The Truth About Video Game Violence

At the time of this writing, I am a 31 year old man who loves to play video games. I got on board the video game movement shortly after its inception. I missed the boat on the old black and white Ping systems, but caught pace quickly after the introduction of the Atari 2600. So I’ve been gaming on and off for the past 20+ years. Do I think there is any measure of truth to the suggestion that violence in video games is bad for little kids? The short answer: Of course! It doesn’t take a Harvard graduate to know that 8 year olds should not be spending their days carrying out acts of extreme digital violence. And anyone …

The Top 7 Tips On How Kids Can Save Money And Stop Wasting All Their Allowance At The Candy Store!

Your 10-year-old son has just come back from the candy store, the day after you gave him his allowance with his pockets full of candy. Not that there’s actually anything drastically wrong with that, as long as he brushes his teeth after & still eats his dinner there shouldn’t be any real problems – apart from the fact that he spent ALL of his weekly allowance on that candy. Within a few days, he’ll be pestering you for more money so he can go out with his friends, go to the pool, or buy even more candy. You need to find some tips on how kids can save money before this happens again! What is the solution? Fortunately there are …

The Three Sure-Fire Ways to Teach Your Child About Safety

We understand that for your child to be truly “Kid Safe” that they must understand and use two types of self defense. Physical, which gives them the tools needed to keep them safe. And mental self defense, which empowers them with the awareness and common sense to keep them safe. This article is geared toward educating parents on helping your child with the mental self defense to better make them “Kid Safe”. Levels of Safety By teaching our children there are different levels of safety and those levels depend on the situation they are in and the decisions they make in those situations, we can better train them to use their instincts, intuition, and even fear as safety tools. This …

The Supermum Myth Exposed

The Supermum myth is creating havoc in families and communities around the world. Think about it. There is so much pressure on mothers. They’re expected to know what their doing with a brand new baby despite having little or no experience except a few antenatal classes and books they’ve read. They’re expected to cope with hormones going crazy, serious sleep deprivation (used by many countries during war time as a torture technique), run a household, sometimes work full or part time, look after older siblings. And………… in this generation, we’re often doing it on our own, we often don’t have family or community support close by. Ute Fumeaux, CEO and founder of child-educational-toys.com is a mother of 3 who empathises …

Solving Baby Slep Problems – The Ferber Method

Nothing can prepare new parents for the mind numbing weariness that comes with lack of sleep. A new baby may be tiny but the havoc they wreak to your sleep is huge. It can take work to establish good sleeping habits. One of the hardest things for your baby is to learn to fall asleep on his own. I firmly believe that parents need to reclaim their evenings. Babies and young children need to go to bed at a reasonable hour so that you can enjoy some adult time (Even if that just means crashing out on the sofa in front of the TV) What you don’t want is to be running up and downstairs all evening in response to …

Solving Baby Slep Problems – The Ferber Method

Nothing can prepare new parents for the mind numbing weariness that comes with lack of sleep. A new baby may be tiny but the havoc they wreak to your sleep is huge. It can take work to establish good sleeping habits. One of the hardest things for your baby is to learn to fall asleep on his own. I firmly believe that parents need to reclaim their evenings. Babies and young children need to go to bed at a reasonable hour so that you can enjoy some adult time (Even if that just means crashing out on the sofa in front of the TV) What you don’t want is to be running up and downstairs all evening in response to …

How to Put Content in Front of 20 Million ALEXA Listeners ? for Passive Leads & Sales ?

Starting today … very easy … A groundbreaking app just launched called ‘Skilexa’ that in a first-ever, allows anyone to put publish content & promotions IN Amazon Alexa in minutes… allowing you & clients to reach an audience of 100 million+ w/ little competition via phones & Echo Dot devices! Previously, you had to be a skilled coder to be able to do this, but w/ this groundbreaking technology now businesses are generating thousands of leads & sales from Amazon Alexa. In a hurry? Check out how Skilexa works HERE What’s Skilexa? Skilexa is a groundbreaking app that helps you and your clients generate traffic, leads, and sales from Amazon Alexa listeners. It allows you to tap into the millions …

UP TO YOUR NECK IN PARENTING DOGMA-DOO? Step into something more personally-correct– 7 WARNING SIGNS THAT BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING

WHO’S MAKING YOUR PARENTING DECISIONS? You… or the Mommy Police? The Mommy Police? They’re just a fiction–an adult version of the Bogey Man, aren’t they? Well, maybe they don’t actually inhabit the bodies of the living dead like your mother-in-law, your ex-pediatrician and that busybody next door. But there is one place this Gestapo may be alive and well and controlling your life. And that’s inside your own head–enforcing the Shoulds, Shouldn’ts and Shame of Parenting Absolutes. YES, BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING. The pressure is intense. Good parenting can seem like a mixture of magic and luck. Lives are at stake and one screw-up can seem fatal. Fear of failure can drive parents to dogma. Every parent is a walking …

Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Did you know that raising children is perhaps the most difficult task you will ever encounter in life? It’s true. Worldwide, parents are responsible for preparing our future citizenry, and that is an awesome undertaking. We start out with these precious little bundles of joy, who trust and love unconditionally, only to discover that they turn into awkward, mouthy, know-it-alls who mature and become the human beings we all know as coworkers, friends, relatives and parents. It’s a little known fact but the person your child is today does not mirror the adult he will be tomorrow; and a lot of who he becomes lies in your hands. It is our responsibility to support our children and unleash their potential …

Twins: Getting Out and About

One of the most frustrating things I’ve found about being the mother of twins is that getting out of the house alone with them can be very difficult. I’ve often longingly thought back to my leisurely outings with my first child and wished life were still that easy now! Nonetheless, however challenging it may be to get out and about with two babies, with a little planning and flexibility, it is entirely possible to go do errands, visit with family and friends, or just get outside for some fresh air. Getting Ready Things go much more smoothly when you’ve got everything you need organized before you start getting your twins ready to go. So while they are either napping or …

Twin and Multiple Births are on the Rise

Did you know that the number of twin births have more than doubled since the early 1970s? Today, about one of every 35 births in the United States are twins. Even more significant is the number of triplet and higher multiple births which have increased 200 percent over the last three decades. Why the huge jump in the number of multiple births? The most obvious reason for the growing birth rates of twins and multiples is the use of fertility drugs and treatments. These medical interventions are most often the reason for births of four or more multiples. Recent studies from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that approximately 43 percent of live births resulting from assisted reproductive techniques …

TV Is A Drug – Are Your Kids Addicted?

For most of us, hearing about different types of addiction is a common occurrence. Even more difficult to bear is that most of us are close to someone affected by an addiction. When addictions are related to the abuse of a substance such as alcohol, our understanding that there is a problem may be rooted in clear and serious signs of a life out of control. But what about an addiction related to something more subtle? Could a behavior as seemingly normal as watching television become an addiction? You bet it can! I believe television can be a “drug” because it is literally a mind-altering experience. Like any drug, it has the potential to be used responsibly or abused. Did …

Traditional Parenting Techniques Linked to Brain Stress

Until recently, traditional parenting techniques such as consequences, points and rewards, and spanking have been used by parents throughout the world as effective measures of correction for behaviors deemed socially inappropriate. In fact, schools continue to use all of these, including spanking, as a measure to deter problem behaviors in children. New findings from the field of neuroscience are demonstrating that such measures may in fact be detrimental to healthy brain development in children and may even be one of the major causes of the over-prescription of medication. What Science Reveals The amygdala is an almondshaped cluster of nerve fibers which is located at the base of the brain. According to New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, author of The …

Tracking Children

With today technology, it is enable parents to know exactly where their children are. GPS technology offers an exciting new means by which parents can ascertain their children’s whereabouts at all times. A deep seated concern for children is instinctive. It’s the reason so many parents have spent late evenings pacing the floor waiting for a teenager to return home. And the cause of lingering concerns when a child is away. The concerns also make a great deal of practical sense. Children are too often victimized in today’s society, so the ability to check on a child’s whereabouts at all times can be a great asset. And children, knowing that their whereabouts are being tracked, encourages them to behave properly. …

Top Ten Reasons to Hold Family Meetings

1. Make stronger connections among individuals and, therefore, creates a closer family. In this very busy world, designating this time every week is one way to ensure that family members stay connected with one another. Relationships are living things, and must be nurtured. Family meetings are about nourishing our relationships with the most important people in our lives. Form the habit of connecting regularly. 2. Create family value statements and operating principles. Family meetings give you a chance to discuss what’s important to you as a family and to create family value statements, which reflect your collective thoughts. Similarly, they give you a chance to talk about how you want to operate together as a family and treat one another, …

Top-Ten Boy Books – How To Get Our Boys Reading Again

Boys don’t read – hundreds of reports and newspaper articles have made that clear. The mantra of the literary community is to just get boys to read anything, even the back of a cereal box. This message ignores the fact that literacy is not the real problem. Boys can read – they just choose not to. The dumbing-down of literature will not solve the problem of boys not reading. We need to inculcate a love or reading. Let’s not lower the bar and endorse mediocrity. Let’s raise it. Are you happy when your kid is reading a comic book? Or would you prefer he bury his nose in Tom Sawyer? Below is a list of great books every boy should …