Welcome to the Wild, Wild West! How to Decorate for a Western-Themed Birthday Party

A birthday party is always a special occasion in a child's life, and, as a parent, you want to make sure that everything is not only perfect but also unique and special. However, visit any child's birthday party, and you'll no doubt see the same type of party themes being repeated. So, how can you be unique...

Why the Great Outdoors Are Exactly What All Kids Need

The outdoors provides a perfect opportunity for kids to be kids and grow up in a normal way. All the jumping, rolling on the ground, tree climbing, and all sorts of games are great for kids. You will notice that kids that grew up in the countryside settings are happier and more active than those that were...

A Parent’s Guide to Whiplash in Young Soccer Players

A common misconception about whiplash is that it only happens during rear-end automobile collisions. Whiplash can occur from any jerking of the neck, regardless of what direction the impact comes from. Falls in a game or hitting a soccer ball with your head can cause whiplash just as getting in a collision can. Identifying...

How to Improve Communication Between You and Your Child

As your children get older, while they might be talking more, you may find that there is still a huge gap in the communication between you. Here are some suggestions to help you improve communication between you and your child. Controlling Voice Volume Yelling at your child can be the quickest...

What to Know Before Potty Training Your Child

For some parents, potty training happens easily and very quickly, while for others, it can be one of the most difficult stages to go through. You should know that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to potty training your child. Before you snatch that diaper off and sit your kid on the potty,...

How You Can Establish a Better Relationship With Your Teenage Daughter

Raising a teenage daughter is a challenge. Their moods can change so quickly from one moment to next, and something that they loved yesterday might be the thing they hate most today. Regardless of the trials, it’s important for you to find ways to connect with your daughter. This is a difficult time in her life, and...

How You Can Teach Generosity to Your Kids This Spring

It’s never a bad time to take advantage of opportunities for teaching your children how to give back to their community. Teaching children how it is truly better to give than to receive will naturally increase their own sense of personal gratitude. Here are three ways that you can teach your children how to be generous this...

How to Vet Your Babysitter Before Hiring

Having a babysitter you can trust is essential when you need someone else to watch your children. However, it takes time and research to properly vet your babysitter. Here are some tips for checking out a sitter before you hire. Conduct an Interview There is nothing like actually meeting a person...

The Right Way to Support a Friend in a Time of Need

When a close friend is going through a difficult situation, it is only natural to want to help in any way, shape, or form. However, intentions are often not enough to really help a person during a difficult time. Stop and think about a time when you needed someone there for you. That person’s support might have...

3 Strategies to Make Your Aging Parents Comfortable Living in Your Home

If you've committed to move your folks in with you or you're thinking about it, there are some things that you need to consider. In many cases, thinking the process out ahead of time helps things go much more smoothly. Exterior Changes One of the first things you need to think...

Car Seat Safety: What You Need to Know

No matter if you're a new parent or an experienced one, regulations as innovations in the way children are seated within the car are constantly changing. Thus, it is no surprise why many parents tend to constantly stress over the question of if their son or daughter is correctly fastened to their car seat, and that's just...

Home Not Selling? 3 Things to Try Before Dropping the Price

Selling your home while you're still trying to live in it can be extremely stressful. You're always fighting to keep everything picked up and you have to clear out for showings. There are other solutions beyond a price drop, however. Below are some tips to try before you cut into your potential profit. Change...

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(Image Source: CapetownVillas.net) South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of Africa. It is the second most visited country on the continent. There is so...

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You have a business and are growing, but you sense that there is more you need to be doing. What factors are...