3 secrets that rocking horse makers should know to increase sales

I’ve been buying and selling rocking horses for well over a decade.

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3 secrets that make a rocking horse sell for more money

I’ve been buying and selling wood rocking horses for well over a decade. 

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How To Make Self-Care the Norm for Your Children

We often refer to “the good old days” as a time in the past when we believe life was better. With frequent and increasing exposure to significant stressors ranging anywhere from school shootings to cyberbullying, to unreasonable loads of schoolwork, it makes us yearn for those simpler times for our children.

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Why Bullies Do What They Do And What Adults Can Do

Bullying is a damaging type of behavior that harms both the victim and the perpetrator. Anyone in any setting may be bullied, but certain children are more at risk than others. These include children with special needs, those perceived as being LGBT, or those who are viewed in some way as different or weaker. Bullying can lead to an increased risk of mental illness and suicide, so targeting this issue is important. In order to better prevent and fight against it, it is important to understand what is behind bullying behaviors.

Why Bullies Do What They Do

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The Dos and Don’ts of Kid Birthday Parties

Kid birthday parties can be fun or they can take a wrong turn. That is why it is essential to plan your kid’s birthday party carefully and cover as many aspects as possible. Think about the food, entertainment, venues, and so on and put everything on paper. To help you with the planning, here are some important dos and don’ts for kid birthday parties that you should keep in mind.

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How To Teach Our Children About Modesty And True Self-Confidence

“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can all agree that teaching kids how to be self-confident is one of the most important tasks a parent can have. However, confidence is not the same as arrogance, and arrogance leads to total disregard for other people’s opinions, ungratefulness, materialism and selfishness. When we notice that kind of behavior in our kids, it is time to add a dose of modesty to that equation. Teaching the kids to be modest will not diminish their confidence. On the contrary, it will give them a perspective about what true confidence is.
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Teach by Example

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Simple Activities To Mend A Selfish Child Into A Thankful One

We live in the age of commercialization of pretty much everything. Sure, this may sound like just being grumpy, but this is simply not the case. Greed and blind ambition have become all but institutionalized and it is only logical that our children will once again become the ultimate victims.

How many children’s birthdays have you been to where this perfectly nice and well-behaved child turned into a Gimme! Gimme! Little monster? Have you recently talked to a child who understood that the holiday season was not about the sweets and the presents?

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Ways to Make Your Kids Fall in Love with Reading

Just as the internet has opened up a whole new, unprecedentedly vast world of information to us, some other trends have made it unfashionable to read. People have grown allergic to anything longer than a couple of sentences. New tech is moving away from text and towards icons that make many of us think we are going back to the age of hieroglyphics. Books are being made into movies at an insane rate and no one even bothers to read the originals anymore.
Discover the wonders of reading
There are exceptions, but it feels that children are systematically being discouraged from reading. You will probably agree that this is the worst thing this bibliophobic culture has done. Luckily, there are still a few things parents can do to help their children discover the wonders of reading.

Start as early as possible

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Young Children and Nature: Outdoor Play Helps Improve Kids’ Thinking Skills

Even though most of today’s parents grew up playing outside all messy and happy, the concept of modern overprotective parenthood led to the strange prohibition and control when it comes to playing outdoors for kids nowadays. There’s definitely no reason for that since the parks and playgrounds are safer than ever for an innocent child’s play and specially designed for children to have fun. What’s more, there are various possibilities for parents to be around and relax comfortably while they pay attention to their kids. Playing outside does a lot of good for child’s cognitive and physical development and therefore they should be allowed and encouraged to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
The Influence of Playing Outdoors on The Development of Child’s Thinking Skills

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How to Support Children’s Self-Esteem

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes in it to drain it dry. – Alvin Price

A study published in 2016 edition of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that children’s self-esteem is already established by the age of five. This is why it is important to start developing children positive view of self early on, before they start attending kindergarten. From our point of view, the challenges children face are rather easy, but try to remember your first day at school, the insecurities about making new friends, the fear that you will do something wrong on the gym class, etc. Self-confidence is their tool for coming out as winners from those situations, and our task as parents is to provide them with that tool.

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Tips For Parents to Boost Your Child’s Brain Activity

Spending time with your kids and participating in their play time can turn into something more than quality fun. With careful nudges and motivating games, parents can do a lot when it comes to training their children’s brains and influencing their social, logical and creative development.
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Children’s Toys Can Influence Their Career Choices

Childhood was the time when playing and going to school were everything. That moment when the bell rang signaling the end of school and allowed us to go play was priceless. Each friend contributed their bit – a race car, a Barbie, Playmobil, a set of tools, etc. Who does not remember their favorite toy? Despite having spent much of our childhood with these hobbies, not many of us have decided that our profession has to be related to that. However, some warn that gender toys may affect the decision of children when choosing their future careers, especially when careers in science are concerned.

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5 Magical Benefits of Educational Toy Play

Children learn about the world around them through experience from a very young age. They listen, observe, remember and imitate others, but it is also important for them to play with different toys. Give them one, and just watch the magic happen.

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Infant Baptism: A Major Event In A Child’s Life

A baptism is an important milestone in a Christian’s life. Some denominations allow infant and adult baptisms, some don’t, but the odds are that any Christians entering their new lives as parents will have to start planning out their child’s spiritual path as well as their physical path.

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Make Your Own Baby Food the Easy Way

Reading food labels is becoming an increasingly complicated endeavor. Half the ingredients read like a foreign tongue and could make a spelling bee champion’s cranium implode. In truth, most people have no idea what they are eating on a regular basis.

If you want to avoid subjecting your baby to meals concocted in some far-off chemistry lab, you may wish to make your own baby food at home. Yes, preparing healthy, additive-free meals for your little one is easier than you may think.

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