Moms – Jayme Kennedy
Look, as parents, one of the biggest struggles many of us face is getting our kids to do the things we KNOW they need to do, but they don’t want to do. Kids need sleep, right? Try telling a 2-year old that. Everyone needs to eat lots of fruit and vegetables! But plenty of kids look at broccoli like it’s their sworn enemy. Even when it comes to something as simple as drinking water, it can be a constant battle! Our bodies are made up of 60% water, we literally need it to live.
Romper – Abi Berwager Schreier
Kids love to learn, but some lessons are easier to impart than others. When it comes to how to teach a child to wait their turn, things can get a little tricky… not least because most kids aren’t particularly in love with the concept of waiting to do something they really want to do. So how do we show our children to be patient until their time comes, especially since it seems like many folks weren’t taught that lesson when they were children these days?
The Irish Examiner – Staff Writer
In our increasingly connected world, children are spending less time outside in favour of being hunched over technology. In fact, a new report from Sport England has found over half of children in England don’t get enough exercise, with just 46.8% of children now getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day on average. Even though the figure is up 3.6% from last year, it’s clear there are still many children not moving their bodies enough, and missing out on experiencing the mental and physical benefits of exercise.
Romper – Lindsay E. Mack
Introducing your baby to solid foods is always quite the adventure, but it might be easier than ever with the help of a super-popular kitchen appliance. In fact, these baby food recipes to make in your Instant Pot just might change the way your think about how you feed your baby in general. Using your Instant Pot to create baby food is a smart idea for so many reasons. This user-friendly pressure cooker has become a favorite in many families. For instance, part of the Instant Pot’s success is due to its speedy cooking times, because everything from dried beans to rice can be prepared in a fraction of the time it normally would.
The South China Morning Post – Editorial
Screens can be addictive, as any parent trying to tear their child from games on a smartphone knows. The biggest study of youth exercise does not give that as the reason for an alarming trend towards sedentary behaviour, but it is surely a contributor. Some 1.6 million children aged between 11 and 17 from 146 countries and territories were surveyed by the World Health Organisation between 2001 and 2015. The alarming conclusion was that four in five fail to get the recommended one hour a day of moderate to intense physical exercise.