Princess Charlotte And Prince George Are Just Your Average Kids

Bella Breakdown This is a reminder that Princess Charlotte and Prince George are not just royal accessories, they are your average child with pretty intense titles. While they probably have the coolest house on the block, they enjoy playing together at their dad’s polo matches and rolling around in the grass. The two ran around barefoot and learned all the ways you can play with a slinky. While bouncing in and out of Mom’s (Kate Middleton) lap, the two played with their cousin Savannah Phillips. Savannah took on the role of placing her hand over Prince George’s mouth and...

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Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters

Bella Breakdown We all knew that kid, or was the kid, that only ate chicken nuggets and mac and cheese for dinner (every night). And now you may have the child that only want Oreos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here are some tips for handling a finicky eater. Try 20 times. Now, this may sound like a lot but it is proven that introducing food in small increments for 20 consecutive days will reduce the ‘fear factor’ and increase the familiarity with the food. One of the most effective ways to eat a particular food is to actually...

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Amazon Will Soon Release Kid-Friendly Echo

Bella Breakdown Parents of small children, your prayers have been answered. A kid-friendly version of the Amazon Echo called “Free Time” will launch May 9th for $80. Coming in a variety of playful colors, the Amazon Free Time will have several parental controls put into place such as restrictions on purchases, filtered music streaming and a bedtime feature that suspends use. The Free Time will also solicit a “please” and “thank you” from its users, reinforcing politeness. But will this kid-friendly device ultimately serve as a tool or a distraction? It can be both depending on when you allow...

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Old-School Parenting Tips That Still Work Today

Bella Breakdown Though times are a-changing and parenting is following suit, there are some old-school parenting techniques that still work today. Just because we have realized that overly-strict parenting is not the answer, that doesn’t mean overly-lax parenting needs to take center stage. It’s a balance of order and play that will allow your child the best opportunity to becoming a happy adult. Most of us strive to do better than our parents did, but try implementing these ‘old-school’ parenting techniques and see what happens! 1. Eat meals together: Dinner is often the easiest meal to eat as a...

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Taming The Madness Of Your Minis: How To Raise Good Listeners

Bella Breakdown Do you feel like you repeat yourself hundreds of times each day? Do you find yourself ready to tear your hair out because each day you say the same thing (“Please put your jammies in the laundry basket.”), only to have to repeat it again and again and again each day? Me, too! I had been feeling especially frustrated by my 3 kids not listening. Part of being a parent is teaching the skill of listening, but I didn’t seem to be doing a very good job. That’s when I decided to do a bit of research...

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