By Shivani Vora The New York Times Fri., Oct. 5, 2018 Adults-only vacations for parents appear to be growing in popularity. Expedia recently reported that social media posts about child-free trips doubled in the past year. Travel Leaders Group, which represents 50,000 travel agents in North America, reports an upsurge in adults-only travel — in particular romantic trips, getaways with friends and parents travelling with adult children. Sales of river cruising within the network, predominantly an adults-only vacation option, is expanding by double digits, according to a company spokesperson. A Farmhouse Getaway Jonathan Knudsen, a hospitality executive from Westchester County in New York, is one of the increasing number of adults who enjoys trips where children aren’t allowed: He and his wife have been to Twin Farms, an adults-only property in Barnard, Vermont, three times. The father of two young boys said he appreciates an occasional child-free … [Read more...] about These getaways for grown-ups allow you to ditch the kids
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source Disney / Pixar When Disney launches its Netflix competitor in 2019, the Mouse House will pull its A-list movies and TV shows from Netflix. New research shows that most Netflix subscribers who have young children, who will likely be most affected by the change, have no idea Disney content will be removed. However, that doesn’t mean they will cancel their subscriptions, likely because Netflix has made a big push to produce its own Netflix originals for kids. For months, media insiders have chattered about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, particularly what effect it will have on Netflix. But new research shows most Netflix subscribers have no idea change is coming and that Disney will pull its marquee content from the streaming pioneer. Since September, Disney has released a bunch of details about the upcoming service, which will be “family” oriented (no R-rated … [Read more...] about Most Netflix subscribers with young kids have no idea Disney content will get pulled off the service
Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more parenting stories and videosNEW YORK: It is normal for toddlers to go through a picky eating phase, but experts say parents can help them learn to handle new sensations and avoid a battle of wills.Hildy S Lipner, chief of paediatric speech pathology at Joseph M Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey, said that by the time she sees children with picky eating problems, they are usually between 18 months and three years old, and already have their patterns well established.While those patterns reflect children’s different temperaments, they may also go back to the way parents and children navigated that normally picky toddler phase.So at six months or so, which is when the American Academy of Paediatrics recommends introducing solid foods into a baby’s diet, parents should be aware that babies are already establishing habits. “The best time to transition kids as you go up the textural … [Read more...] about How to deal with the ‘picky eating’ phase of your toddler
Regine Velasquez, Marian Rivera give tips for feeding picky eaters MANILA, Philippines — Are you a parent or a guardian of a child who is a picky eater? Worry not because Kapuso actresses Regine Velasquez and Marian Rivera are also like you. In separate press conferences, Regine and Marian revealed some tricks they do to make their children eat healthy. Regine: Mix and introduce slowly Related video: Regine shares how she teaches Nate to eat healthy “He is a picky eater talaga,” Regine said of her son, Nate, during their recent launch as new Jollibee endorsers. Before Nate has learned to obey Regine in eating vegetables, there used to be a time when she had to hide vegetables in his food. “Pwede mo namang dayain eh. ‘Pag buo ‘yung kanin nila tapos ‘yung meat nandyan, gawin mo i-osterize mo ‘yung vegetable, ilagay mo sa kanin, ‘Anak, fried rice ‘yan!’” Regine shared. … [Read more...] about Regine Velasquez, Marian Rivera give tips for feeding picky eaters
By Casey Seidenberg The Washington Post Tues., April 3, 2018 Yes, feeding children can be challenging. They can be picky eaters. They may start rejecting foods they once loved or feel too afraid to try new ones. They may refuse vegetables and insist that ketchup tops everything. All these behaviours are normal, yet as parents, there are right ways and wrong ways to respond. We can help our kids push through these periods with healthy habits intact, or we can lead them toward overeating, emotional eating or picky eating through the way we handle food. I spoke with Dina Rose, a sociologist, parent educator and author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, about creating and nurturing healthy relationships with food. Rose explained to me that “when parents are really heavily focused on their kids such as ‘how can I get my kid to eat this’ or on the food such as ‘what can I cook that … [Read more...] about Parental feeding styles can have consequences for kids, which type is yours?