Month: August 2007

5 things you could learn from your toddler

In the past, I have written about how we can educate and cultivate our kids. Lately, I realized that I could learn a lot from our 2 year old daughter.Knowledge comes for the strangest places and people. Today, we will discuss what we could learn from our toddlers. You might not have toddler ,but I am sure that some of the points should apply your kids.

1. Sleep when you are tired:
When you are tired you need to take a nap to better server your future leaders. Your kids are demanding and not having enough rest could cause us to do and say things we don’t mean. When they are tired, they sleep so should we. Instead of watching the late show,you should go to bed. I know sometimes we need to unwind but staying up will make you more irritable. read more

How Becoming Parents Affects Your Relationship

Let’s face it things have been very different since your baby was born. Your life has changed in way the you could never imagine. You sometimes feel guilty that you are not spending enough time with your spouse but at the same time you don’t want to feel the guilt of not spending enough time with your bundle of joy. The real problem is not having time , rather in is not knowing how Becoming Parents affects your relationship. It is okay not to know what to expect but it would help a whole lot if we knew. read more

How to Save on Back To School Shopping

According to the New York Times,

“The United States Census Bureau has computed dozens of statistics like these about the school year. This month alone, it found, Americans will spend an estimated $7.1 billion on shopping at family clothing stores and $2.1 billion at bookstores, much of it presumably for back-to-school purchases. It is a volume that is exceeded only around the winter holidays.”

As a Nation Heads Back to School, a Look at the Numbers-[NYT]

I have a simple question. Do our kids really need all those things we buy them for back to school? Deep down a voice inside us is yell not really. Today, we will discuss ways we can saving money on back to school shopping. read more

How to remove crayon from the walls

Do your kids ever write on your walls ? It is safe to say that every parent can answer yes to this question. It does not have to be so difficult to clean. The clever folks over at Lifehacker.com has a great hack to remove crayon from the wall with Bread. Yes I said bread.

As per Lifehacker.com:

Just grab a piece of bread, roll it into a tight ball, and start rubbing. It looks like it takes a bit of elbow grease, but it’s a cheap and chemical free way to clean up after the kids.

Parenting Tips

Do you ever feel like your kids are in charge ? You are not Alone. We love our kids so much that they end up taking advantage of us. But it does not have to be that way. You have the ability and talent to be the best parent possible. Our unconditional love can’t and should not get in the way of us being good parents.

Today, I will offer some tips that will allow us show our kids that we love them and we are in charge.

1. Real Reward:
We tend to remember the bad things they do and forget to encourage and praise them for the good they do. Adults underestimate kids; they are have superior intelligences ,and they tend to remember a lot more than we can even imagine. If a child is starving for your attention, they they might do something bad because they get more attention by doing so. Yes, I agree that we must scold them for bad things ,but we equally must be cognitive of their good deeds. When I say rewards them, I don’t mean giving them candy or toys;rather, we must just say a nice and encouraging word such as good baby or you are smart child. More is less;the simplest rewards are the best. read more