A popular playground for children is definitely the tree house. A place where a child can retreat and let its imagination run wild. Just climbing up is a challenge for the little ones! The children’s tree house can become a dream come true for little princesses, pirates or anything your child wants to be. You as parents can get inspiration from your offspring and build the dream house yourself or order a finished one. Our goal today is to give you some creative ideas and practical tips to create a great children’s tree house in the garden so you can make your children shine.

Christina Cherry

Soon the little monsters and ghosts will rattle with their chains again – Halloween is on 31 October! Buaahh. So that the monster party doesn’t mutate into a pure sugar bomb party for the little scary spirits, I’m showing three creepy healthy snacks and decoration ideas for the Halloween party today. Your kids will love the creepy do it yourselfs!

These recipes and DIY ideas work of course not only for the Halloween children’s party, but also for adults. So braid your vampire’s teeth and jump at the cool scary recipes with yelling.

Christina Cherry

Hypnokids® is so successful because children have a natural desire for new experiences and ideas. They love to discover things, are open to new things and have far less impressions, impressions and life experience than adults. Your personality is in the middle of development. Most children only need two to three sessions. First results may be visible after the first treatment. The use of Hypnokids® has been shown to produce good results on the following topics:

  • shyness
  • low self-esteem
  • phobias
  • thumb-sucking
  • crunch
  • Inner restlessness
  • school phobia
  • learning difficulties
  • concentration disorders
  • memory problems
  • Difficulties with building relationships
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • hyperactivity
  • stutter
  • anxieties
  • seclusion
  • aggressiveness
  • bed-wetting
  • nightmares
  • Eating disorders and food problems
  • social competence
  • harassment
  • Nervous Ticks
  • chew nails
  • Snapping or scribing
  • hay fever
  • dental phobia
  • and much more


First appointment for infants (5 – 7 years) An initial session for infants (5 – 7 years) usually lasts about 2 hours including preliminary talk and anamnesis and costs a flat rate of 350 CHF. In addition to the actual hypnosis session, the price also includes all case-specific preparations as well as pre- and post-talks with parents and child. The costs are to be paid in cash on site.

Christina Cherry

Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein receives a UNICEF delegation and representatives of the municipality of Ruggell. Ruggell is the first community in Liechtenstein to receive the UNICEF label “Child-friendly community”. Before the label is awarded, the UNICEF Delegates Assembly, which also meets in Ruggell, decides to set up the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

This morning, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein received a UNICEF delegation and representatives of the municipality of Ruggell. There are two reasons for this special occasion: the starting signal of the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and Ruggell is the first municipality in Liechtenstein to receive the UNCIEF label “Child-friendly municipality”. With the “Child-friendly community” initiative, UNICEF promotes the implementation of children’s rights at the community level and provides decision-makers in communities with an instrument for reviewing their programs and projects with regard to their impact on children and for increasing child-friendliness. Ruggell is the first community in Liechtenstein to receive the UNICEF process label. Hans Künzle, President of UNICEF Switzerland, presented Mrs Maria Kaiser-Eberle, the head of Ruggell’s municipality, with the award for “Child-friendly municipality” in a festive ceremony in the presence of Liechtenstein’s political VIPs and numerous other guests. Hans Künzle congratulated the community on its responsibility towards the children and young people: “I would like to express my appreciation and respect for what they have achieved in recent years for the quality of life of the children and young people, and in particular for what they will achieve in the future”.

Christina Cherry

For the 50th time, Prolit has now launched a bundled preview mailing for its publishers delivering to Prolit – currently with 68 participating publishers to over 3400 bookstores. That was the reason for today’s Sunday meeting with Prolit Managing Director Jochen Mende:

Already for 50 years there is a bundled preview dispatch with you?Jochen Mende: No – not since 50, only since 25 years – but now for the 50th time – because twice a year.

I mocked because you’ve felt that for ages. Why did you come up with the idea?

Christina Cherry

On the search for a successor for our VW T5 California we did not do ourselves easily and also the V-class of Mercedes considered. But at Volkswagen alone 3 models came into question. The California Beach, California Coast and the flagship of the California Ocean, which is also known as Hotel California. The decision was not easy for us.

baseline situation

We had our beloved VW T5 California for many years and were looking for a suitable diesel successor with Euro 6 standard to hopefully be able to drive to larger cities in the future. Last week we had an article in the Spiegel about VW stopping the delivery of the VW T6 because the nitrogen oxide values are too high. Not a good sign, but it can be fixed with a software update.

Christina Cherry

When orthodontic treatment is really necessary and what parents should bear in mind.

Like pearls arranged in even rows – ideally the teeth should stand and fit harmoniously into the jaw. But in the mouths of our offspring it usually doesn’t look that perfect. According to statistics, more than 50 percent of children and adolescents in Germany are affected by tooth and jaw malpositions. About half are congenital, other problems are homemade.

Reason for the braces

A frequent misalignment is the so-called narrow position. “There is too little space in the mouth for the permanent teeth, either because the jaw is too small or the teeth are too large. As a result, the second teeth grow crooked and nested,” says Dr. Gundi Mindermann, chairman of the Professional Association of German Orthodontists (Berufsverband der Deutschen Kieferorthopäden). Similar things can happen if milk teeth are lost prematurely due to caries, the neighboring teeth then push into the gaps and block the space for their successors. Many children also have a bite position problem: the upper and lower jaw do not fit exactly together – usually because the upper jaw protrudes further than the lower jaw. As a result, the upper incisors are in “overbite”, i.e. clearly in front of the lower incisors. If it is the other way round, orthodontists speak of a “prebite”. And also the “open bite” – a gap between the upper and lower front teeth caused by too long pacifiers or thumb sucking – still occurs frequently despite better information.

Christina Cherry

Often parents complain about their unfocused children. However, this only has something to do with a concentration disorder in a few cases. If a child prefers to continue playing with his mobile phone rather than setting the table, this is not a problem of attention.

Even if it does not hear the multiple calls of the parents. Use our Concentration checklist to find out how well your child can concentrate and whether there may be a disorder.

Does your child have problems with concentration?

Only gradually do children learn to concentrate on less exciting things such as homework or tidying up. Take our test and try to clarify what your child’s concentration looks like.

Christina Cherry

In the “Bank Statement” series, we regularly introduce people who tell us how much they earn, what they spend their money on – and how much they put on their pages each month. 40-year-old Ties from Berlin reports here.

My job

Occupation: I work as a visual artist in my studio in Berlin-Adlershof. I mainly create sculptures: from miniature sculptures to room-filling sculptures. But also installations, paintings and photographs. Many of my works are not understood at first glance, but that’s not my goal either. I want the viewer to make an effort. Recently, in the exhibition rooms of Lage-egal in Berlin, I built three columns up to 1.60 meters high out of my own household rubbish, each crowned with a white cube. I don’t always work alone, but enjoy working together with others. In the summer it’s “If Paradise is half as nice” again. Since 2013 I meet every summer with nine other artists in an abandoned building in East Germany and create new art together with the others.

Christina Cherry

Summer is over and the dark and wet season begins. With children you have to make up a small alternative plan so that you can spend a nice day even in bad weather. Here are a few ideas when the mood is on the ground:

indoor playgrounds

If it is wet and cold, but the children still want to let off steam, then indoor playgrounds are ideal. The children’s club is located in the 15th district of Vienna. Here you can find playground equipment and toys for children up to 10 years on approx. 200 m². For the very little ones there is a crawling area, for the midis an active area and for the maxis the giant tube slide is definitely a highlight.

Christina Cherry