• Children,  happy,  health,  healthy,  love,  parenting

    Technology in Child Development – Good or Bad?

        Raising kids is not an easy task, and with full-time jobs, parents have their work cut out for them. But advice comes from all sides, and it’s hard to know whom to trust. Ultimately, each parent has to decide which way they want to raise their kids, and they can use all the help they can get – including technology. But kids have been raised without technology for thousands of years, so is that really necessary for successful parenthood? Let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of using technology as a tool to raise our kids: Technology in education     Photo by luciano de…

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    When The Going Gets Tough, Turn To Your Family

    Family isn’t defined by who you’re related to by blood, it’s who is there for you when you need it the most. I’m not frightened of admitting that over the last six years of my life that I have needed a lot of help and support to keep me going. Sometimes it’s emotionally, sometimes it’s encouragement, and it has even been financially too. Life is in a nutshell, difficult. Things happen all of the time to many different people that you simply cannot predict. I have been so lucky to have such a wonderful family to help me through my entire life, and in my case it actually is my…

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    5 Things You Should Do Before You’re 30

    Everyone has a bucket list of some sort compiled in their minds, and very little of us actually complete those items on our lists. For those of us that aren’t the type to go skydiving, there are often more reasonable things that we place on our to do lists, things that some people might not even consider a challenge. Nevertheless, we’ve compiled a short list of things that you should do before you reach the age of thirty. Do you agree with them? Buy a home One thing that many people aspire to do in their lifetime is to buy their own home and give themselves some sort of financial…

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    How To Deal With A Frightened Child

    Today I had to deal with one of the worst things a parent can see their child go through; fear. Dinky had an ophthalmology appointment today and although this isn’t the first time he has been to have his eyes checked, he was not happy during the whole car journey there. My Dad took us, and normally when he’s around all he can do is talk and blabber on about nothing. But today he was silent, with the odd sigh and whimper. He told us that he was bored, so we kept chatting to him to keep him occupied. Fast forward thirty minutes into the car journey and he lets…

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    Don’t Let Good Habits Die Hard In A New Relationship

    Entering a new relationship is always an exciting time. You wake up thinking about them and go to sleep with a smile on your face. Every text gives you butterflies and the time you spend together seems to go too quickly. It is, however, too easy to slip into bad routines as you become more comfortable with one another, and you can soon begin to slip into bad routines that can be bad for your money, mind, and health. In this article are going to be some ways that you can ensure none of these things happen. Money Even though going out on dates to restaurants, bars, and other exciting…