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12 Hacks That Make Parenting A Breeze

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12 Hacks That Make Parenting A Breeze

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arents all over the world often moan that babies don’t come with a manual. But thanks to internet, clever parents everywhere have come up with some genius ideas to make life with small kids just a little bit more simple.

1. Satisfy their scribble cravings whilst buying yourself some couch time

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    2. Use trash bags to line your diaper pail

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      3. Clean up kid crumbs easily

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        4. Sick of kid mess in your car? Try this hack for a mess-less ride

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          5. The perfect solution for a baby that likes to go all Houdini on their diaper.

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            6. Use an old lotion bottle to make the tap reachable to little hands

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              7. Turn an old DVD case into a portable art kit

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                8. Administer medications with this ingenious idea

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                  9. Make frozen “pacifiers” to help soothe your teething baby’s gums

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                    10. Use a barrette to tighten up loose straps

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                      11. Trace your little ones’ feet so you don’t need to take them shoe shopping with you

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                        12. Bathe your kiddo in a laundry basket so their toys don’t float away

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                          Last Updated on January 5, 2022

                          How to Help Your Child to Get Better Grades

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                          How to Help Your Child to Get Better Grades

                          Children are most likely to say that they want to just lounge around or rest for a while after spending hours listening to lecture after lecture from their teachers. There is nothing wrong with this if they had a rough day.

                          What’s disturbing, is if they deliberately stay away from schoolwork or procrastinate when it comes to reviewing for their tests or completing an important science project.

                          When it seems that it is becoming a habit for your child to put off school work, it’s time for you to step in and help your child develop good study habits to get better grades. It is important for you to emphasize to your child the importance of setting priorities early in life. Don’t wait for them to flunk their tests, or worse, fail in their subjects before you talk to them about it.

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                          You can help your children hurdle their tests with these 7 tips:

                          1. Help them set targets

                          Ask your child what they want to achieve for that particular school year. Tell them to set a specific goal or target. If they say, “I want to get better grades,” tell them to be more specific. It will be better if they say they want to get a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Having a definite target will make it easier for them to undertake a series of actions to achieve their goals, instead of just “shooting for the moon.”

                          2. Preparation is key

                          At the start of the school year, teachers provide an outline of a subject’s scope along with a reading list and other course requirements. Make sure that your child has all the materials they need for these course requirements. Having these materials on hand will make sure that your child will have no reason to procrastinate and give them the opportunity to study in advance.

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                          3. Teach them to mark important dates

                          You may opt to give them a small notebook where they can jot down important dates or a planner that has dates where they can list their schedule. Ask them to show this to you so you can give them “gentle reminders” to block off the whole week before the dates of an exam. During this week, advise your child to not schedule any social activity so they can concentrate on studying.

                          4. Schedule regular study time

                          Encourage your child to set aside at least two hours every day to go through their lessons. This will help them remember the lectures for the day and understand the concepts they were taught. They should be encouraged to spend more time on subjects or concepts that they do not understand.

                          5. Get help

                          Some kids find it hard to digest or absorb mathematical or scientific concepts. Ask your child if they are having difficulties with their subjects and if they would like to seek the help of a tutor. There is nothing wrong in asking for the assistance of a tutor who can explain complex subjects.

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                          6. Schedule some “downtime”

                          Your child needs to relax from time to time. During his break, you can consider bringing your child to the nearest mall or grocery store and get them a treat. You may play board games with them during their downtime. The idea is to take his mind off studying for a limited period of time.

                          7. Reward your child

                          If your child achieves their goals for the school year, you may give them a reward such as buying them the gadget they have always wanted or allowing them to vacation wherever they want. By doing this, you are telling your child that hard work does pay off.

                          Conclusion

                          You need to take the time to monitor your child’s performance in school. Your guidance is essential to helping your child realize the need to prioritize their school activities. As a parent, your ultimate goal is to expose your child to habits that will lay down the groundwork for their future success.

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