Who Will I Look Like When I Grow Up Dad?

Who Will I Look Like When I Grow Up Dad?

Almost all of us, have a body image issue nowadays and it is an unnecessary burden we carry, all it does, is make us conscious about our physical appearance. This negative self consciousness, engraves in our minds that ‘we are not beautiful’ and have to correct it, with make-up, cosmetic surgeries and gastrobands, in order to join the ranks of ‘the perfects’. Well, in my view the thought of perfection in this manner is ‘imperfect’. There is no ‘perfect’ state to be in and it is such a shame to see this unhealthy thinking now being transferred in to our little one’s minds.

Worrying about something, we have little or no hold on is utterly useless. Instead of, letting our daughters grow up hoping to get their braces done and have a ‘perfect smile’ one day, we should teach them, to look at them selves today and appreciate the beauty & the person they are from within.

We should help our children fall in love with themselves, without complicating thoughts and

Tips To Teach Your Kids About Money

Tips To Teach Your Kids About Money

I recently did an interview about tips to use when teaching your kids about money. In thinking through some techniques, I was able to lock on some specific things we did which helped to better instill good money management habits in our kids. Here they are:

1. When our daughter was in her tweens, we started working with her about purchasing decisions and saving up for things she wanted. Here’s what we did:

  • We increased the amount of her allowance, gave it to her quarterly, but then had her use her budget to buy all of her own clothes and other personal items
  • We kept track of inflows and outflows on an excel spreadsheet
  • If she wanted something we would ask her if that was where she wanted to spend her budget. If she said yes then she made the purchase but then she had to wait until she had enough money in her account to buy other things
  • Right after we put this into effect, she and my wife were in Nordstrom and

Connect Young Children With Nature

Connect Young Children With Nature

Kids these days have a huge difference in their exposure compared to years back then. With the evolution of technology, kids today are more attracted to electronic gadgets compared to exploring the outdoors and nature.

With the internet, any knowledge and skills can easily be acquired and discovered using the search engine. You may argue that this exposure may be similar to the one outdoor because of images and videos.

Despite having so, there are still differences from experiencing hands on in real life because it gives your child the chance to see, hear and smell what their senses want them to. First real life exposure is essential as it leaves a strong impact on them to remember it for good. This would enhance their memory work and school performance while creating an adventurous and curious, pleasant personality in them.

If you think it’s a hassle, think again. How much time do you spend with your children in a week? What do you do with them during that time?

Consider visiting your neighborhood’s

7 Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Active

7 Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Active

Did you know that 70 percent of overweight kids, become overweight adults as well? It’s important that kids, at their early age, develop healthy habits they can carry into adulthood. The best way to do this is to encourage kids to be active. But that’s easier said than done, especially if kids have become couch potatoes or digital zombies thanks to all those gadgets. Here are 7 ways to encourage kids to be active.

Introduce Development-Related Activities

You may not know it, but kids crave for structure in their lives. When they’re bored, besides playing, they either eat, use gadgets or do weird stuff. While their weird stuff can be hilarious at times (not to mention cute), add a little more order in their lives by giving them development-related activities. For example, don’t expect an eight-year old to run a marathon with you or do weight training. Swimming, biking, basketball and football are fun activities. There are camps which also offer development-related fitness activities.

Get Them ‘Active Toys’

Obviously, kids love toys. But

Speak for the Children and Be Their Voice!

Speak for the Children and Be Their Voice!

How many of you experienced firsthand being abused while you are still young by people you personally know or by strangers and have not got the courage to report it to authorities or to tell anyone about it?

Have any of you witnessed people, young and old, bullied and abused but have done nothing about it to stop it?

Do you know a child being bullied, abused, disrespected and yet you do nothing to help?

How would you feel if you are abused, bullied and experiencing violence and yet no one cares to help you, to defend you and to take you away from that situation?

An act that harms and mistreats children either physically, sexually, mentally or emotionally is child abuse.

Physical Abuse is the most visible sign of children being abused. It is the use of any kind of violence or force against children that causes injury, pain, physical suffering or even death.

Sexual Abuse is a non-consensual physical contact on anyone and on any child. Forcing, pressuring, asking a child to do