In the busy life of a toddler, having to stop playtime in order to take a nap may well seem like it’s the end of the world. Nevertheless, most active toddlers need naps.
Daytime sleep not only is important for a child’s healthy growth and development, but it can also do wonders as a short, refueling break for parents.
Does your child fight against daily naps? Here are four toddler nap-time tips to help make it go a little more smoothly:
A healthy lifestyle starts in the home. Your children are observing you every day and learning from your behavior. When it comes to health and fitness, your children are learning habits now that will last a lifetime.
Get everyone in your family involved in getting fit with our 30 day family fitness challenge! This fun and budget-friendly challenge is meant as a starting point for getting you and your family up and active. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should try to be active for at least 2.5 hours a week. Active, as the CDC defines it, means participating in activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and strengthen your muscles.
Modify the challenge so it makes sense for your family. Enjoying a particular activity? Extend it beyond the one-week mark. Consider including incentives or a reward sticker chart to track progress and motivate your family to participate. Make the challenge your own!
If you are in your 20s or 30s, you may not spend much time thinking about life insurance, but – surprise – maybe you should. Read on to find out why now is the right time to investigate life insurance.
As a rule of thumb, if you have loved ones who depend on you financially, or who could be affected financially in one way or another if you were no longer here, you should consider getting a life insurance policy, even a small one.
Learning the basic difference between need and want is a skill that your child will carry with him or her well into adulthood. Knowing how to differentiate between the two can help both with your budget today and your child’s future financial success.
Teaching the difference between need and want can be difficult in some circumstances. As a parent, you want to enable your child to have everything they want in life. However, it’s also important to learn how and when to say no to your child, too.
Being afraid of the doctor is a common fear among young children. According to parenting blog What to Expect, it’s not uncommon for this fear to begin to develop during the second half of a child’s second year, since this is about the time that your toddler’s able to remember previous visits.
What can you do to help your child overcome a fear of doctors? Here are some tips for before, during and after the visit: