Archive | July, 2010

Keeping Your Teens Safe on Facebook

Posted on 31 July 2010 by

With the increasing use of social networking sites such as Facebook amongst teens, it becomes important to safeguard your teens against others. Not only is your teen in danger of being convinced by a stranger to run away, but cyber bullying takes place online in these venues as well. To protect your teen from becoming […]

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Summer Sun Safety for Children

Posted on 30 July 2010 by

Summer sun safety for children is something on parents’ minds as the temperatures rise and the days lengthen. You want your children to spend time playing outside but the possibility of getting sunburned is an ever-present thought. Here are some guidelines to help you know how to keep your children safe in the summer sun. […]

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How To Lose Postpartum Belly Fat

Posted on 29 July 2010 by

While a baby bump seems fashionable during pregnancy, many women may no longer want to see a bump on their bellies right after pregnancy. But before you engage in any form of exercise, it’s important to first embrace the fact that you just had a baby. Even if you are well into your postpartum period, […]

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How to Keep Tropical Fish Healthy

Posted on 29 July 2010 by

New fish owners often wonder how to keep tropical fish healthy. They don’t want to spend a good chunk of money setting up a tank only to have the fish die. Keeping tropical fish healthy isn’t as hard as one might think, so here are some ideas to help you with that endeavor. Be sure […]

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Healthy Ways to Kickstart your Day

Posted on 28 July 2010 by

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It refuels the body after a long night’s rest and provides energy for the work that lay ahead. Eating breakfast helps improve concentration, reduces the urge to snack and regulates the blood sugar level, among other benefits. No matter how fast-paced the beginning of the day […]

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How to Show Off Your Children’s Art Work in Your Home

Posted on 28 July 2010 by

As children grow up they look for different avenues to express their thoughts and creativity. The most common route for children to express their creativity is to create artwork. Artwork comes in various forms and can be paintings, drawings, sculptures and more. As the artwork becomes plentiful, it can be challenging to display it around […]

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Theme Park Safety Tips

Posted on 27 July 2010 by

One popular vacation destination families look forward to is going to a theme park. If your family is headed to one of these parks, it helps to be aware of the following theme park safety tips. This can enable your family to have a great time and worry less about someone being injured or lost. […]

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Why Soft Drinks Are Bad for Our Health

Posted on 26 July 2010 by

With the emphasis on being healthy in recent years, soft drinks are coming under attack. Recent research has indicated the problems of soft drinks; in fact, there are many reasons why they are bad for our health. Here are just a few of the many reasons you may want to avoid drinking soft drinks from […]

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10 Non-Animated Movies to Watch with Your Preteen

Posted on 25 July 2010 by

Parents are normally in charge of renting movies for their children. Movies are either rated GP or PG-13, so choosing a good film for preteen kids can be a challenge. Preteens are in an awkward position when it comes to movie ratings. Pre-teens or tweens fall in between those demographics – too old for cartoons […]

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What You Need to Know about Swimming in Oceans

Posted on 24 July 2010 by

Vacation time is just around the corner. Before long, people will be making their way to the beach for fun in the sun. If you’re going to spend time at the beach, here’s what you need to know about swimming in oceans. Following these tips could make or break your vacation. Be aware of where […]

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Building Your Own Rabbit Hutch in Easy Steps

Posted on 23 July 2010 by

Do you have a pet rabbit? If you do, you probably have a cage to keep it in. You may want to try building your own rabbit hutch by following these instructions. Obviously you’re not going to leave your rabbit outdoors to allow it to dig a burrow to live in. Instead, you can create […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Abusive Relationships

Every parent worries about the teenage years. One of the common worries of parents can be abusive relationships. This is a sensitive topic to approach with your teen, but well worth the effort. Even if you don’t suspect that your teen is in such a relationship, it’s important to speak to them about the possibilities and […]

A Parent’s Guide To Communicating With Teens

When you are parenting teens, communicating with them can often times feel as though you are trying to traverse a mine field. One day your teen is fine and the next they act as though you are from another planet. While it can be difficult to talk to teens, as parents we know that it […]

How To Encourage Responsible Driving Behavior In Teens

If your teen has already started to drive, have you been quite uneasy about the transition? While most teens may be eager to go behind the wheel, many parents are naturally concerned regarding their teen’s safety. In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Teens are at risk […]

What to Do When Your Teenager Wants to Drop Out

Hearing your teenager tell you that they want to drop out of school can be frustrating and nerve-racking at the same time. You may be feeling many different emotions such as anger, helplessness and anxiety. However, ignore the instinct to yell and instead rationally talk to your teen and find out the underlying reason for […]

6 Prom Safety Tips For Parents

Teens look forward to their proms for a night of style, socializing, and unbridled fun. But behind the glitz and glamour are risks that have long been associated with prom nights. Risky behaviors such as driving under the influence, unprotected sex, and other prom-related incidents are just among the most common worries that parents stress […]

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