6 - 28 - 2013
Summer activities to keep boredom at bay.
Why does summer sometimes prompt children to pout? Experts say it’s almost inevitable for kids’ enthusiasm to wane once the first blush of summer has faded. Helping a child to overcome boredom is not an insurmountable challenge. Look for creative and interesting activities for your child to do, especially ones that promote quality time together.
Here are some activities that can dispel the doldrums, including some in which mom and dad can take part.
6 - 27 - 2013
With the arrival of warm summer weather, people are getting outdoors more often and – hopefully – also getting more exercise. Summer is also a great time to work on improving your daily diet. One of the best ways to do so is by upping your intake of fruits and vegetables – those powerhouses of vitamins, minerals and fiber. In summer, it’s easier than ever to make eating choices that are both healthy and delicious.
6 - 26 - 2013
The family entertainment budget is often challenged during the summer. Children may clamor for trips to pricey theme parks and ballgames. Wish lists may include cruises that have water slides, rock-climbing walls and mini-golf.
Since many summer amusements come with a hefty price tag, what’s a parent on a budget to do? First, maintain the healthy mindset that summer family fun doesn’t have to be expensive. Next, look around your own neck of the woods for activities and events that are free or low cost.
These summertime ideas encourage family fun – without a budget blow-out.
6 - 20 - 2013
Despite a teenager’s adamant insistence that he or she is already an adult, the teen is still acquiring new skills and taking on new responsibilities yet to be mastered – such as driving. It’s therefore important to teach them the rules of the road and the importance of safety.
6 - 18 - 2013
Ah, summer. Backyard barbeques, baseball games and pool parties are beckoning, but that does not mean it is time to forget about your green living commitments. Regardless of how busy your schedule is shaping up for the hottest time of the year, there are some easy, money-saving green tips for summer you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and set an Earth-friendly example for your family.