DO YOU LET YOUR KIDS PICK WHAT THEY WANT TO EAT??? SINCE WHEN DID THIS BECOME A CHOICE FOR CHILDREN!?! I NEVER GOT TO PICK MY DINNER!!! WE HAD A YOU EAT WHAT WE EAT RULE IN MY HOUSE!!! WHAT’S THE RULE IN YOUR HOUSE???
Is it cool that the parents are using candy to make the kids climb the walls? Is this cool or weird?
I’M USED TO HAVING KIDS COME TO MY FRONT DOOR AFTER IT SNOWS IN HOPES OF SHOVELING MY DRIVEWAY FOR A SOME AMOUNT OF CASH!!! THIS YEAR… NO ONE!! WHAT’S THE DEAL???
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!!! THIS KID NOT ONLY SHOVELS SNOW… HE PUT IT TO MUSIC!!!
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT FOOD??? I WANNA HEAR THE LIES….I TELL ADDIE THAT EATING POTATOES MAKES HER A PRINCESS!!! A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THEY TELL THEIR KIDS THAT BROCCILI IS JUST LIL TREES…. BUT WHAT DOES THAT DO!?? DO YOU EAT TREES!!!??
BRIBERY IS ALWAYS AN OPTION!!! IF ALL ELSE FAILS…. YOU COULD ALWAYS HAVE COOLIO HELP GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT THEIR FOOD!!!
JUDI’S SON, LEO WANTS TO TRY OUT FOR THE MENS ROOM (A VERY EXCLUSIVE CHOIR GROUP), AND WE TALKED ABOUT WHETHER IT’S BETTER TO LET KIDS REACH FOR THEIR DREAMS OR BE REAL WITH THEM??? SHOULD YOU BOOST THEIR CONFIDENCES NO MATTER HOW BIG THE GOAL OR SERVE UP A HARSH DOSE OF REALITY EARLY ON??? MAC’S PARENTS TOLD HIM FROM THE START THAT HE WAS NEVER GOING TO BE A ROCK STAR, BUT HE’LL AWLAYS BE A ROCKSTAR TO US!!!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KID TOLD YOU HE WANTED TO BE AN ASTRONAUT OR THE PRESIDENT OR AN ACTOR!???!
WE HAD A CALLER WHO SUGGESTED ALWAYS HAVING A BACK UP PLAN BUT SUPPORTING YOUR KIDS TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT…
In today’s economy no one wants to spend a dime more than they have to, and this is doubly true for those of us supporting a family. And since today’s average teenager has somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 or more social networking contacts, keeping them safe online is something parents would like to do without spending a huge amount of cash. So maybe it’s time to check out Qustodio (cust-oh-dee-oh), a free program that allows you to protect and monitor your children online. You can see how they spend their internet time, set limits for them to be online, and protect them from the various online dangers like predators, un-suitable content, and other cyber-hazards.
Give Kids A Smile offers free clinics twice a year and the next one is scheduled for February 11th and 12th.
Spots fill up quickly so if you have a child 14 or under who is in need call 636-39-SMILE and for more information visit the Give Kids a Smile Website.
When I first got my iPhone about a year ago, I went, shall we say “App Crazy” to say the least. Well, I realized I wasn’t using half the apps that were on my phone! So I’ve since done a little clean up, and in the process discovered NEW apps that I not only HAD to have, but had to pass on to you!
Now you don’t have to necessarily have an iPhone for most of these. The aps will work with Android, Symbian Nokia, Windows mobile and more. Anyway, here are some apps that are mostly free and GREAT! Enjoy! And remember, don’t text or look at your apps while driving!
MYHOMEWORK: Track homework assignments and exams.
Kids can organize tests and due dates on a calendar, set up study groups with friends, and get e-mails reminding them of deadlines. A color-coded system makes it easy to prioritize work.
Download details: iPhone; free; myhomework.rigoneri.com
WAZE: Receive up-to-the-second traffic updates.
Waze relies on user-provided info (think Twitter) to get the latest on accidents, detours, and jams. You’ll know when traffic gets better—or worse—before the local news station.
Download details: Android, iPhone, Symbian Nokia, and Windows Mobile; free; waze.com
This motivational and monitoring tool offers diet plans, sends exercise goal hints, and has calorie counts for 23,000 foods. Share your progress with other moms.
Download details: iPhone; free; loseit.com
iCURFEW: Enhance communication between teens and parents.
GPS-style software updates parents on a teen’s location, and kids can check in easily—and often.
Download details: iPhone; 99 cents; icurfews.com
Generate shopping lists and organize coupons.
Once you’ve saved your grocery lists, you’ll get reminders about products you usually buy. Categorize items by store, food group, or aisle. Sign up for coupons and sale alerts.
Download details: Android, iPhone; free; groceryiq.com
Smart Tip: At GetJar.com, enter your cell phone model to learn which apps are available for your phone—and where to get them. Apps are rated on a five-star scale, and the site supports 2,000 different devices.
I read in the Huffington Post today, some very disturbing information. According to the article, 30 years ago, half of all children biked or walked to school regularly. Today, it’s just 13 percent.
It just goes to show you that kids are not getting the exercise that WE did when we were little! I used to walk every day to school, and it was a good 5 miles. (Okay, not in deep snow…it WAS So. California after all!)
But biking is making a comeback. First Lady Michelle Obama has advocated biking and walking to school as part of her Let’s Move initiative, and I think it’s great! So The Post also had some great tips for getting kids back on bikes! And I will gladly share:
Your children should have these items on each ride to ensure a safe trip to school.
Helmet: A properly fitting bike helmet has been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by up to 85 percent. Bring your kids to your local bike shop with you so they can pick them out—they’ll be more likely to wear them if they helped choose them.
Lights: Front and rear lights will make your child more visible to motorists. Teach your kid to store the lights in his or her backpack during the day—they’re easy to yank off, and you’ll want to make sure you won’t have to replace them.
Bike Lock: To be sure your child’s bike will still be at the rack at the end of the school day, buy a lock.
Bell: A quick ding of a bell alerts pedestrians that a cyclist is coming their way on a shared-use path.
Arrange a RIDE POOL: Worried about your kid riding to school alone? Arrange a group ride with other children in your neighborhood. Parents can take turns leading the group.
Practice Safety Rules: Even kids who live too far from school to bike should learn the rules of the road. Teach your children how to signal and how to anticipate possible bike-car collisions.
Let them safetly goof off! The best way for your kids to learn bike-handling skills? Just let them ride. Take them to a grassy field or BMX park where they can fall without worrying about cars and road rash. They’ll build balance and confidence while having fun.
Ride with your kids! The best way to encourage your children to learn to love cycling: Ride with them! If they’re resisting, offer a reward—a 2-mile spin will suddenly seem fun if there’s an ice-cream shop along the route. Bonus: You’ll get fitter, too.
Now that last one is a good one! I can’t remember the last time I rode a bike, but it does sound like fun.