Do you remember the time when arriving home from school, finishing your homework, and going outside to play with the neighborhood kids was the highlight of your day? According to The Kamik Outside Free Play Survey, “American children spend 35% less time playing outside freely than their parents did.
Oftentimes parents get caught up in the monotony of child rearing; it can become a never ending cycle of: wake up…off to school and work…come home…dinner and bed. When it comes to children, it is important to remember they will one day become adult members of society and life skills are essential for all people; no matter the race, sex, or creed.
Now that the weather is colder and the days are shorter, families are spending more time indoors. This is a time for togetherness, hearty meals, like chili, and sharing with the ones we love. One thing we’re not looking forward to sharing are germs; which can convert a home into a petri dish for viruses and bacteria.
It’s that time of year, when we decide what needs to be worked on, make a resolution, and see what happens! In 2018, 53% of Americans planned on saving money as their resolution. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. So, is it even worth setting one in the first place and should parents encourage New Year Resolutions for kids?
Being stuck in the house for months on end is no fun. With past restrictions, many found themselves at the bottom of a potato chip bag and spending more time in front of a screen than usual. Developing healthy habits for kids and parents is important as we bounce back.
Money does not grow on trees. How many times did we hear this statement while living with our parents? Better yet, how many times have we emphasized this same statement as parents ourselves?
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