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Summer+Sun=Shades!

The sun is really bright during those hot summer months. The sun is actually closer to us in the summer, that is why the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the rays are more dangerous. We all know it is important to protect our kids with hats, sunblock, and clothing with SPF and UPF protection. Did you also know that it is important to protect your kids eyes from the harsh rays of the sun?

A lot of people think that sunglasses just protect us from the glare of the sun, making it easier to see outside. But they also protect us from the harmful rays that can damage our eyes. This is an important issue amongst us all, not just adults. Sometimes we see kids with sunglasses on and we think, “oh how adorable” or “wow their parents must have money to burn.” But the fact is that they are a necessary tool for sun protection. While everyone likes to be stylish, they also serve a greater purpose.

Here at The Boy’s Store we worry about the well-being of our customers. So we are here to offer you items that will help you protect your boys from the suns harmful rays, including sunglasses. We even offer sunglasses that are easy on the budget.

Boys’ Rockabilly Sunglasses by Appaman: These boys wayfarer glasses are incredibly cool looking, but they also offer 100% UV protection with UV400 protection. So not only are they stylish and cool, they also protect; the best feature of all is they are only $9.

Teeny Tiny Optics “Joe” Boys Sunglasses: These wrap around sun shades offer 100% UV protection to our younger boys. Ages 2-4 will find this especially useful. They are only $9 and they will help protect them all summer long.

Boys’ Keith Sunglasses by Teeny Tiny Optics: This cool flame shades feature cool graphics but they also feature 100% protection from UV rays. They are also impact resistant, because, well, BOYS. At only $9 they are truly a steal.

Backyard Camping

Summer is a great time to unplug and unwind. The days are long, the nights are short, and so is our time with our kids. It can be difficult to find activities that do not cost a lot of money, especially when we consider how long the summer beak lasts. Thats why it is great to find fun outdoor activities that do not cost money, but they still give us the chance to get outside and interact with our kids.

Backyard camping is a fun and inexpensive activity for the summer. You can create a world of adventure with just a few items.

Tent

blankets or sleeping bags

food

campfire or firepit

flashlights

With just a few items you can create a world of enchantment. Tell stories around the fire, share a meal, a treat, and enjoy each others company. Leave all of the devices in the house and enjoy your time together without the distractions of modern life.

Looking for something sweet for your treat? Check out this amazing idea for amores from Butter With a Side of Bread. You will not be disappointed.

Mom Hacks: Kids That Listen

Listening. That almost seems like a mom’s wishlist. It can be difficult, nay impossible sometimes to get your kids to pay attention to you, let alone actually listen and hear what you want them to do. With young kids I find it is even more difficult. My toddler is especially hard, but my 5 year old who usually listens well has recently begun regressing in the “paying attention” area.

Every child is different and it can be so hard to find what works fro every child. What works for one of my kids does not work for another one of my kids. So I have learned to pick and choose my battles and to pay attention to my child’s specific needs.

Another tool I have found useful is changing the way I speak and listen as well. As an adult I don’t enjoy being told what to do, I like being told why I am doing something. So when I speak to my children I try to remember they are not inferior, they are not robots, they are people. They also happen to be smaller versions of me. So I keep in mind my own temperament when I try to address issues with them.

All of this can be hard to do when you are pressed for time, tired, or frustrated yourself. So Let’s remember to take a step-back and breathe. There are some fabulous strategies and tips on Youtube from Child Specialists. Try checking them out as well and adding what works for you and your family.

Here are a few great Youtube Channels:

Dana Obleman What to do when kids won’t listen

Ted Talks How to Get Kids to Listen  

Debbie Zeichner Gentle Tips for Getting Kids to Listen