How to make homework less stressful

Nodi goes into 1st grade next year and I’m already on panic mode. I have never been good in helping kids with their homework ( I practiced on my younger sister) I simply do not have the patience for it. Nodi has been getting some practice worksheets to do at home so I thought this would be a good way to start introducing homework and the rules that come along with it.  I have heard from numerous educators that kids that young  shouldn’t spend more than 30 minutes at a time doing their homework.

Let me just tell you, helping a 5.5 year old with his homework is a nightmare! Concentration is really short, he gets bored easily and anything, I mean anything distracts him.

If you have children who already started with homework everyday then here are 5 ways to make doing homework less stressful for you and your child.

  1. Start as you mean to go on Establish good study habits from the beginning. As your child grows, the amount and difficulty of his homework will increase.
  2. Set a time Make a regular time for homework and stick to it. If your child knows when to do her work, se will have a chance to prepare herself.
  3. Pick a place Whether at the dining table or at a desk in his room, get your child to help you choose the best spot.
  4. Limit distractions Switch off the television, turn off the radio and mute the mobile phone – your child needs to be able to give his work his full concentration.
  5. Don’t take over In the early stages you will be integrally involved in your child’s homework, but try to let him do as much as possible by himself.

Source: Junior magazine

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Color a Life Campaign

We are blessed to be born into families that love us, take care of us and who would walk the earth for us. We are blessed to give back to our parents who raised us to be the best we can be. We are blessed to be able to come home to families that are there for us always.

Close your eyes for a couple of seconds and think about your parents. Think about the love they gave you as a child, the security you felt being tucked into bed at night and the happiness that they bring into your life on a daily basis. Now, imagine  giving that same feeling and security to a little boy or girl that has been deprive of such a blessing.

Color A Life Campaign is a great initiative to help people in Kuwait embrace the idea of adopting a child. It is amazing to be able to open up your heart and home to a child that deserve nothing more than the feeling of security and love.

You can visit their website for more information.

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Miranda Kerr The Ultimate VS Baby Gift

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel and author Miranda Kerr gets a very special gift from Ellen.

How cool is that ? lol

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Food revolution day

A great initiative that will hopefully take over Kuwait. Can’t wait to learn more about it!

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How to make a rainbow

Such a fun surprise to do for the kids ❤

Photos by Lotte Stekelenburg

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Spotted: Baby Oodie in Itzy Ritzy Shopping cart cover

We loving spotting people using our products! 🙂 Oodie is using the Itzy Ritzy shopping cart cover which is a great way to protect your little one from all the germs covering the cart! 🙂

Thanks ra1photo for sharing! We love it 😉

The Itzy Ritzy shopping cart covers are available at Oleana Boutique.

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The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger

These 26 ingredient burger patties are everywhere—in your fridge, at schools and at the supermarket. Always remember nothing beats fresh, home cooked meals.

 

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