helpful resources and articles for parents
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.
Kidspot and Aptamil Toddler have teamed up to help you raise a resilient child If you could ask a parenting expert one thing, what would it be? Maybe, "How do I get a toddler to take naps longer than forty-five minutes?" Or one that I personally always think about, "What is the perfect age-gap between siblings?"
It's a pretty typical scenario in parenting. A year ago I felt like I was asking seemingly reasonable requests but was being consistently ignored by my child. "S/he doesn't LISTEN to me!" I found myself saying out loud frustrated. It's a common complaint of parents. They don't listen.
If you're the parent of an anxious child, you're most certainly not alone. Though it's helpful to know, we understand that it doesn't make the challenging role of parenting an anxious child any easier. What will help is developing and deepening your understanding of childhood anxiety and the important role you play in helping them manage it.
Recently, a mother of two primary school children thanked me for the impact one of my presentations had on her parenting style. When I asked what was it that made the difference, she said that one particular question I posed in the presentation had the most impact.
Technology is everywhere now, in our homes, in our pockets, and perhaps worryingly for many parents, in our children's hands. Every family is different, and will have their own ideas around what's considered 'normal' or acceptable use of our beloved devices, which means there's no universal answer.