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Tips On Finding A Cubby House Online

If you’re not up to date on what a cubby house is, they’re the new version of the old children’s playhouse that some of us used to have growing up. They are a little more dressed up and fancy, but serve the same general purpose as in the past, they’re a safe place for your children to play and develop child behavior skills without a lot of parental supervision. They go in your yard, which should be fenced, away from busy streets and intersections, and don’t have a lot of dangers associated with them, they offer peace of mind for the parents.

For the child, they are a world of imagination that can be a house, cabin in the woods, inside of a boat, a fort, or any other make-believe location from some TV show, book, or movie that your children have ever watched or read. A kid can play millions of different games with his friends and neighbors in his cubby house without having to worry about making a mess, or being too loud in the house, because it’s not in the house. This goes for the parents as well, the kids aren’t shouting, screaming, and playing loudly in your house, they are outside, and that goes for all the mess they want to make as well.

kids having funWhen deciding a good place to build your cubby, take into consideration the dangers of placing it to close to a busy road or intersection, and you never want it anywhere near a path where strange people will be walking by, it should be fairly close to your house so you can keep an eye on it, as your children play. Plus, your children should have quick and easy access to it anytime they want to play without having to bother you at the same time. An added bonus would be to locate it near a living room or kitchen window so you can monitor it as you cook or wash dishes and not be bothered by your children running underfoot.

When looking to buy a cubby house online, one merely needs to do an online search for “prefab cubby house”or “cubby house kits”and you’ll find a wide variety of plans, designs, sizes and construction materials available. Keep in mind that growing children may abandon the child’s toy in favor of their first real car, so take that into consideration when looking at the price. A family with several children should probably invest in a higher quality playhouse, made to last quite a few more years, and withstand the elements, to accommodate all of the different children. And, a larger house will be able to be used by the children as they grow older, whereas a tiny house, with low ceilings and small doorways will be outgrown much sooner.

The tips above should get you well on your way to getting your play house online. The pre-fab kids cubby house kits can be assembled by a couple of people in a week end, then you can relax and let your kids be kids, while you watch from the comfort of your lawn chairs.

How To Teach Kids The Right Lessons In Life

A Weekly Reward

In today’s society we see that there is a lot of issues involving children. Many people are saying that the kids today have no sense of responsibility. They say that their behavior has gotten out of control and they worry about a future where these irresponsible kids gain control. These same people will tell you that as children they were taught respect, politeness and proper manners. All of the important qualities that children should have are absent with the modern generation of children. Is what they say true?

rewards ideas for childrenUnfortunately, a lot of what they say is true. Who is to blame for this drastic change in our children? Once again, you will find these same people stating that is television, the Internet, the violent video games. These are the reasons for the bad attitudes of our children today. They are spoiled. They are selfish. They get everything they want without having to work for it. While comments like these may be true of the kids today in a general sense, it definitely does not apply to all children. What these kids need are some good child development tools.

There are children out there who do have respect for others, who do work for what they want, who understand that we all need to contribute if we want a happy family, a happy society. The difference between these children and the others boils down to just one thing. These kids that have a good attitude do so because of their parents. Their parents realize that they are responsible to teach and train the children and they do just that.

When you examine the difference between these two groups of kids you can plainly see which group has a responsible parent behind it and which group does not. These are obviously general observations and it is acknowledged that there are exceptions to every stated rule. Let’s take for example the attitude of working for what you want.

example of kids chore chartA responsible parent understands the principle of not allowing your children to have the attitude of “I deserve it” or “You made me, therefore you should give me all that I want”. A responsible parent will introduce an attitude of “If you want something then you need to work for it”. They usually do this by means of a chore chart. From a very young age children can be trained to do various household chores. These chores when accomplished are usually rewarded with a tool like a reward chart for kids With many parents they provide their kids a weekly allowance if their chores are done. If the chores are ignored then there is no weekly reward.