There are plenty of parents out there who let their child run rampant on the phone. While at my sister-in-law's house I witnessed her kids vegetate in front of a tablet for around 8 hours. Far be it from me to tell someone else how to parent their children. Instead of being accusatory I simply asked her "Is this something that you are OK with?" in an attempt to gauge her response. She gave me an open and honest answer that I can basically sum up as "No, but I'm unsure how to control the situation." That's when I asked...
If you're lucky enough to have a dog then you know what a benefit they are to a healthy family dynamic. While all dogs are amazing, there are certain breeds that are more patient with young kids or playful for the older ones. The best dog breeds for kids and families is an important thing to consider.
I spent a lot of time outside when I was little. There was nothing that I looked forward to more than running the streets with my peers. Kids today seem to look forward to screen-time more than anything else, so how can you get those kids outside and moving? With classic outdoor games!
Ah yes, the eternal debate of screen time versus outside time. As with all things in life, a fine balance needs to be met. Are your kids missing anything if they don't get any screen time? Possibly. Are video games a good thing for kids? I will outline quite a bit of evidence that shows they are.
I'm perfectly fine with my kids exploring the internet (to a point) but there are some rules to ensure internet safety for kids. Here are 6 quick and simple rules that will help out your kids and maybe even some less tech-savvy adults in the family with staying safe online.