Watching TV rots the brain! So, the saying goes. Unless you do not have a TV in your house, this could not be a possibility for you or for your kids. But not having TV these days is impossible particularly when you have kids around. I have to admit that wife and I sometimes use TV to keep kids calm and not bothering us when we have to finish some take-home work or chores at home.
The solution to this would be limiting the hours kids spend in front of TV. Yes, this sounds very difficult. I, for one have to discipline myself in monitoring that my boys can only spend an hour a day on TV.
So what do experts say on diverting your kids' attention away from TV? They say, give kids individual tasks that are interesting to them. These tasks must not include playing video games or doing things in the computer. Physical and mental activities that make them sweat and think are most likely to keep their brain cells healthy and working up to speed. Try biking, gardening, reading, math and outdoor sports amon
Going to the dentist has been a memorable experience for most of us, simply because it was not that easy to persuade us to attend to our dental appointments when we were kids. Now that I am a Dad, I fully understand how and why my kids were totally against the idea of seeing a dentist. Fortunately, there's a way to let them see one today, if you carefully select the dental professional to visit. Here are some tips in choosing a dentist for your kids.
A dentist that fully adores kids.
You will know this the moment you call or drop by to schedule an appointment. Ask the secretary if they use simple facilities or materials to help put kids at ease before or while having their turn at the dental chair. These assistants will definitely give you an idea if they can cater to these kids or if their client specializes in just doing cosmetic or preventive dentistry
for adult clients.
A dentist has great reviews in parenting and family oriented blogs and magazines.
Yes, forum posts and articles from reputable sources count especially if fellow parents vouch for a dentist's expertise in handling young patients.
A dentist that your family and friends trust.
If you decide to go with your family and friends for advice, then take a hint when most of them refer you to the same person. This may be a giveaway on how much they like their dental help and services especially when it comes to serving younger patients like your kids.
Want to have a break from doing household and father duties to your kids? Engaging into sports like boxing can be one of the best ways to stay healthy while putting away all the stress elements that you just got from home and work.
Ever since the many benefits of boxing became popular, more and more people want to learn the sport for their personal reasons. This is not only a combat between two players or between a heavy bag and a person. This is also a discipline composed of different routines that trains both the mind and the body. In connection to that, here are the major advantages of engaging in this workout.
Quick Weight Loss – Who would have thought that the easiest way to losing one’s love handles is just 45 minutes to an hour of throwing punches inside the gym or at the comfort of your own homes? That is right because power boxing actually involves other repetitive motions like bouncing, ducking, kicking, pivoting and punching. All these increase your metabolism rate. As you sweat in every move you make, your body is releasing the unwanted fats off especially in the belly area.
Stronger Bones And Muscles – Boxing is an overall workout that involves all muscle groups. It is wrong to think that your arms and feet are the only ones working in this activity. Muscles from head to foot all work together to give a boxer the best defensive and offensive moves he needs. The joints are also exercised during the fight proper or while doing some boxing training routines.
Reliable Form Of Self-Defense – There will be times when you would be required to defend yourself from physical assaults. The combinations of kicks and punches can help you protect yourself or your loved ones during dangerous situations. In fact, learning self-defense is encouraged among women.
Stronger Heart – Since the entire body is engaged in repetitive motions as mentioned above, one can experience a balanced heart rate. The heart is able to pump enough blood all through out the veins. More so, the heart be comes stronger when it is put to work.
Relieved Stress – Generally, people eat comfort foods to be relieved of it. And the result – increased weight and even increased stress. One of the benefits of boxing is to remove stress in a very healthy and enjoyable way. This could be the right time for you to put the sweets down and wear your boxing gloves.
Now that you know more about the benefits of boxing, would you like to give this a try? If yes, then you can get more information about it at http://www.boxingtraining.net . That's where I learn more about this sport. Maybe you can take a quick look and let me know if you are also interested in trying it soon.
Hi I'm Jim, a doting dad to two amazing little people. This is my attempt to chronicle my journey as a parent. I'm not perfect and I sure can't give you the lowdown on the latest studies on child development, but I do the best I can to raise good kids.
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