Our tips for a relaxed Christmas

Christmas with children is magical. With children, you feel the magic of Christmas so much more intensely! But it can also change from magical to chaotic very quickly. How to make Christmas with kids meaningful and as stress-free as possible is shown in our collected holiday tips: 1. The presents The...

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Setting boundaries in everyday family life

There are these standard phrases I grew up with: “Children need limits” or even “Children test their limits”. There are consequences for overstepping boundaries – which is often an euphemism for punishment. But is that still in line with the times? Everyday family life...

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Rainbow family – what does it mean?

Families come in many forms. The most-known variation is the „mother-father-child“ construct, also known as the classic family model. But there are many other forms: Single-parent families, patchwork families, adoptive and foster families and rainbow families. First things first: every kind of family...

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Tips for a successful start to primary school

While the summer holidays have just started in some federal states, they are already coming to an end in others. The new school year begins and a new generation of first graders starts school. For every child, the transition to primary school is an important milestone. But it also comes with uncertainties...

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Spending a nice and peaceful christmas time with children

Christmas is just around the corner. For children this time is magical: writing a wishlist, waiting for Santa Claus, baking cookies and the exciting question what presents there will be under the tree. For parents on the other hand this time can be quite stressful. There is so much to do! So much...

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Getting through winter with children without infections

„Autumn is here…“ And with autumn the time has come for infections like colds, influenza or RSV-infections. Especially children take home these illnesses from daycare or school. But what can you do to prevent those infections? 1. Nutrition A balanced diet is something important at all times. The better...

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2022: New benefits within care

In July of 2021 the Bundestag has decided on a new Care Reform Act. The first regulations already came into effect, the majority will follow on the first of January 2022. The corresponding law provides financial relief for residents of nursery homes and the better payment of nursing staff, among other...

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How do I encourage my child’s motivation to read?

Each year the “Medienpädagogische Forschungsverbund Südwest“ conducts a survey within children and youths regarding their media behavior. The last survey (KIM– and JIM-Studie)  from 2020 implies that the reading behavior hasn’t significantly changed within the last few years, but that the reading...

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Return to standart time – Becoming unbalanced?

When the clocks go back by one hour to CET (Central European Time) next weekend, we will be “gifted” one hour (although it was also taken away from us in the spring). This change will nevertheless affect the well-being of many people. According to a Forsa- survey, comissioned by the DAK...

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Driving in older age- How do I talk to my parents?

The desire of driving a car by yourself doesn’t go away with old age. It is an important sign of being autonomic and independent. To refrain from driving would mean a great sacrifice regarding independency especially for older people and the admission: I am old for real. And who would like to admit...

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Our tips for a relaxed Christmas

Setting boundaries in everyday family life

Rainbow family – what does it mean?

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