Children change everything. There’s no getting around it, and would we want it any other way? Chances are, no. But, for our sanity, we still need something we can control. Everyone needs a hobby, as they say. As it’s where you unwind, it makes sense that the space you keep a hold on is your home. The only thing is, it’s also where your children relax. So, how can you keep control of your home when there are children running riot? It’s not as hard as you may think. All it takes is a little effort and a strict idea of how you want your home to be.
If there’s one challenge parents face that crops up time and time again, it’s the issue of bedtime. Families across the world struggle with unruly children at bedtime – kids just don’t understand the concept of getting enough sleep, which can, in turn, leave them angry and irritable during the day. It is paramount that your child gets enough sleep so that they can function normally in the daytime, and so they can excel at their classes. Failure to promote a workable bedtime routine in your children’s lives can lead to a potential lifetime of bad habits, and a poor relationship with sleep. The first step in ensuring that your child gets the restful night they need is making sure their bedroom is fully equipped for the task at hand. Here’s how you can do so.
Have you been hearing noises while you’re trying to sleep?
Maybe things have been going bump in the night?
It’s probably your kids getting in and out of bed. This often happens when they are unable to sleep, and get bored of trying. Most parents end up getting out of bed themselves to soothe their children and help them get back to sleep. This isn’t a good habit to get into, though, as it will just lead to lots of nights of broken sleep for both you and your kids. Ideally, you need to try and work on getting your children to sleep through the entire night. Here’s how you can do that. Read the rest of this entry »
One of our family’s bonding times is singing especially now that Tatay Bren is always in the house. Once he started strumming his guitar, we usually gather near him and started singing just any song especially now that he is practicing more of our household meeting songs.
Just last week, Bella and Tatay were invited to represent our cluster in the family duet during the Provincial Kids Village in the city. Initially, we are really hesitant to accept the invitation thinking that Bella would really be shy to sing in front of many people. But then again, because we believe that by doing so we are glorifying the Lord, we decided to give it a go and start practicing a song that Bella is familiar with. It was actually a father and daughter duet but I was there every time they practice to show my support especially to Bella.
If you have small children in your home, you know what bundles of joy they can be. They can also throw some challenges in your day-to-day routine as well. One of these challenges is that of keeping them safe, especially when they reach that age where they can take off on their own.
Too often, people tend not to see a danger until after an injury has occurred, after which they wonder why they never noticed it before. Detecting things that could cause injury to small children can be especially challenging because adults are looking at things from a higher angle than the children are. For example, if a cabinet door is left open in the kitchen and is sticking out to where someone could walk into it, the hazard is fairly obvious. This is because the hazard is at eye level. Read the rest of this entry »