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Benefits Of Play Time For Kids

What Happened To Kids Being Kids?

It seems like everyone wants kids to grow up too fast these days. It begins when they are only little babies and parents are comparing who walked first or talked first; and then it continues to school where parents are talking about who studies harder or plays more sports.

My four year old is “supposed” to go to school next year – to Prep. She will be 4 years old when she starts, and she will have to sit in a classroom for 6 hours a day, learning, studying, and then – when she comes home from school – she’s going to have to do homework! Schools vary, but I’ve heard from a friend who has a son at this school, it generally takes him about half an hour a day to finish his homework.

And she is only going to be 4 years old. But the thing is, the Government here in Australia thought that it was smart to force us to send our kids to Prep (Preparatory School) for a year before they go into Grade 1 – Read More>>>

Wet Wipes: Not Just For Baby’s Bottoms

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How Did I Ever Survive Without Wet Wipes?

Wet wipes (also known as baby wipes). If you’re a parent, or you work in daycare, you know what I’m talking about and you’re already thinking “Yes! They are amazing!”

If you’re newly pregnant, almost a mum, or you’re considering being a mum in future (or your an old-school grandma who didn’t have wet wipes when your kids were young) … it’s a product you are going to remember for the rest of your life. From the first moment you use one, right through until you use your last one ever (which is probably going to be the day you die). Why? Because wet wipes are the most amazing product that could ever have entered the baby market – and long after the babies have grown into adults, you’ll still be using wet wipes.

In fact, I know a lady who has grown sons and grown grandchildren, who works as a cleaner – and she STILL uses wet wipes every day. In fact, she uses them at her Read More>>>

Why It’s Okay For Kids To Tantrum (Sometimes)

“If That Was My Kid…”

Before you became a parent, you probably walked through a shopping centre happily shopping away, sat in a park quietly reading your book, swam in the town pool enjoying cooling down on a hot day … and so on. And then it came … the wailing. It started softly, and then it got louder and louder. And no, I’m not talking about a banshee (which is said to be the sound of impending death) – but it’s pretty close. A kid, having a tantrum.

And you would shake your head in disgust; or you’d turn and walk the other way embarrassed for the parent; you’d offer unwanted advice like “if that was MY kid I would smack his bum”… and so on.

As a parent, your child having a tantrum is certainly one of the most embarrassing things that can happen. We often cringe, sometimes we cry. We all know at some point – it’s going to happen. They might be 18 months old, or they might be 13 years old. They Read More>>>