- Survival Guide
- RAISING SAVVY KIDS
A family trip to the zoo can be a fun and educational experience for both the kids and the parents. With all of the various animals to look at, your time at the zoo can fly by quickly and you might only get a part of the experience that you were hoping for.Read More
Does the thought of taking your child to the theater give you the chills? Have you needed a night of culture but had to put it off because you can’t find a babysitter? Taking your child to the theater is a great way to expose them to a night of culture while spending quality time together. But how do you make sure your night at the theater together is an enjoyable one? Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip to the theater.Read More
If you have been looking for something to do with your children that involves spending a lot of quality time together, camping may be one of the best activities to accomplish those goals.Read More
Is it me or are our lives being dominated by looking at screens? Screens of all types – TV screens, computer screens, cell phone screens. The other day, we went to some big dinner gathering and I will never forget that moment when all 10 kids were hovered around 3 cell phone screens. (Pathetic? Maybe so, and that’s a topic for another day.) In these days of looking at lots of screens, it’s also a good time to revisit some basic things to take care of your kids’ eyes.
Based on some great resources from the American Optometric Association, here’s some great tips for us dads to keep our kids’ eyes sharp and strong.
The main thing during the early years is to provide age-appropriate stimulation. Mobiles and other objects around the crib. Books. Stories. All the stuff that you probably are doing now – just keep doing it and mix it up when you can. Also, don’t forget to get an initial check-up with an optometrist at about the 1-year mark. The main things to look out for in this age: excessive tearing, excessive eye-rubbing, lots of crusties, lots of redness, oversensitivity to light, and the appearance of a white pupil.Read More