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How young is too young?

by Grace Harawira on 19-08-2013
How young is too young?

This week my eldest daughter asked me something I knew was going to happen eventually : she wanted to put on some of my makeup. I remembered asking my own mother the same thing when I was a little girl – and like my child, I was still only in primary school at the time

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Kids Health & Fitness

Teach your kids bike safety!

by Lauren Reeves on 16-08-2013
Teach your kids bike safety!

Do your kids love getting out and about on their bike? If so, make sure they will take care of themselves to arrive home safe and sound!

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Kids Health & Fitness

Social Butterflies – Help Your Child Overcome Shyness

by Grace Harawira on 08-04-2013
Social Butterflies – Help Your Child Overcome Shyness

Every parent wants their child to be happy at school, and a major contributor to schoolyard happiness is a healthy social life. Unfortunately, many parents focus too much energy on improving their child’s academic abilities, rather than teaching them how to foster healthy friendships.

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Kids Arts & Crafts

Kid’s Top 10 Favorite Face Painting Designs

by Annabel Taylor on 22-03-2013
Kid’s Top 10 Favorite Face Painting Designs

As a housewife and Mum, I try to make sure that every moment I spend with my kids is quality time that lasts. That is why I never fail to be with them during special occasions. I also realized one way which I could bond with my children during my free time: Face painting!

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Kids Health & Fitness

Can kids do to much exercise?

by Virginia O'Neill on 19-03-2013
Can kids do to much exercise?

As you know I am a big advocate for kids health & fitness. After all our bodies have been designed to move., not to sit around playing computer and TV games. All of us need exercise especially kids.

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Kids Hobbies

Astronomy Will Stretch Your Kid’s Imagination

by Virginia O'Neill on 27-02-2013
Astronomy Will Stretch Your Kid’s Imagination

My 9-year-old daughter hates Science. She moans it's too hard that almost everything that her teacher says doesn't have anything to do with human beings. She often asks me, “Why can’t we just get rid of it? I don’t seem to learn anything from it anyway!”

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Kids Education

Kids Activities - Are your kids Normal?

by Virginia O'Neill on 20-02-2013
Kids Activities - Are your kids Normal?

Are my Kids Normal? Sometimes they do strange things ! I sometimes wonder if they are "Normal". Much of the behavior of kids when they are very young we put down to them being young and kids. We as parents to some degree do try to tolerate this as normal kids behavior. However, our main focus is to try and educate our kids into "growing up".

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Kids Performing Arts

Stage Moms and Kids Activities

by Virginia O'Neill on 12-02-2013
Stage Moms and Kids Activities

I really have nothing against stage moms. I mean, even as a working mother, I am still hands-on in taking care of my kids and only want what’s best for them. However, a stage mom normally has a negative connotation. Originally, I believe this term came from Mothers of kids that were involved in Performing Arts Activities. However, today this does not only refer to the mothers of celebrities or those kids who are in the limelight but are also Mums who put pressure on their kids to succeed.

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Kids Health & Fitness

Kids - Lets Dance

by Virginia O'Neill on 08-02-2013
Kids -  Lets Dance

We all need some encouragement at some point. As parents we probably need encouragement and motivation more than anybody. But when our kids do need that little bit of help - it's the way of families that sometimes kids need to get a boost from their peers or someone outside the family circle.

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Kids Venues

Top 10 Children’s Party Ideas and Themes

by Virginia O'Neill on 07-02-2013
Top 10 Children’s Party Ideas and Themes

Planning a birthday party with a specific theme is always a challenge, even for the most experienced parents or event personal. However, for such a celebration to be memorable, we should bear in mind that every child is unique and it would always be nice to consider all their needs before planning a theme for the party.

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Kids Arts & Crafts

Kids Cooking Activities

by Virginia O'Neill on 01-02-2013
Kids Cooking Activities

Cooking – Is it Practical to Let Kids Cook? At 6 years old, my daughter loves to cook. She just can’t get enough of it, especially with all the great cooking shows that are currently airing on TV. Cooking is now "Cool". It's important for kids to become comfortable working in the kitchen.

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Kids Health & Fitness

How to teach your kids to Focus

by Virginia O'Neill on 19-12-2012
How to teach your kids to Focus

I have a young son who has problems concentrating on his studies. Most boys of a young age do find it difficult to concentrate but this was extreme. Every time he was doing his homework and heard a noise, he jumps on his desk looking annoyed. My husband and I thought this was just another kids antic but after a while we realized that we needed to help him.

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Kids Arts & Crafts

5 Reasons Why Art is a Great Kids Activity

by Virginia O'Neill on 13-12-2012
5 Reasons Why Art is a Great Kids Activity

I have a 7 year-old son who does not like to do school work. He says it is boring. Like the majority of young kids during Math's, English, Science classes & Lessons they will easily lose his interest, unless you show him funny and playful visual aids. Let’s face it! Kids need to be kept engaged to hold their attention. With the advent of modern technology, our children often set aside school activities just for the sake of playing electronic equipment. This is definitely not my idea of a healthy kids activity. How to get them away from the TV and involved in other activities for kids? Why not enroll them in art classes and lessons where they can have fun and develop their creative talents.

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Kids Hobbies

Photography – Should I Buy an Expensive Camera For my Kids?

by Whakatane Town Association Football Club (INC) on 07-12-2012
Photography – Should I Buy an Expensive Camera For my Kids?

Photography classes & lessons at school. Of course this is fabulous and I totally support the schools teaching kids these hobbies and art forms. I still remember those huge cameras that photographers used during the 80s and 90s and still have some today...somewhere. But nobody uses these anymore. The development of modern technology has brought many changes. Surely, it has made many mundane tasks easier and quicker but machines and technology cannot do everything. We still do need skills ourselves. As an ongoing activity for kids, helping kids choose a hobby is something that all of us should try to do.

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