10 Ways to Have Super-Simple Summer Fun

We tend to overly complicate our kids’ lives in this modern world. From scheduled playdates to structured activities to meticulously planned-out road trips, we’ve forgotten the beauty of puttering around our own homes and neighborhoods finding imaginative things to do to pass the time. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, in their 2007 study on … Continued

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43 Ways Our Kids Thrive on Free Play

 Article originally published by wetheparents.org in April 2019. WeTheParents are Neve and Keane (the parents), two unperfectionists looking for simplicity, meaning, and humor in parenting. All ideas expressed are the writer’s own. Is your child getting enough ‘free play’? Child-led free play – the unstructured time during which children can act out their fantasies, create … Continued

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25 ways to avoid the screen-time hangover

Now that December is well and truly here, it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas break. The time when all the family comes together and celebrates a magical time of year… Or not. Once your kids have opened their present and found the latest iPhone or tablet that you got them, you may as … Continued

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29 one-on-one activities to do with your child

What do you do with that one child that simply refuses to do anything that isn’t to do with their screens? Well, as Noel Janis-Norton tells us, it’s not just about screens. The angry resistance that your child is showing can often be a result of the parent-child relationship. So, what can you do to … Continued

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10 Summer Chores You Can Reward with Screen Time

“Goodbye school, hello summer!” – Unknown It’s that time of year again! For kids, it’ time for a rest from teachers and homework. (And for teachers, a well-earned break from pupils!) But while school can wait until Autumn, the chores won’t. In fact, the summer is the perfect opportunity to motivate your kids to do chores…by … Continued

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