Wednesday, 23 September 2015

How To Keep Little Ones Occupied & Happy


My daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me because there is nothing like becoming a parent. I know all parents say that, so it has become a bit of a cliché. But, it is a cliché for a reason! Still, there are times when we don’t always see eye to eye. Recently, I have been trying my hardest to keep her as happy as possible without being a pushover. After all, isn’t that my job? So, I have come up with a few things that I would like to share. Hopefully, it might help other parents out there and soon to be parents!

Get Out The House

What I have come to realise is that we start to clash when we are in the house for an extended period. There is only so much for her to do in the house, and not enough room for the two of us! So, I like to get us out of the house as much as possible. Obviously, when kids are at school, it is not a problem. But, during the holidays it becomes more important to have days out with kids, so they don’t get bored. A simple trip to the shops is enough to break the day up and a good way to spend quality time with one another.

Treat Them Once In Awhile

Again, I don’t want to spoil my little girl. The problem is when you become a parent you cannot help give them what they want. Over time, you start to tone it down for the good of their upbringing, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still treat them from time to time. A surprise gift or present is the best way to keep them happy. The best thing is it can be anything from the latest video game to a new bike or even a packet of sweets. I try and reward my little girl when she has done something positive, and she deserves a treat.

Cooking And Baking

I love cooking with my daughter because it is a great way to bond and spend time together. More importantly, it teaches her a lot about life. For one thing, she will be a fine cook when she gets older, so there will be no TV dinners for her at University! And, another benefit is that it fine tunes her metal mathematic skills, as well as her ability to follow instructions. Plus, preparing a full meal can take anywhere from forty minutes to a couple of hours.

Make Your Own Games

What I love about this method is that it encourages my daughter to make the most from very little. Kids have great imaginations, so they should be encouraged to use them whenever possible. By making up games, you can stretch it out for as long as possible. And, they can use their creative thinking to come up with rules and regulations that they find funny and enjoyable.

When it comes to keeping your little ones occupied, it can be the hardest job in the world. However, I have found that by being proactive I can keep my daughter fully engaged and focused.

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