5 Family Traditions You Can Try From Around The World

Bella Breakdown One of the most enjoyable things to have within a family is a tradition that strengthens bonds and creates unity. In this day and age, with technology and smart phones, it seems harder and harder to keep kids’ attention long enough to create worthwhile family time. These traditions from all around the world are great ideas to implement within your family, whether you’re a parent, a sibling, a child; you can use one or all of these with the ones you love. Not only will these traditions strengthen the ties within your family, but also with the...

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4 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Parenting Newbie

Bella Breakdown I love giving advice, as long as it is something I am somewhat knowledgeable about. One of the reasons I love giving advice on parenting is because I have 3 kids and I figured SO many things out through trial and error (lots and lots of errors). Therefore, I certainly can’t claim to know it all (not even close), but if I can save a parent even a little bit of frustration, especially a brand new parent, that makes it worthwhile! 1. The importance of sleep. When I had my first child, I thought that the later...

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The Correlation Between Teens’ Happiness And Time Spent Online

Bella Breakdown It comes as no surprise that we are seeing consciences to social media use in our society, especially in young adults and teens. Do you remember who hard middle school and high school were, with bullying and hormone changes, without technologies like social media and cell phones? One can only imagine how social media has added some fuel to that fire, and one study done by the University of Michigan starts to chip away at that theory. The University of Michigan polled over one million 8th, 10th and 12th graders from all around the United States. The...

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7 Tips For Choosing The Right Daycare

Bella Breakdown Spending all of our time, 24-7 with our kids can be difficult; especially as a working parent or a parent who simply needs a little bit of time to themselves. And let’s be honest, cost of childcare seems to skyrocket by the month. It can also be frightening to leave your child in the care of another person, but if you are aware of what to look for in a daycare, it can be more of a relief than anything else. If you’re on the prowl for a new daycare or just want to see if yours...

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Patience Is A Virtue & Here’s How To Teach It To Your Kids

Bella Breakdown I want what I want when I want it- we all feel that way sometimes. However, for our kids, that is the way they feel most of the time. We have all witnessed our kids snatch, push or scream to get something first. Therefore, because it is not a skill we are born with, your littles need to be taught the art of having patience. There are many ways you can help them practice. Be a good role model. If they see you yelling at them when they aren’t moving as quickly as you would like, cutting...

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