In many schools, fewer hours are allotted to recess and physical education each year, but summer is the perfect time to commit to the challenge of your kids riding to day camp or getting them physically prepared now to ride their bikes to school in the Fall.Bicycling is a fun and fitness-friendly method of transportation that, with a little planning and attention to details, could replace your carpool.
When you become a parent, you take on lots of new roles, like chief diaper changer, colic analyst, playdate organizer and breast pumping principal. As if that’s not enough, you’ve gotta be the safety police too. If not you, then who? Sure, you can hire a professional babyproofer. But child proofing is also something you can and should do yourself because it’s not a one-off deal. It’s an ongoing process because kids are, well, kids.
When it comes to ensuring your child’s safety and well-being, the buck stops with the camp director,”says Catherine Ross, communications officer with the Canadian Camping Association and former camp director. Her advice: do appropriate research, seek out answers to your questions, experience the camp first-hand and then, once you’ve made a decision, have faith.
Raising kids in the Internet age is a new reality. You probably use the Internet and your children likely have access to it as well. While new technology can offer exciting and important opportunities for your kids, it’s essential that you do your research and know what your child is doing online. It can be easy for natural curiosity to take over if kids aren’t taught how to safely use the Internet.
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