Archive of ‘Raising Children’ category

Birth Order

The Effect of Birth Order – Part 1

How Birth Order Can Affect Your Child’s Personality I am writing from the viewpoint of a classic middle child. As I observe friends with kids and my own siblings, I can definitely see huge differences between the natures of the children. The interesting thing is that it seems there are correlations between the natures of […] Read more…

Kiddle

Kiddle – What is it and How Does it Work?

Promising to Keep Kids Safe in their Internet Searching Kiddle is a brand new search engine designed to keep children safe while they are browsing the internet. It was initially reported that it was an official Google spin off, that parents welcome. But it actually has no connection to Google. You can see why the error […] Read more…

Children Build Friendships at Preschool

How Children Build Friendships at Preschool

  Last week we looked at the foundations of how children build friendships at the baby and toddler stage (if you missed that article, then you can read it here) and the challenges involved in this preliminary friendship stage. Today we are looking at the next stage, of how children build friendships at preschool level. […] Read more…

Raising Children Cost

How Much Does Raising Children Cost?

A recent article on Stuff bought up the issue of how much raising children actually costs. Are you ready for it? The article reports on research from RaboDirect, which polled more than 700 Kiwi parents online, and others that estimate the average parent spends $13,644 on a baby in the first year of life, $18,765 […] Read more…

Microadventure

Microadventures for Kids – What are they?

Exploring, discovering, wondering, playing, learning… What was your favourite childhood adventure? Childhood adventures can create some fond memories. But getting outdoors to go on an adventure often requires so much planning, money, equipment, experience, and time that it’s usually easier just to stay at home and do the same old thing. A lot of fond […] Read more…

Trading Card Games

Your Guide to Trading Card Games

My son has recently gotten into playing cards. Not poker or solitaire sort of cards but rather Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon – the types of cards full of fantastical characters and creatures with strange sounding names and cute artwork. Chances are your child will be exposed to these trading card games at some point in school […] Read more…

Stranger Danger

How to teach children about stranger danger

The latest public service announcement on stranger danger thanks to Scribe and Suzanne Paul on The Jono Project: In all seriousness, the dangers of strangers are something parents are very concerned about. The phrase “stranger danger” is intended to sum up the danger associated with adults whom children don’t know. How to teach children about […] Read more…

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