65 Reward Ideas for Kids (And brain-science explained)

Parenting isn’t all that hard.

(Sarcasm incoming!)

There’s really nothing to it except:

  • Keeping your child alive
  • Making sure they’re properly fed
  • Getting them enough sleep
  • Helping them do well in school
  • Teaching them to be good, moral people

You know. Just those couple of little things.

And when it comes to getting your child to do, or not do, the things you need them to on their way to becoming fully-functioning and healthy adults, you often need a two-pronged approach.

You can use rewards, and you can use punishments or consequences.

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30+ Essential Statistics About Fathers in 2020

You might have guessed from the name of my blog, but I think dads are super important.

And it’s not just me! The science and data backs me up pretty well.

So if you’re looking for some fatherhood statistics that show why dads matter, or just some interesting facts and data on the impact of fathers, look no further.

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I tried Artkive to organize my toddler’s art (Honest Review)

Artkive box review

Any parent of a toddler who goes to school knows this problem well:

The absolutely endless influx of artwork that enters your house on a daily basis.

Yes, it’s cute! It’s adorable! It’s a piece of history!

It’s also incredibly annoying when the pile starts to take over entire rooms in your house.

I’ve written before about some different storage solutions for this particular problem, but there was one, in particular, I really wanted to try first hand:

The Artkive box — It’s a box you fill up with your kid’s art and send off in the mail. A few weeks later, you’ll get a professionally bound book filled with photos of the art. Much easier to store!

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35 Fun Activities to Do with Your Toddler At Home

Toddler activities for home

You’re not really a parent to a toddler until you’ve thought:

“What the heck am I supposed to do with my kid all day?”

The easiest ways to keep a toddler busy and wear them out usually involve going outside. Going to parks, riding bikes, playing in the yard, etc.

But what if you’re stuck inside with a toddler? What are the best toddler activities you can do at home?

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9+ Ways to Be a Better Dad According to Science

Dads matter.

You probably already knew that, and so did I.

But don’t take it from me. Because the science on the subject is clear as day.

Children with good, loving, actively involved fathers have better outcomes in life.

They:

  • Have healthier relationships
  • Make more money & have more career success
  • Have less psychological problems
  • And often have higher IQs than their peers

That’s not to denigrate single mothers! Or lesbian couples! And it doesn’t doom kids who grow up without a father for one reason or another.

But if you’re alive and well, you owe it to your kids to be the best possible father you can be.

The question is: How exactly can you be a better dad?

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Isla (Brother or Sister)

Your life gets turned upside down and inside out when you have kids. (in a good way.) But no matter how joyous the occasion is, it’s still full of responsibility and decisions.

One of the most significant choices you’ll make is what to name your new baby.

Choosing a name for your baby that you love, and that is a good fit is essential. And when you have more than one child, you also want to make sure the name you pick sounds good with your other kids’ names.

People spend hours trying to decide on names for their children. Deciding on a name that also works well with sibling names can become challenging, with so many choices to sift through online.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a girl named Isla.

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Avery (Brother or Sister)

Having kids takes a lot of adapting. You have all sorts of things you need to figure out and decide. One of the biggest is choosing a name for your baby.

You want to find a name that’s a perfect fit for your baby. But, when you have other children, you also want to make sure everything sounds well together. It’s a lot easier to call for your kids when their names can simply roll off the tongue smoothly.

People already devote tons of hours looking for the perfect names for their kids. It can become overwhelming when you’re also trying to make sure all the different names sound good together.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a child named Avery.

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Remy (Brother or Sister)

If you already have children, you know all the different things you need to figure out when adding a member to the family. And when you’re expecting baby number two (or three, or four, or more), those things grow exponentially.

Even picking a name for your new bundle of joy comes with more challenges. Because now, it’s not just about how the name fits your baby, but how it sounds with your other kids’ names.

Since people can easily spend hours and hours searching for the perfect baby name, finding an excellent sibling name adds significantly to your time. You certainly don’t want to run out of steam halfway through your search and simply settle for something that sounds okay.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a child named Remy.

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Luna (Brother or Sister)

Having a new baby changes your life forever, and it also takes a lot of work (but it’s so worth it).

You need to put together a nursery, gather supplies, and, of course, decide on a name for your new addition.

Finding a name you love is always a priority, but you also want to make sure it suits your baby. And when you have multiple children, you also want to ensure the name you choose sounds good when you say it with your other kids’ names.

You can easily spend hours looking for the perfect baby name. Therefore, finding one to fit well with sibling names can take you considerably longer.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a girl named Luna.

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Jogging Stroller vs Regular Stroller Explained for New Parents

As new parents are sitting in the hospital holding their precious newborn, it may feel like time and the world is standing still. However, very quickly after the newness starts to wear off and the adjustment to life with a child begins, parents are figuring out how to manage life on the go with a baby.

As this transition happens, a house often becomes filled with all the items needed to transport a baby, including car seats, baby carriers, and of course a stroller.

Nearly every family with at least one child aged 4 and under has a stroller in their home, and often more than one. There are literally hundreds of different stroller options out there!

For physically active families, a jogging stroller is usually considered as an option, but is it a must have?

How do you even know if you are buying a jogging stroller vs a regular stroller? Do only avid runners use jog strollers? Someone help explain!

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When Do Babies Get Easier? (Month by Month Guide)

When do babies get easier?

This question usually comes from new parents who are tired, stressed, and did we mention tired?

So, the first thing you need to hear is “Don’t worry – they do get easier.”

I won’t ever forget the distress I felt when I asked that question of older parents. I was looking down at my two-year-old and twin babies, all stuffed in a triplet stroller so we could safely leave the house, only to be told, “Oh, it never gets easier, you just have different problems at different ages.”

I heartily disagree. There are different problems of different ages, but you don’t have to face them in a state of sleep-deprivation to a creature that can’t live without you for more than a few minutes.

So let’s break it down: Does babies get easier at 3 months? 6 months? Do babies get easier after one year?

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Weston (Brother or Sister)

Expecting another child is an exciting and busy time. It’s full of all sorts of emotions, questions, and to-dos. One of the biggest things you’ll want to decide is what to name your baby.

However, when you have more than one child, you end up with some extra things to think about.

You need to find a name for your baby that you love. But you also likely want to ensure it sounds good when you say it with the siblings’ names.

You can search for hours to find the perfect name for your baby. However, if you also want to make sure it sounds right with your other kids’ names, it adds to the pressure.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a boy named Weston.

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Jackson (Brother or Sister)

Congratulations! You’re expecting a baby, and you’re ready to start checking things off your baby’s to-do list. The biggest thing you’re probably thinking about is what to name your new baby.

But when you have more than one child, choosing a name becomes more challenging. You not only want to find a name that fits your baby but sounds good with their sibling or siblings.

However, finding the perfect baby name already can take lots of time. People search Google for hours, and looking for a name that fits with the sibling names makes it even more challenging. 

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a boy named Jackson.

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Nora (Brother or Sister)

When you have kids, life takes on a whole new meaning. You have all sorts of things you need to figure out and questions you must answer.

Choosing the right names for your children is a big part of the equation.

You want to pick a name for your child that’s a great fit. But, with multiple children, you also need to listen to how all of their names sound together. You want to make sure they all roll off the tongue easily when you say them one behind the other.

People already spend tons of time trying to find names for their kids. You can easily go for hours sifting through name after name, but it can become overwhelming.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a girl named Nora.

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50 Perfect Sibling Names for Owen (Brother or Sister)

If you’re having another baby, you already have a good idea of what you need to do to welcome your new addition. But finding the best name for your child is always a huge decision.

But when you have more than one kid, you have a few extra things to consider. Not only do you want to find a name that fits your baby, but you want it to work well with your other kids’ names.

Finding a name that works well with your baby’s new siblings adds an extra challenge to the decision. People already spend hours searching for the best baby names, and this can make it take longer.

That’s why I’ve decided to start compiling a series of The Best Sibling Names. Now, you’ll have one easy place to look to find name options that will mesh well with your existing child.

Without any further ado, here are the best sibling names for a boy named Owen.

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