It’s completely natural that your tween wants to rush into all the things he or she sees older kids doing. But slow down. Just because a particular choice is the “norm” these days doesn’t make it a good choice. Think about these ten areas where you may need to hold your child back—for her own good.
We’ve put together a list of 10 things 10-year-olds should not do to help you spot the danger zones for kids of this age range. We realize that all children mature at different rates, and there may be some exceptions to the rule, but this list gives you a place to start in determining if you need to put the brakes on your tween in some areas.
1. Having unrestricted Internet access.
The Internet is everywhere: the family computer, the family TV, that tablet on the coffee table, and on every smartphone. But with all that educational good and convenience come some r...
Is your child's nightly brushing routine becoming a battle? Sometimes a simple "good job" or "way to go" is enough to motivate your child for completing their tasks. But sometimes a little extra recognition is just enough to help motivate that task weary child. Everyone loves getting a special award. A trophy, or certificate may go along way to help reward that child for a job well done. Feel free to download and print this fun Monthly Award Certificate from our friends at 2min2x.com. It may be the little extra prize that hellps keep your child on a good routine of brushing 2mins a day twice a day. For more info on helping your child keep a a cavity free smile, visit http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/
If you have spent anytime on Facebook or Pinterest recentlay, you'll find the many "Life Hacks" that people have to offer. Wikipedia defines a Life Hack as "...any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. It is arguably a modern appropriation of cutting the Gordian Knot - in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner." So in the spirit of offering shortcuts to make your life easier, more productive or more efficient, here are 28 life hacks from our friends over at www.Lifehack.org
If you have your own "Life Hack" to offer, share it here in the comments below.