Author: Exciting Parenting

Transform Your Yard into a Safe Haven for Kids and Pets

One of the most wonderful aspects of childhood is playing outside and finding ways to entertain yourself without technology. We did it everyday as children, but our children today are sadly missing out on these moments with their busy schedules and screen time.  If you’re a lucky homeowner who has a yard for the kids and pets to play in, encourage them to play outside by transforming your yard into a wonderland. As you set up the yard for them, take steps to ensure that it’s a safe space for play. While it’s important to take your dog for...

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Best Years To Influence Good Character in Your Child’s Life

Parenting is a full time role with different seasons. There are numerous stages through which a child grows. In each of the stages, they require attention at different intensities. Parents also require varying of their influence levels through the growth. Also, the different roles of the caregivers are also seen to influence a child differently during the various stages of development. From research and literature, it is indicated that after 7 years of age, the child’s framework is already formed. There is a tender gap between the ages of 1-7 years where the caregivers can be able to form...

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Your Children’s Healthy Habits Come From You

Parents! If you haven’t figured it out already, your kids will do what you do. We are not only their models for how adults should behave but also the guiding force that puts them on the path toward independence. It is up to us to both model and encourage behaviors that will help our children be healthy, safe, and well-balanced throughout their lifetime. Starting today  Model good behaviors where your own health is concerned. This should start with your diet. This doesn’t mean you can’t indulge from time to time, but your kids need to know that chips and...

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Why Pumpkins (Malenge) are bad for your child.

I know this will definitely catch you by surprise. Yes, pumpkins are not good for your child. Since time immemorial, parents have been known to pump their children with pumpkins. They get whipped up with potatoes, even in beans. Literally, even some people feed their children on pumpkins for breakfast. Pumpkins have vitamin A, very rich in the nutrient. The problem is that Vitamin A, which is in very high amounts, depletes calcium from the child’s diet. Calcium is important when it comes to bone formation. This is why many children are coming to hospital with Rickets. I have...

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Grooming Your Child Into Medical School

This is an interesting topic to write on. One very close to my heart. I have received many emails from parents who believe that their children were born to be doctors. They mostly want to know requirements into getting into medical school, or any pieces of advice I would send over to their children. Here is what I think you should know: a) Exposure leads to a build up of interest. It would be easier for someone to develop interest in a field that they have had exposure to. Be it talks, seminars or even career days. This way,...

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