7 Helpful Tips on Surviving Long Drives With Your Kids

Taking your kids on a road trip can be a great bonding opportunity - at least once you arrive at your destination. Having a plan to make sure you can survive this long road trip with the kids is crucial. They need more breaks than you do, and you never know what might set them off on a long drive. Here are some pointers you can use to make sure everybody arrives relaxed and safe:   1. Go Overnight Going overnight is probably going to be the easiest and most hassle free way of driving to wherever you’re going. Unless part of your trip ... [read more]

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]

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