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Dec 082017

This is a sponsored post written by me for MindKoo. All opinions are mine alone.

As a mom, seeing smiles on my kids’ faces is a feeling like no other. I actually try to give them something to smile about every single day. Today I’ll be sharing some easy tips (that anyone can do) to raise happy kids. From paying attention to their interests to encouraging play time every day, keep reading for all the details.

Spend quality time with them!
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be overwhelming at times. We have to run to the bank, go to the supermarket, clean the house and more… but don’t forget to simply spend time with the kids doing something they enjoy. It could be coloring together and chatting. It could be listening to music together and dancing. It could be going on a nature walk and collecting treasures. It’s so important to make time every day to simply enjoy quality time with the kids – they really do appreciate it!

Pay attention to their interests!
Does your child love Hello Kitty? Is your kid a fan of anything related to superheroes? Pay attention to their interests and surprise them with unexpected little gifts. My daughter, Sophia, has been in love with cat ear headbands for a while now. She also loves playing educational games on my phone, so when I heard about the MindKoo Cat Ear Kids Headphones, I knew they would be a hit with her! They are actually a stylish gift for any kids this holiday season. I got them in the hot pink color (they’re also available in black, white, & light pink), which is always the right choice for my 6 year old daughter. Forget plain headphones or uncomfortable earbuds that always fall out… check out these adorable headphones that provide a great sound quality!

Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

This patented design actually features LED lights on the earmuffs. The box comes with the headphones, a charging cable (it connects via USB to the computer), and an instruction manual.
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

I love that the headphones include controls on them for convenient control of settings. There are actually 4 light modes:

  • Mode One: all lights on
  • Mode Two: earmuffs light on
  • Mode Three: cat ear’s light on
  • Mode Four: all lights flashing

On one side, you can control the lights.

Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

On the other side, you can easily control the power and the volume. By the way, notice the thick ear pads, which make for a very comfortable, secure listening experience. Also notice that the headband is fully adjustable so these headphones can fit my head or my 6-year-old daughter’s head comfortable without falling off.
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

I love that the battery lasts a long time. In fact, the battery will last for 5 hours of high-quality audio w/ glowing lights or 8 hours of audio-only fun.
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

Thanks to Bluetooth connection, you can enjoy wireless audio listening. You can connect it via Bluetooth to smartphones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, and more. By the way, when you’re done with them, they fod up esily so they’re perfect for on-the-go adventures. I can say that we will certainly be taking these with us on our next road trip. Let’s face it… just because the kids want to listen to cartoons during the whole ride doesn’t mean I want to. And with these headphones, I don’t have to. Sophia can listen to whatever kid’s show/movie/song she likes and I can enjoy some peace and quiet.
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

Even my 4 year old daughter can wear these comfortably.
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

Not only do these cat ear headphones look awesome, but they also provide excellent audio quality. I have high-end headphones myself and I was super impressed by the quality of the sound coming out of these babies. My daughter is absolutely smitten with me… and for good reason! Aren’t they super cool? Check them out today for listening to your favorite songs, enjoying the latest films, and playing exciting games wirelessly.
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

The cat ears really make these the cutest headphones I have ever seen. In addition to some of her other stuff, these headphones are definitely putting a smile on her face. For 35% off your purchase, please use the promo code: 72DMDJQD
Cat Ear Headphones

Cat Ear Headphones

Get silly sometimes!
As adults, we can sometimes stay a bit too serious most of the time. However, kids love it when we get down to their level and act silly. I once got on the floor with them and moved around like a silly cat- the kids absolutely loved it so much. Then they acted like different animals and we all had a blast. Don’t be serious all time… have fun with the kids!

Encourage daily play time!
I fully believe in the importance of encouraging the kids to get outdoors and play every day. Sometimes when the weather is too cold, we might limit outdoor time to only 20 minutes. However, letting them get some fresh air and run around the lawn is a great way to keep them balanced and happy in the long run.

Be a role model for them!
Another way I encourage my kids to be happy is I serve as a role model for them. That is, I strive to be happy every day. Sure, I might have issues on my mind. I might even be stressed out some days. However, it’s always possible to find the silver lining and find something that is comforting. Sometimes it might be that decadent hot chocolate. Sometimes it might be a trip to the store that cheers me up. By being happy myself every day, I am certainly teaching my daughters to do the same.

Now that I’ve shared some tips with you, I’d love to hear your opinions. Which is your favorite tip? Do you know a child that would love those Cat Ear Headphones?

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18 Responses to “Smart Tips for Raising Happy Kids”

  1. These are the cutest headphones. I love the LED lights and that they have so much cushioning for comfort. So adorable!

  2. These are the cutest earphones! I love your tips! I always try to spend time with my kids.

  3. Great tips! I agree you really have to pay attention to their interests. Some of their interest may differ from ours and that’s okay. Love them anyway. Oh and cute headphones.

  4. The number one thing that most kids want, if you ask them…they want to spend time with their parents. It’s one of the easiest things to do, and it’s free!

  5. Spending time with our children is so important. Actually paying attention to them. We do crafts, play board games and take them to different places like play center etc.

  6. These cat ear phones are just way too adorable – loving the fact that they’re pink! And yes, couldn’t agree more about spending one-on-one time with our kids!

  7. These are some great tips I think kids definitely pick a lot up from the adults around them and it helps mold them into the person they become.

  8. Those headphones are too cute! I agree, spending time with your child and knowing what interests them is very important.

  9. I agree with these tips! My niece loves attention and quality time with us. I think the cat ear headphone will be perfect for her!

  10. Cute headphones! I have learned that a little bit of real, meaningful attention goes a very long way for kids.

  11. How cute are these headphones?! A little girl’s dream and I love that they’re Bluetooth enabled so no cords. I couldn’t agree more about being a role model. So much of what our kids learn from us is caught and not taught. x

  12. Those headphones are super cute. My daughter would love to have a pair of those.

  13. This are the cutest headphones ever! My little niece would love these as a gift!

  14. These look so perfect. A great design and so functional. A real hit.

  15. Great tips! I try to play with the kids as often as I can and let them establish the guidelines for it. I love those headphones. I have a few adult friends who would like them too.

  16. Awesome tips! I think it is really important to spend quality time with the kids. It not only makes them feel loved and secure, it is very good for their emotional growth. I always give my kids lots of praise and encouragement to build their confidence and make them dream of bigger goals in life.

  17. I don’t have any kids on my own yet, but its truly a life saving knowledge for future mom out there. I always heard this money is important but spending time with your children is priceless. I truly believe on that.

  18. Couldn’t agree more on this post. Indeed spending quality time and knowing what are their interests are the key to bond more with kids.

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