If you go to practically any restaurant in the UK or Europe you’ll notice one thing, that the portions of food and the plates they serve them on are absolutely huge. This, more than anything else, is one of the reasons that scientists say that we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic the likes of which we’ve never seen and why children, more than any other group, are suffering from problems associated with it.
It’s bad enough waking up after too little sleep as an adult. The scratchy eyes, feeling irritable and just wanting to crawl back into a nice warm bed and you understand what’s making you feel that way. For young children they experience just the same and don’t know why they feel that way – small wonder then that tantrums will not be far away if they have had too little sleep. Do you need any other reason to make sure they get enough of the “s” stuff? Just to make the point here are a few other really important reasons that underline how good sleep means good growing.
Well, it all depends on who you are decorating the room for. If you are planning a decor theme that starts your portfolio bid to become the next Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen or Anouska Hempel. From a child’s perspective the classic design no no won’t matter one jot so if that’s what they want then you should go ahead and use your next dining room make over to kick start your portfolio.
So how should you tackle the issue of colour schemes for a Little Princess or your Young Prince’s room? Try Googling your question (other search engines are available) and you will get the usual invitations to spend, spend and spend a bit more. Of course you will need to be spending money; that goes with saying as far as kids are concerned but a few moments thinking about the issue might be worth it.
Ask any child psychologist and they will tell you that a child needs to have their own personal space in their home, a sanctuary if you will, and a place that they can call their own. If you have several children and they are sharing bedrooms this becomes even more important. Thus, one of the best things that you can do for them, especially the younger ones, is to give them some type of Playhouse.
When I was growing up practically every Mother’s Day or Father’s Day I used to ask my parents “when is children’s day?” My mother, who was a wonderful woman, would always answer “every day is children’s day”. This answer of course was not exactly the one I wanted to hear but I resigned myself to my birthday and Christmas being the ‘best’ day for children (my criteria a little biased, I will admit).
Now that spring has returned to practically every part of the UK many folks are engaging in that perennial English favourite past-time; spring cleaning. After a long winter it’s always a great idea to throw open all the windows, take a broom to those dusty old rugs and get rid of stuff that’s taking up space in all the cupboards, cabinets, attics and garages.
The average person sleeps 8 hours a day. That’s exactly one third of their life that they spend in their bed. For children the time spent in bed is even longer and, in many ways, more important. A growing child needs at least 8 hours if not more to regenerate after a long day, develop into an intelligent and thoughtful human being and mature as well as possible. It is for this reason that a bed is one of their most important pieces of furniture.
Do your children have problems with falling to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night? If they do it’s possible that the reason is their diet. In fact, diet is the number one cause of sleep problems among children and controlling what they eat, especially around bedtime, is vital if you want them to be able to get the sleep that they need in order to learn and grow at a normal rate.
There are few things more important I this world than good friends. Friends can pick you up when you’re feeling down, lend you a shoulder to cry on when things go bad, help you up when need a hand and they’ve got your back if you get in a scrape. They are there to celebrate the milestones in your life and the best stick with you through thick and thin.
In today’s fast paced world, it is important that not only a parent has their own sanctuary, but also their child, read on to find out the benefits of a child having their own bedroom.
Any parent can tell you a horror story about trying to get their child to sleep. Whether this is the odd night or a more long standing problem, sleeping issues can be one of the most disruptive things in a household.
So it will come as no surprise to parents that there is growing awareness of the true benefits of comfortable and regular sleep for children. According to the Sleep Council ………