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What to Know About Hiring Exotic Animals for Your Child's Birthday Party

It can be a challenge to come up with fun birthday ideas as your children get older. If you have a child who loves animals, reptiles, snakes, and bugs, then it might be a good idea to have exotic animals at their party. This can provide an entertaining activity for all of the kids to partake in. Before you put a deposit down on a local show, let’s talk a bit about what you should know about hiring exotic animals for your child’s birthday party. Make Sure to Hire a Reputable Show It's best to hire professional exotic animal educators rather than having a friend stop by with a few of their pets. You want to have a professional on hand who knows what to do when many people are around the animals. Hiring an amateur with poorly trained animals can result in accidents, like bites . This is the last thing you want to occur at a birthday party for children. Look for reviews from past customers, and ask about the animal handler's experience. There is a Small Risk of Disease Sev

3 Major Social Skills Parents Must Teach Their Kids

There are so many different things that children must be taught as they grow up. We teach them how to walk, talk, use the bathroom, feed themselves, and read. There are some other life skills that we need to focus on as well that will ensure our kids have the social skills necessary to be successful and to have friends throughout their lives. Here are three major social skills that parents must teach their kids. Don't Fear Rejection Sometimes you meet someone, and you hit it off right away. There are other times when you talk a bit with someone, only to find that you really aren’t hitting it off with that person. You don’t want to fear rejection and not talk to someone in the first place, so teach your children that it’s ok not to get along with everyone. The important thing is that you take that leap and introduce yourself to someone in the first place. What Not to Say There will be times when your child sees someone out in public who is different from him or her. There

How Can I Help My Child Be Safe on a Bicycle?

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many children. Before your child takes off, you need to equip them with the knowledge and tools to keep them safe. Here are three primary ways that you can help your child to be safe on a bicycle. Make Helmets Mandatory A properly fitting bike helmet is literally a lifesaver. Helmets protect the head in the event of falls, absorbing the force of the impact and shielding the brain. This protection is especially important for young children with brains that are still developing. Wearing a helmet at all times while on a bike is a black and white issue. As a parent, you must show no room for negotiation on this rule. This means that you need to model safe behavior by also wearing a helmet. If you have a bad crash while wearing the helmet, you will need to replace the unit. Use the Sidewalk When Possible Sidewalks are there to be used. Using a sidewalk instead of the road can drastically reduce the risks your child faces when on a bi