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Hand held console video games for young children

Hand held console video games for young children

Gaming
Hand held console toys for young children must be robust enough to withstand knocks, drops and sticky fingers. They should also have age appropriate games which are interesting and challenging but not too difficult. Most family games for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft game platforms require a considerable amount of reading, making them inaccessible for most children under about 6 years of age without a considerable amount of help. The very fact that they are so small means that hand help toys like the Nintendo DS are designed to be played by only one person. Hand Held Educational Electronic Toys for Young Children There’s a range of small hand held electronic toys available for younger children. The price tag will indicate what is available. Very cheap hand held toys may contain
Childproof the house for a stepchild’s visit

Childproof the house for a stepchild’s visit

Lifestyle
One of the most important details to remember prior to a stepchild’s summer visitation or holiday visit with a non-custodial parent is to childproof the home for a child. Blended families with older children at home or who have moved out may need to make accommodations for a younger stepchild. Remarried couples who don’t have young children in the home may face additional challenges to create a safe home for visiting stepchildren. Create a Child-Friendly Home for Visits There are several ways to create a welcoming and child-friendly home. The first is to make sure that the home is safe with age-appropriate baby-proofing or safety products. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 3 million children receive unintentional injuries in the home each year, reports Jeannette Moninge
How to Show Your Children More of the World

How to Show Your Children More of the World

Travel
As a parent, one of the greatest and most valuable gifts that you could ever give your kids is the gift of travel, as well as the opportunity to experience and learn about other cultures and ways of life. Research has shown that children who begin travelling at an early age often grow up to be more successful, open minded, and more tolerant towards others. Below is a list of a few must-visit destinations that are sure to help you show your children more of the world and its many wonders. Tanzania A holiday is Africa ticks all of the boxes. You will have the chance to introduce your kids to an entirely different culture, to a host of spectacular wildlife, and to brand new surroundings. Children who are only used to city life will be amazed at the calm and quiet atmosphere of the ...
Four negative behavior patterns in love marriage problem

Four negative behavior patterns in love marriage problem

Lifestyle
Love marriage problem - All marriage partners have love marriage problem. All marriage partners have arguments from time to time and these may cause them to fall into negative behavior patterns. John M. Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman describe some of these love marriage problem behaviors in their book, 10 Lessons to Transform your Marriage (Crown Publishers, 2006). They also give advice on how to turn negative reactions and conflict into positive confrontations. Criticism Within a Love Marriage Problem When people marry and live together, it is easy for faults to be magnified and tempers to rise. Small irritations develop into big issues and husbands and wives start to accuse and criticize each other. Critical statements often begin with, “You always,” or “You never.” Crit
Stepchildren and biological children’s rivalry in second marriage

Stepchildren and biological children’s rivalry in second marriage

Lifestyle
Stepchildren and biological children will always be rivals for their parents' attention and love. Adults should try to understand what kids in a new stepfamily are going through and attempt to be fair but firm. It takes a while for bonding to take place between new stepsiblings. Emotional Issues in Stepfamilies While there is always some form of sibling rivalry in a biological, nuclear family, the dynamics of a stepfamily and the corresponding rivalries among children, are much more complicated. Most siblings come to the table a little bit shell-shocked because stepfamilies are the result of a loss, such as: Divorce Death of a parent End of a parent's long-term relationship with a live-in partner All of these losses have an enormous impact on both adults and children, and...
Divorce therapy – Parenting preschoolers of divorce

Divorce therapy – Parenting preschoolers of divorce

Lifestyle
Divorce therapy - It is easier to parent children of divorce when a parent knows what to expect and how to handle their child's fears and feelings. Preschoolers may have nightmares, anger, and may feel that one parent is "bad".   Children and Divorce Therapy What do preschool age children understand about divorce? They usually can understand that: One of the parents no longer lives at home Divorce means that mommy and daddy will no longer be married Mommy and daddy no longer love each other Mommy and daddy will no longer live together About Preschoolers Preschoolers still don’t quite understand what has happened and what will happen. Children at this age would like to be able to control things. This is related to their stage of development and it’s quite norma