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Top Places to Spend Family Vacations in Dallas

From museums to parks and zoo exhibits, Dallas has got you covered! No need to step outside the city, because family fun and entertainment is just around the corner. Dallas is a marvelous place that’s brimming with fun and interesting attractions for your family vacations. With plenty of activities, more than enough to fill your weekend, you and your kids are sure to have a great time.  They say planning for your trip is where the fun begins, as anticipation builds up. Spontaneous adventures can also bring loads of fun if you happen to skip the planning part! Dallas offers CityPASS, which enables you to go on a fun trip easily. CityPASS helps make the city of Dallas a perfect

Top Places to Spend Family Vacations in Dallas2020-01-21T11:51:21+00:00

How to Help a Child with Short Attention Span

Many of us become easily distracted when we don’t find something interesting or when we’re bored. Just like adults, children can also find it difficult to pay attention when a subject doesn’t pique their interest. This is why young kids are often restless. In fact, children have shorter attention spans than adults. In order to focus, children need something that will keep them engaged for extended periods of time, something they enjoy or something that will satisfy their curiosity.  It’s not unusual to find your thoughts wandering when your focus should be on something, but a short attention span is something that should be addressed when it comes to young kids. Why? Because significant difficulties maintaining attention may have detrimental

How to Help a Child with Short Attention Span2020-01-21T11:41:50+00:00

6 Good Manners to Teach your Child

A well-mannered person who is polite and considerate of others  is a pleasure to be around. Well-mannered people speak gracefully and treat people around them with respect. One’s behavior speaks a lot about his or her upbringing. This is why your child's behavior is a reflection of your own. Children tend to mirror our behavior, so when a child misbehaves, people may look to a child's upbringing and the impact their parents have had. You can't always be blamed when such mishaps occur. And being able to keep an eye on your child’s behavior at all times may be close to impossible. This is why instilling good manners in your child is important. As a parent, the best thing you

6 Good Manners to Teach your Child2020-01-06T09:14:53+00:00

10 Not-To-Be-Missed Family Activities in Dallas

Maybe you’re a newcomer to “The Big D” (if so, welcome!) Or maybe you’ve only recently decided to raise a family. While there are plenty of adult-friendly attractions in the city where “big things happen”, you can sometimes get lost in all of the sights and sounds without realizing there’s a downright plethora of family activities in Dallas from which to choose... which shouldn’t be surprising in the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country. But it can be frustrating. Sure, you might know about the museums. You probably know about the nightlife — and chances are you definitely know about Dallas’s college football. However, when it comes to family activities in Dallas, how well do you really know your

10 Not-To-Be-Missed Family Activities in Dallas2020-01-06T08:41:26+00:00

5 Simple Ways to Teach your Child Basic Reading Skills

Reading is one of the most important aspects of a child’s literacy skills. As parents, we want our little ones to learn how to read while they’re young. However, it’s always easier said than done. The process of teaching kids basic reading skills isn’t a walk in the park. In fact, learning how to read isn’t something that happens on it’s own, contrary to what many people believe. It involves teaching skills such as understanding the relationship between letters and sounds. While learning to read is a complex process, the good news is that acquiring the necessary skills can be relatively simple. Read on and learn some simple strategies to help teach your little one basic reading skills. Set the

5 Simple Ways to Teach your Child Basic Reading Skills2020-01-02T14:31:55+00:00

The Importance of Friendship During Childhood

Cultivating friendships during childhood is beneficial for your child’s development. When we think back to our own childhoods, there are probably many things you told your friends before you ever told your parents. Thinking back on those times evokes memories of experiences  you shared with your friends and moments you will always cherish. We all want our children to have their own positive experiences as well. We want to ensure that they grow up in a nurturing environment with friends on whom they can rely. There are many benefits to meaningful friendship during childhood, including: Developing social skills: In today's world, social skills are essential as we strive to be an inclusive society. Each person interacts with others in their

The Importance of Friendship During Childhood2019-12-20T14:31:13+00:00

Why Parents Should Encourage their Child to Read

As parents, one of our goals is for our kids to develop healthy habits. We want the best for them. We want them to reach their full potential and be able to realize their dreams. In short, we want them to be successful. This is where the value of reading comes in. Reading plays a crucial role in a child’s success not only in school but in all of  life. It is beneficial to children’s development and overall intelligence. If you haven’t started yet, now is a great time to instill a positive reading routine in your little one. Here are some of the benefits that come from reading with your child:   Reading expands vocabulary One of the wonderful benefits

Why Parents Should Encourage their Child to Read2019-12-13T14:00:54+00:00

Overcoming Shyness in Kids: 5 Ways Parents can Help

Despite seeming relatively synonymous, shyness and introversion are two different concepts.  Someone can be an introvert without being anxious. You can be anxious but not necessarily an introvert. Shyness is often rooted in anxiety, whereas introversion is a personality trait.  However your child presents , remember neither introversion nor shyness means something is “wrong” with him or her. Your acceptance and love is essential. It is important that you remain committed to helping your child  manage his or her shyness in social settings. Here are 5 tips on how you can help nurture your child’s confidence and help him or her overcome shyness any situation. Set Expectations Ahead for your Child New situations can be overwhelming and may trigger shyness

Overcoming Shyness in Kids: 5 Ways Parents can Help2019-11-29T11:47:02+00:00

5 Signs to Find out if Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Entering preschool can be an exciting time for you and your little one. Shopping for school supplies, meeting new friends, learning new stuff. We look forward to these things the most when getting our child ready for school. But how can you tell if your child is ready? Are there telltale signs to look out for? There sure are. And here are 5 telltale signs to determine if your child is ready for preschool.  Are they Independent and Can Be Left Alone? Leaving your child in a room full of children can be stressful. Separation anxiety can kick in, the moment you go out of their sight. It’s not healthy for a child to get stressed. Let alone in an

5 Signs to Find out if Your Child is Ready for Preschool2019-11-29T11:52:39+00:00

How to Motivate Your Child to Do Homework

Motivating your child to do homework can be a headache. If they can get away from it, they will try. But that would mean missing some credits in class, which would also hurt academically. As a parent, your role is to be an overseer, a guide and a motivator. And if you’re still cracking your head on what else you should do to make your kids do their homework easily, then check out these tips on how to motivate your child to do homework.  Create an Interesting Workspace Ever had a day when a messy table got in the way of you doing anything useful at your desk? You may have gone so far as to ignore it for a

How to Motivate Your Child to Do Homework2019-11-29T11:23:32+00:00