Thursday, September 23

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Dressing up your child for European Winters
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Dressing up your child for European Winters

Oh, the dark and gloomy days are already around the corner, the temperatures are dropping down to near zero and the heaters at home are switched on. All you want is to be warm and cozy and the same applies to your child too. Cozy baby = happy baby = relaxed parent! If you are worried and wondering if you have dressed your child appropriately for the winters, worry no more! We have got you totally covered. Here is the perfect guide for dressing up your child in Winter. You just need to keep in mind, one simple rule....LAYERS ! Why layer up? It is any day better to use layers than one single thick pullover. Layering enables heat to get trapped between them, thereby making it more effective to keep your child warm. Moreover, any time the temperatures rise or your child gets too ...
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Indoor Activities to keep your kids engaged and enhance their skills!

All said and done, the optimists see this positive outcome of the whole Coronavirus situation: you get to spend more time with your kids. After the initial few days of making up for lost bonding time, it can be quite difficult to keep kids especially toddlers up and about. What makes it worse is that outdoor activity is restricted. And for some families, screen time is strictly controlled.A quick google search will give you tons of ideas to keep your kids entertained and occupied. However, here’s a quick list of ideas to help you get going. 1. Podcasts If you are one of those who prefer to avoid screen time as much as possible, podcasts can be your next best friend. Below are links to help you step into the world of kiddie podcasts. Podcasts for kids NY TimesAudible Stories 1...
Child Care Allowance (Kindergeld), Germany
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Child Care Allowance (Kindergeld), Germany

If you are living in Germany with children, here’s one more reason to smile :) . You are entitled to Kindergeld, a monthly monetary benefit to help with the costs of raising a child. Who is eligible? Either parent is eligible to receive this amount until the child is 18, and in the below cases until the child is 25. If your child is unemployed and registered as a job-seeker with an Employment Agency.If your child is in education or training.If your child is in education and has a part-time job in addition.If your child has a disability and cannot support themselves (no age limit). How much do I get? The Kindergeld or child benefit is provided by the Family Benefits Office (Familienkasse) at the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur fur arbeit). As of today...