Why should or shouldn't you give a kid a smartphone?

In secondary/high school, your kid having a phone is a lifeline, when not in class.Aside from kids wanting to keep in contact with their friends through all these apps, You can keep in contact with them, even if it's a text to remind them of curfew, or simply calling to ask them

Why is car safety for children important?

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But

What is something that your child saw that you wished they didn't?

My daughter saw her father dead from an overdose while spending the summer at his home. She was 11 years old. His family had known he was a drug addict for years but they really didn't want to acknowledge the problem and mostly laughed it off. They were

What is the normal age for a child's first words?

Well, it really depends on the child. Most people don't realize it, but a child learns and comprehends 95% of their vocabulary in their first 6 months, so it is very important to talk to your child using a normal, not whiny,

How to manage my kid's homework-obsessed teacher

Be careful not to influence your child badly towards school and the teacher. Teach your child to work smarter in any way you can. Use a stopwatch and a reward system if necessary. Focus on the joy of achievement. If your child is not up to it, you will need to see the teacher, and principal to move

What is so great about having kids?

The absolute topmost best thing about having kids is....well, it's a long list, honestly. I have a great job, interesting and well-paid, and I've travelled and studied and I love my husband but NOTHING comes close to having kids in terms of importance. For me.

What names do your kids give to their food?

I have three kids, with vast imaginations and various levels of speaking ability:Cucumber = "cute number"Great Northern bean = "adultney bean" (as opposed the smaller kidney bean)Pomegranate seeds = "Edible jewels of earth." (I am not making this up.)Quesadillas = "microwave flatsos"Zucchini spaghetti = "Summer." (It's all from the garden; this

What do you think of the premise of changing school hours to match teenagers' sleep habits?

Part of the goal for teenagers is to teach them to adapt to the world, rather then for them to expect the world will adapt to them. However, there are people who seem genetically predisposed to be active at night

What is the ideal age to start having children?

Depends on when you are ready. Not a tidy answer, I know, but continue reading.  My husband and I married in our early/mid-20s, and he wanted children sooner rather than later.  We ended up agreeing to wait several years, so we had our first child just after I turned 30.A few

When should I move to a new state with small kids ages 9 and 11?

You should move within a year or sooner or they will have already become 10 and 12.

What are some of the parenting life hacks?

There many parenting tips and hacks but these are few parenting tips for parents with young children that some time overlooked because of their busy daily lives.Swimming Safety Tips For Babies, Swimming Rules That Will Save Your Life1. Start introduce your baby to water

What's the best way to stop kids leaving lights on all over the house?

As a former electric utility engineer I can tell you that people tend to fixate on lights being on without it actually costing you very much money. I suppose it is because it is something they can actually see? However, leaving a 75 watt incandescent light bulb on for eight hours will

Should I give my kids child support money?

You may give your children as much money as you wish, and I encourage you to do so. Teach them to be responsible for their money.THESE GIFTS WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD CHILD SUPPORT.Child support is an obligation of the noncustodial parent to be paid

Should a teacher ever teach a class his or her child is taking in public school?

It happens.  Sometimes it can be a problem and sometimes it's not problem at all.I know in my school we have a series of policies in place in order to ensure this kind of situation has the best possible outcome.Such as - generally teachers aren't timetabled

What are some tips for monitoring kids' cell phone activities?

Don't. Abuse their privacy and they will never ever trust you again. They will never forgive you. You can say you're doing this for them but you're not. You're teaching them that even the people who are supposed to love them cannot be trusted and that you don't trust them either. When they find out, they will find

What are some life hacks for parents of teenagers?

I've found that you can't control a teen too closely; you have to give them freedom to make decisions and mistakes. If you don't, you end up with someone who can't think for themselves.So expect mistakes and stubbornness. It isn't entirely unhealthy. In my household,

How to deal with a teenage child stealing money

You sent her to her biological parents for a while ? I wonder if she was your own daughter what would you do ? Face the problem head-on, call a third party particularly someone she respects like a teacher or an older mature peer or even one of

At what point do parents give up on a child?

Why would you give up on your child? Even if they grow up to be selfish and forget their roots.we shouldn't have raised them with expectations. Love towards a child should be hnconditional. No one's perfect and don't expect your children to be. So many parents are alienated from

How to be a good child to my parents

By knowing & playing your role perfectly!See, most of the people in today's world are confused about the relationship between parents and children. Should the child listen to their parents in everything or the parent should listen to the child in everything or is it a half half deal? Many number of

Do parents ever give up on their kids and why?

Do patents give up on their kids and why?Yes. Parents give up on their kids the same way some kids give up on their parents, siblings, extended relations, spouse, friends.... People give up on other people because there comes a time when self preservation is necessary. That may sound cruel but I've seen and lived through it. Growing up,

Is the Fortnite Battle Royale appropriate for kids 10-11 years of age?

As long as you mute other online players mics, yes. There is no blood. There are guns that you shoot other players with, but if you restrict a 10 or 11 year old from that, you're a pretty strict parent

My 15-year-old son is browsing on his phone at 3:00 a.m. What should I do?

I'm pushing 60 and one of my favorite bad habits is looking around online on my phone in the middle of the night, when I should be sleeping. If I wanted to break myself of this habit in the name

How does a child control their parents?

Child control their parents by Emotional blackmail. Child tell if you don't get be mobile , bike , dress ect i will not study or i will leave home. He / she tries to cry & get their requirements to be bought by parents. Emotional blackmail their parents & get their work done.

What age do children generally start k-12 schooling?

In most states, children are 5 before they enter kindergarten. If you're talking in terms of development, it's best to wait until at least 7 to start educating. (Read "Better Late Than Early" (the Moores) and "The Hurried Child" (by David Elkind.) If you're asking in term of legality, check your specific state's laws. California requires

What are the best hacks of your parenting life?

I have twin kids (a boy and a girl) and I not only give them pocket money, I teach them 'banking' as well. Savings and interestWhen they were seven, I taught them the concept of savings account and interest. To keep calculations easy, I kept interest rate of 10%

What age did you get your kids a smartphone?

Though I'm not a parent, I received my smartphone once I turned 16.At the charter school I go to, there are both middle school students and high school students. Most of the 6th graders, assuming that the majority of them

What parenting techniques that have helped you keep a toddler happy when he is super active and gets bored easily?

If your toddler is super-active and gets bored easily, it sounds like he is a normal toddler. At their age, they usually have an attention span that is only about two to three minutes, combined with a very high energy level. They learn about everything by

I have a 12 year old son who is asking for a smart phone. What is the good age to buy kids a smart phone?

A 12yo needs a phone to phone or text home.   That's all.   They don't need a smart phone.They might _want_ one, and this can be a good introduction about how to get what you want in the world.

Should parents give their kids homework?

If the parents have a college degree or the academic background to do it I will say give your kids homework so you check it out. Doing homework will keep the kids working to keep their balance in a given class. And if the

What is the best way to discipline a child?

I'd like to point out that the word "discipline" comes from the Latin disciplina, which is related to teaching and learning. When we look at child "discipline" from this perspective -- the perspective of teaching a child the way to

At what age would you let your children start dating?

Personally, I let my children start dating when they were 19 years old. Any lower and they shouldn't be concentrating on relationships, they should be concentrating on school, getting good grades, and socialising with friends. It is completely normal for all teens to feel attracted to people as they are going through puberty. I let my children start dating

How to get parenting tips

By observing your own parents.Now, please remember they are also human beings and we all make mistakes.That doesn't mean we should judge them based on their bad behaviours in their personal lives.We don't know precisely about their childhood and under what circumstances they were

At what age do American kids get their first cell phone?

5th grade, give or take a year, for girls in Arlington, TX.  Later for boys.I'm talking about their own actual phone that is theirs to text with, exercise their photographic talents, take to their friends' houses, make FaceTime calls with (if it's an iPhone).  Just the basic "emergency" phone would be maybe 3rd grade or so.

Have people started having kids at a younger age again?

I'm not sure if this is something that's happening in general, but I don't think it's right to have kids so soon. I mean, In the 20s or somewhere there close people have got important things to do, like school, and also kids ask for responsability and a considerable life experience.

How to teach kids 'not to give up'

An idea.Offer them a chocolate. Just as they try to take it, hide it behind your back. Tell them

What is the ideal biological age for a woman to have children?

The ideal biological age doesn't give you the ideal age for parenthood.  Very young women tend to have much easier deliveries.  Older women have greater risk of  unwanted complications.  Children born to either end of the spectrum can be incredibly intelligent.  

What is it like to regret having children?

Going anonymous on this one, for reasons that are, or should soon be, obvious.Although I've always loved being around kids (I was the guy playing with all the kids at any party) and they seemed to take to me, I knew I never wanted to have any of my own. Fortunately, my wife felt similarly... until she

At what age can a kid do a situp?

So this is a really interesting question that I'm asking myself all the time.  My toddler is 18 months old and every since he was born, I've been curious about his abdominal development.  Early on, he seemed to have (from my very naive eye) Diastasis recti -- where the abdominals are separate and so I've often examined

How to get parenting tips

By observing your own parents.Now, please remember they are also human beings and we all make mistakes.That doesn't mean we should judge them based on their bad behaviours in their personal lives.We don't know precisely about their childhood and under what circumstances they were

What are some pregnancy tips for a new mom?

In general new parents don't know how they ignore their baby without being aware of something about baby care.From letting the baby sleep to making him take the burp, there are many things new parents should know about to make their baby's health better.As a new parent,

What will be good tips for raising a kid with dyslexia?

Be patient. Seriously, that is all that it takes. Be patient while teaching things to your child, accept that they might need help, and try to not be hard on them.Accept that they have dyslexia.I understand, it can be difficult to accept that your child may have difficulty getting through his

What is the best age for children to start school?

i think kids learn everything so fast its not about age ,its about kids behavior ,teach them to how to ask teacher  to go to potty, make sure they dont cry for parents , make sure they dont hit people, make sure they respect others, some times kids spit on others, you have

How to become a better high school English teacher

My daughter is really enjoying English class this year; and the teacher is acknowledged as one of the best teachers in the school.This teacher is doing at least two things that I've never heard of any other high school English teacher doing.The kids read aloud, in class, every assigned story.  They take

How important is it to send your kids to college?

Our sons had one prime directive:Move out at age 18And they had these offers:Come to us with a reasonable plan and we will assist you in getting your college bachelors degreeEnlist in the militaryDo something else with an excellent plan and Good LuckThey both did option one (attend college with an excellent

At what age would you let your children start dating?

Personally, I let my children start dating when they were 19 years old. Any lower and they shouldn't be concentrating on relationships, they should be concentrating on school, getting good grades, and socialising with friends. It is completely normal for all teens to feel attracted to people as they are going through puberty. I let my children start dating