Ways to Give Kids Confidence as They Grow

In today’s world, it’s not surprising that many grown-ups are battling esteem and confidence issues. There is a very high chance that such problems came as a result of childhood experiences. If you fail to equip your child with the right skills to empower themself, it’s possible your child may grow up and have similar challenges.

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To avoid this, teach your children how to love themselves and accept themselves as they are. Below are ways you can nurture your child’s self-confidence as he or she grows.

Don’t criticize or yell at them when wrong

Just like anyone else, children make mistakes. They need love when they make mistakes. If you yell at your child or give them negative criticism when they do wrong, eventually they may stop believing in themselves and will not make an effort to do anything.

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Child Car Seat Rules That Are Mostly Ignored

We’re coming up on the second birthday of the twins in just over a month, which means the hubby and I have been talking a lot about car seats these days. Their current car seats are suited to grow with them until they’re practically in Kindergarten, but we’ve still got them rear-facing as far as position. My original plan was to turn them around after their second birthday, but now, I think I may have watched one too many crash test videos. At this point, I NEVER want to turn them around! The thought scares me!

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So, in my quest to find every excuse in the book to NOT turn them around (at least until they need to get their learner’s permits…HA!) I’ve unearthed quite a bit of important information that needs to be shared. In lieu of that, keep the following in mind:

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The car seat should be an essential piece of equipment if you have a baby or young child. But only if it is fitted correctlyUnfortunately this is not always the case. A recent survey suggests that as many as 1 in 3 car seats are not fitted correctly; leaving your child vulnerable if you have an accident.

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Giving Toys to Children: The Educational Benefits

We’re coming up on the “big 2” at our house – I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for almost two entire years to two entire little people – it’s CRAZY, I tell you! The days are definitely long, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to love such amazing little humans. And, because my little humans are loved by others, too, I’m already getting the questions of, “What kind of toys should we get them for their birthday?”

Even if you’re not a parent, you’ll know that spark kids get in their eyes when they walk into the toy store. That’s because kids simply love toys. They’ll find something or the other if you set them free in the store and will beg for you to buy it for them because they just can’t survive without it.

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More Than Fun and Games

The truth of the matter, however, is that toys are more than just fun and games for many kids. Toys are, in fact, tools to help nurture, grow and develop their minds and bodies, while provide them with an opportunity to keep on learning.

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Toys can be an engaging way to help kids develop character and manage emotions to develop confidence, especially if they play in groups. Every parent knows that a good toy is one that stimulates the imagination of a child and encourages social interaction with other people.

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8 Tips to Get Your Anxious Kid Into The Dentist Chair

I have always HATED going to the dentist.

Well, I take that back. If I’m just going in for a cleaning and I’m pretty sure that everything else is fine and nothing crazy is gonna crop up, then I’m okay. I even like how my teeth feel after a good cleaning. So smooth. I can’t quit rolling my tongue over them. Ya with me?

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But any other time? I HATE IT. So naturally, I’m a little concerned that our girls (who are only 20 months old and haven’t been to the dentist yet) will have a bit of my aversion in them, as well. I mean, let’s face it: going to the dentist is something that many people dread. After all, who can say they really enjoy having their teeth probed and poked before being given a bill for the pleasure?

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On that note, I really am hoping that the earlier I remove any fear of the dentist the easier it will be for my kiddos to visit one and take care of their teeth for life.

You might be surprised to know that 65% of Australians haven’t visited the dentist in 2 years! Cost is a major factor in the decision not to go; fear is the other one. It is, therefore, important to help your anxious kid as soon as possible.

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How You Can Take Your Kids Camping Without a Hitch

Since our girls were born (20 whole months ago – WOW!) we haven’t done any traveling. Well, I take that back. We went to see my aunt and uncle about 3 hours away, but that was it. After all, traveling with twins to the next city over is challenging enough – going on an actual vacation or anything similar is just a ton of work. But here lately we’ve been discussing camping as a possible option. Hey, don’t get me wrong: if I’M gonna camp it’s gonna be in an RV! But that might be a decent option for our family at this point.

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As parents, there are a lot of things that stress us out when it comes to our kids. Their health, safety, and whole demeanour when traveling is concerned. For some reason, there’s a lot of apologizing happening in planes and buses. If going from point A to point B makes them quite a handful already, what more if it is a camping trip?

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Don’t worry, there are always ways to curb stress when you are camping with your kids. Here are some of them!

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