A weekend alone with the kids can have several revelations.
First, the tactic of forcing kids to do what you want them to, doesn’t really work. Creating a scenario or a make up fairy tale does the job very well. Role playing seems to grab the attention of children and they will almost do anything you want them to, well, to get the story going.
Second, the use of technology to monitor your kids is a must these days. “ManyThing” app to monitor your kids by using your iPad and iPhone is God sent. It also helps to put those aging iPads to good use. After all, being spoilt by Retina display makes older screens very difficult to adjust to. Monitoring live feeds of your kids while they are sleeping keeps you at ease. This negates the need to investigate every little sound that we hear.
Well, the parenting continues and it is about injecting fun and technology to caring for your kids. And no, it is not about giving them iPad games which can be addictive and counter productive.