How Much Screen Time?

How Much Screen Time?

One of the biggest challenges facing parents today is how to reduce screen time. Cellphones, video games, tablets, TV’s and computers are every day objects of entertainment for children of today.  Next time you are at the shopping malls you can count the number of young children with their parents cell phone at hand in […]

Children’s creative Happy Mother’s Day gift (UK) March 26

Children’s creative Happy Mother’s Day gift (UK) March 26

Mother’s Day is coming soon in the United Kingdom. Print out our Mother’s Day colouring page as a special activity for Mum on Mother’s Day – March 26th. Click here and have your child draw a special picture. Makes for a wonderful keepsake!

National Puppy Day – March 23

National Puppy Day – March 23

Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet. Oh, to be more like a puppy. ~Colleen Paige {founder of National Puppy Day} We all need love and puppies are no exception to this rule! This day is celebrated  annually to promote adoption! It is important to remember that as cute as puppies […]

How Parents Can Encourage Their Kids

How Parents Can Encourage Their Kids

It is important to remember that as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We should all encourage kids to try their best, the problem seems to occur when parents push, criticize, and give kids the message that they need to win at all costs.  Here are some ways parents can […]

A Child’s Exercise Plan

A Child’s Exercise Plan

According to the latest guidelines published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, children ages 6 to 17 should do 60 minutes of moderate activity per day.  All 60 minutes does not have to be non-stop, but can be intermittent throughout the day. Most of the movement should be aerobic activity – running, […]

How to get a TV Addict moving!

How to get a TV Addict moving!

How many times have you asked the question “My kid watches too much TV, what can I do?” Well you are not alone! Often children watch TV or play computer games because they cannot think of anything else to do. It’s an easy option just laying on the sofa with the remote control in hand. […]

A Guide to Helping Hands in the Kitchen

A Guide to Helping Hands in the Kitchen

All parents want their child to develop a healthy attitude towards food and having them help you in the kitchen can help make the food experience a lot more pleasant. I always found that having my children help in the kitchen meant that they were more willing to try different foods. Here are some age […]

National Sleep Awareness Week, March 2-9, 2017

National Sleep Awareness Week, March 2-9, 2017

Sleep is essential to feeling refreshed and rested, and is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. Sleep Awareness Week 2017 leads up to the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (Sunday March 12)  when most Americans lose an hour of sleep. This presents a great opportunity for parents to adjust their child’s sleep routines and […]

Shrove Tuesday – February 28

Shrove Tuesday – February 28

Here are some facts about Shrove Tuesday which is celebrated on February 28. Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival to mark the start of Lent. Lent is a period of about six weeks when Christians are meant to practice abstinence – by giving up luxuries or unnecessary things. Lent ends on Maundy Thursday, the day […]

Creating a healthy home environment

Creating a healthy home environment

Here are some great ways parents can make a real difference in their child’s lives and help build healthy habits for life.  Parents and caregivers can set a great example for the whole family by creating a healthy environment at home. Small steps such as making fruits and vegetables part of every meal, limiting treats, walking, […]