You're going to be reading about a lot of different photography techniques in the coming months (years?) and before I even start sharing those with you I want to share what I consider to be the most important bit of information I know: Never do ANYTHING because someone says you "should" do it.
There will be a lot of different tips, tricks, and techniques that may help you improve your everyday photos. Some will resonate with you, others won't. Ideas having to do with children obviously aren't going to mean much to people who don't, for whatever reason, have children in their lives. You may find some techniques come naturally to you and are fun to work with while others are uncomfortable and you can't quite make them work. Still others may never get past the page--you may read them and think it's a total pile of dog doo for your taste in photography. That's fine.
As with everything in life, try some, keep some, discard some, and go on your merry way.
You may even decide you have no desire to do any of the stuff I talk about--that's really a great thing to know. Now you can look at your photos and say, "that was so much fun--I love how much fun I had taking those." Now, though, you know for sure you love the photos you take exactly the way they are and you have no desire to do it any differently.