article featuring a list of 5 chores that every child should be able to do on its own. Getting pampered is a good thing, but excess of everything is harmful. Keep reading as this might be something of your general interest.

2017 Big Sister of the Year Erin

Build the Imagination in a Child With the Right Doll House

Childhood memories that I have are focused around a doll house my mother made for me out of scrap boards and scrap material. Nowadays the internet gives us a broader chose for purchasing of doll house kits and accessories for the collector, the parent to give to their children, and anyone interested building one.

Why We Need Technology in the Classrooms

In this article I want to address the need for using technology in the classrooms today. I will talk briefly about topics and issues I think would improve if technology was used in classrooms.

Motion Creates Emotion

Get up and get physically moving and you will get your emotional and creative juices flowing… And who knows what will be possible then!

Why Synthetic Marijuana Is Killing Kids

A harmful message is sent to our younger generation as states pass the legalization of marijuana, offering it as a safe and harmless drug. The problem worsens when our young people believe synthetic marijuana is the same as natural marijuana.

6 Tips for the Perfect First Sleepover

As your child matures and becomes closer and more comfortable with friends, playtime after school will eventually lead to the inevitable request for a sleepover. Slumber parties can be a wonderful way for children to learn social mannerisms and independence, provided both you and your child know what to expect and are prepared. Sleepovers can also be a great deal of work for the host, so work smarter (not harder) and check out these 6 tips for a great first sleepover experience.

Go Trampolining and Give Your Kids the Best of Indoor Activities

Kids want non-stop fun for hours. They don’t want any restrictions to come their way while they are having fun. They want absolute freedom even without caring for any consequences that their non-stop fun might cause. Being naughty and innocent, kids sometimes go above the board and in the process, get themselves hurt badly. This is what worries parents the most and this is why kids are not given more freedom than needed. But then, parents can neither restrict their kids fully nor can they give them total freedom. They have to maintain a balance between letting kids enjoy as desired but don’t get enough freedom to get hurt.

How Laser Tag Is the Crazy Game in Vogue

Gone are the days when toys, bicycles, and basketballs were the sole gaming tools for children. Children now demand technology and sci-fi as their prime mates in the gaming time. Going with the vibe of the sci-fi, laser tag is a typical arcade style game, which is immensely popular with the kids as well as among their parents. This kind of game is a hit quotient in maximum birthday parties or multiple other college parties.

GOYB – Get Off Your Backside!

Motion creates positive emotion. Positive emotion with positive emotion creates positive results. Get up and get going and who knows what good things could happen!

7 Easy Tips for Preparing Your Child for a Sleepover

As school-age kids start to make friends with other children, many parents place importance on allowing their children to participate in social activities away from home. It strengthens their social skills, gives them a sense of independence, and broadens their horizons in terms of being exposed to different environments and different sets of rules. But many parents experience worry and anxiety about sending their kids to sleep away for the first time – whether it’s how well they’ll behave, whether they’ll be fed too much junk food, or whether they’ll wet the bed and be too embarrassed to have another sleepover. Whether it’s your first child’s first sleepover or you’re an experienced parent – some things just don’t get easier, and there’s always something new to learn. Here are seven easy ways to prepare yourself and your child for a night away from home.

Tips To Teach Your Kids About Money

Kids need to learn good money habits from the time they are able to put coins in a piggy bank. They need to learn them from responsible parents, not from the banks. Leave it to society and your kids will spend a lifetime paying off credit card debt at crushing interest rates. Break the cycle by honing in on these tips.

2017 Big Brother of Year Terence

Visit a Trampoline Park and Give Your Kids Plenty of Fun Activities

You can sit there for hours and watch your kid engage in a variety of activities. You can watch your kids having great fun.

Speak for the Children and Be Their Voice!

How many of you experienced firsthand being abused while you are still young by people you personally know or by strangers and have not got the courage to report it to authorities or to tell anyone about it? Have any of you witnessed people, young and old, bullied and abused but have done nothing about it to stop it? Do you know a child being bullied, abused, disrespected and yet you do nothing to help?

When One Door Closes, Another Opens!

Stop worrying about a door that has been closed on you. Instead look around for a new door to open. Life, after all, is a journey not a destination.

Beliefs Control Your Choices – What Do You Believe?

A belief is something you accept on faith… is something you have a strong conviction about… is something you consider to be true and honest… is mental acceptance of something or someone. A belief is also an acceptance of something good or bad / right or wrong. If you have a strong conviction that something is true… it becomes part of your belief system.

What Are the Benefits of Riddles for Kids?

As the kids grow it is necessary that their thinking ability needs to be fostered. Apart from the thinking ability it is essential to help them improve their creativity. Also, you need to ensure that their vocabulary and reading ability are taken care of. They must come out of their comfort zone where they are shy and find it difficult to socialize. These days’ children are more over the social media and internet. Let us break through all the boundaries and help them to develop and grow as great individuals of tomorrow. Riddles for kids help them to learn and improve their creativity.

Is Your Child Ready for a Chess Tournament?

Chess tournaments are an amazing opportunity for kids to gather with their peers to test their thinking and reasoning skills. First, tournaments are always exciting and it is common for parents to be nervous about whether their child is ready to handle the competition. As your son or daughter continues to develop their interest in chess, here are a few questions to consider that will help you gauge their readiness.

Anger Amongst Youth: Decline in Social Order

This article is an attempt to go through the reasons giving rise to anger among the youngsters. Check out this article to know more.

Every Storm Makes You Luckier!

Weathering storms makes us stronger and gives us a clearer cleaner vision of the future. This combination of results from making it through a storm makes us luckier.

Two Great Themes For A Kid’s Birthday Party

For anyone, but especially children, a birthday party is magical. Here are two great themes to make the celebration extraordinarily special.

Effect of Separation of Parents to Children

When parents decide to live apart, a child can feel as if their world has been turned upside down. However, the level of upset the child feels can vary depending on how their parents separated, how much they understand, and the support they get from parents, family and friends.

“Why I Like My Big” by BBBS Littles

The Standardized Testing Opt-Out Movement: Right – Or Wrong-Minded?

The Council of Great City Schools reports that our kids take about 112 standardized tests between kindergarten and high school graduation, equating to about eight annually. That, in turn, translates to between 20 and 25 hours of class time every year. The result: a collective parent and teacher uproar and the strengthening of what has become known as the Opt-Out Movement.

Info 101: The Every Student Succeeds Act Replaces No Child Left Behind

It’s said that, as much as things change, they stay the same, but that’s not entirely true of the Every Student Succeed Act, No Child Left Behind’s replacement, and the latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). That law, enacted back in 1964 as part of President Johnson’s Great Society Program, gave the federal government a say in our public K-12 schools that has grown ever since.

The Future of the Traditional Classroom in the Wake of eLearning Platforms

The future of the traditional classroom in the wake of eLearning platforms. This article addresses how the digital classroom is gradually taking over the traditional classroom and the future this holds. It however opines that digital learning will not completely replace the traditional classroom in the short run.

10 Indoor Fun Activities for Kids in Winter

It’s obvious that kids have no dearth of indoor games for winter and all they need to do is to select the best ones from the lot. If they pick the right games, they won’t ever feel like venturing out, ever, for sure!

Driving Test Instant Fails: Improve on These Mistakes

What should you do if you fail your first driving test? Read our comprehensive action plan to enable you best success when it comes to doing your driving test!

Give Your Kids the Amusing Way to Love Jumping

When your kids’ exams are over, they will definitely like to relax and have some great time. Why not arrange a party for them? They definitely deserve a break after the long tiring months of studying.

Recommended Sleeping Arrangements for Summer Camps

Though sleeping bags and mats are used, cots are a better option for several reasons. They can be more reassuring for first-time campers as they have more of a bed-like feel and tend to be more comfortable than sleeping on the ground.

5 Reasons You Should Get Your Child Some Personalized Books

Story time is a very important time in the intellectual development of a child. Personalized books can enhance the experiment. Here are just a few of the reasons why.

Despite the Hype, There Are Still Only Three Approaches to Scoliosis Treatment

The American Chiropractic Association’s website lists three approaches to scoliosis treatment. Missing from the list is “chiropractic.” However, many Chiropractors are offering promising alternatives to scoliosis surgery. When pursuing scoliosis treatment, it is important for parents to understand that the type of specialist they see is likely to determine which types of treatment will be recommended.

Riding the Bus to Summer Camp

The bus ride to summer camp is a unique experience for kids that sets the tone for a fun-filled day. As a parent, you can enjoy the benefit of knowing that your child has a safe way to get to and from camp and your kids will look forward to the extra time with their friends. However, you should know that the bus ride will never be an ordinary trip. Instead, camp bus drivers and monitors will enhance the experience by planning exciting activities that build a sense of camaraderie and promotes camp spirit.