How to Entertain the Kids on a Long Car Journey

Getting from A to B is much easier when you can drive but being in the car isn't most kids’ idea of fun. The main problem is that kids can’t get up and burn off some energy when they’re in the car and entertainment is pretty thin on the ground. So, if you want to stay safe on the road without risking a call to a car accident lawyer, here are a few ways to entertain the kids on long journeys. Plug Into a Movie Gadgets don’t just make your car safer; they can also be used to entertain and keep your kids relatively quiet! Some cars come with ... [read more]

4 Gift Ideas Under-14’s Are Going to Love for Their Birthdays

Approaching 14 is a difficult age for youngsters. It’s a sort of in-between phase where most teens have put their first years behind. But they are not quite comfortably teenagers. It makes it difficult to pick just the right birthday gift. Clothes are a problem because they are only developing their personal style. They are past the age of toys. And, they change their minds about music every day. So, it’s tough coming up with gifts they will love. Danielle Braff, writing in the Chicago Tribune notes, “Each teen is different, and you're going ... [read more]

6 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Finance

Back-to-school time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives – personal finance. Studies show that teaching finance is not a top priority of the U.S. education system. Fewer than 20 percent of teachers report feeling competent to teach personal finance, according to a Council for Economic Education Survey, and only 17 states require students to take a personal finance course in high school. “The ... [read more]

How To Get Quiet Kids Involved in Activities

If you have a quiet and shy child or you were quieter and shy growing up you'll understand how hard it can be to get your kid involved in group activities and participating in kids games. This is because it forces them to step out of their comfort zone and be surrounded by others. Therefore, we recommend that you don’t try and force it on them from a young age but rather find creative ways where they naturally step out on their own. Making them go against what they want to do can have more negative effects than positive. At the same time, ... [read more]

10 Fun Filled Summer Activities for Kids

Are you looking for some activities to make your summers more fun? If so, you’ll want to take a look at the 10 summer activity ideas below! Go to the Park   Going to the local park with some sports equipment can be tons of fun for friends and family. Playing a game of Frisbee is also a ton of fun, especially with a larger group. You could make it more fun and create penalties for whoever doesn’t catch it! Gardening  Initially, gardening may seem like a boring activity, but once you get out there and start taking pride in your backyard, ... [read more]

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