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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Great Non-Candy Easter Ideas For Kids

Bella Breakdown Easter has really become all about one thing…candy! For those of us looking for something a tad bit more meaningful, or perhaps healthier options, we have compiled some great options for non-candy Easter ideas for the kiddos. Some of these options still fit inside plastic eggs, too. But, that’s not to say that we won’t indulge with some chocolate come this Sunday… Non-candy easter goodies ideas: 1. Stickers and/or stamps 2. Temporary tattoos 3. Finger puppets 4. Key chains 5. Bouncy balls 6. Dice 7. Bubbles 8. Puzzles 9. Bracelets 10. Lip gloss 11....

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Best Places To Vacation With Kids

Bella Breakdown While it certainly doesn’t feel like it now in some parts of the country, summer is right around the corner. While the days might still be cold and dreary, searching for places to travel this summer might be just the pick me up you need when you are looking out the window. Planning a vacation with kids takes some thought because you want it to be relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Therefore, finding a great kid – friendly place that also offers the perks of having all of the amenities adults want is definitely a priority when you...

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Breastfeeding Tips From New App “The Breastfeeding Friend”

Bella Breakdown Almost three-quarters of women start breastfeeding when their child is born; however by 6-8 weeks, this drops to just 44%. This makes breastfeeding rates in England among the lowest in the world. A new survey of 1,000 mothers of young children commissioned by Public Health England revealed that in hindsight, mothers wished they had been better prepared for breastfeeding. Before the birth of their first child, mums’ biggest priorities were buying baby equipment (66%), preparing for labour (49%) and buying baby clothes (40%). However, post birth, nearly a quarter (24%) wished they had read about and were...

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