It’s a rite of passage that everyone has to go through, and it’s something that many parents get very worried about indeed. That is easy to understand, as learning to drive is the kind of thing that can be dangerous. Of course, with the right instructor, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about, but nonetheless it is something that you might want to think about if you are keen to keep your child … [Read more...] about 3 Considerations When Your Child Is Learning to Drive
Parenting Survival Tips
Let's face it - these kids were not born with a owner's manual to tell you how to fix a broken heart, or deal with attitude. Parenting is hard work, and not for the faint of heart.
No matter what you might be facing, if we've been through it, you will find our thoughts on the matter or tips from the experts (because we were too busy hiding in the closet with the chocolate and the wine to deal).
Every child is different and according to how they grow up, they will develop a personality that reflects their experiences. A child that is a little different from the rest of the kids at school, the neighborhood or family and friends, is nothing to be alarmed about. Many children will develop their own way in the beginning so don’t worry too much. However, it's good parenting to help your child … [Read more...] about Helping Your Child Come Out of Their Shell
Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. But for at least 11 million all over the country, it’s a path that is walked alone. If you’re a newly single parent, you’re likely grappling with a combination of emotions while also trying to manage the emotional tenor of your household. It’s an unfortunate fact that single parents have something of an image problem. We’ve been conditioned to believe … [Read more...] about Newly Single Parent? Your Life is Just Beginning!
Most teens are itching to break free from parental control. They’re desperate to flex their independence and prove that they’re capable yet they’re still too young to really know what they’re doing. Being a good parent means guiding them to a safe harbor. You have to help them understand the world. Here are seven conversations you need to have with your teenager. Photo by Stanley … [Read more...] about 7 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Teen
Falling pregnant can be one of those most exciting times of your life, or perhaps one of the most daunting if it has come as a surprise. Whether you were expecting it or not, the prospect of a baby’s arrival can be overwhelming, so preparation is key. There is plenty you can do to prepare, and by following these steps you will soon feel ready to bring your baby into the world. Saving One of the … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for a Baby
In life B.C. (before children), I had a career that I enjoyed as a secretary, doing a job that I loved. But when it was time for a family, taking some time off was a natural thing for me to want to do. Whether it is a couple of months to a couple of years (which I needed to do with the birth of my sons), we all know what we want and need when it comes to returning to work. Either way, … [Read more...] about Working Moms: How To Make Your Return After a Baby Less Stressful
A healthy child should always be surrounding by a wide range of positive influences. The people around your little ones as they grow up will always impact their lives, shaping the personality which comes out at the end of it. Of course, as a parent, you will want to be the biggest example of this for your kids, giving you loads of work to do. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring … [Read more...] about How To Be A Positive Influence On Your Children
Every parent is concerned that their child isn't developing enough, or learning enough, but is it to do with their academic skills, or what they do outside of school? When we're trying to implement a change in lifestyle for our kids, hobbies are one of the key areas to focus on. If your children have hobbies that consist of them sitting around, staring at their phone, it might be time to introduce … [Read more...] about Get Your Kids Off Their Phones!
When I was a young girl growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I honestly did not see much in the way of a future for myself other than being a housewife if I stayed there. I didn't want to live my life in the same place from birth to death. I wanted to travel the world, experience everything that I could, meet new people. My mom, step-dad, and grandparents all supported my dreams and told me to … [Read more...] about Why Parents Should Help Kids Focus on Turning Their Dreams Into Reality
Have you recently begun to feel a little down? Do you no longer love who you are or how you look? The fact is that we all go through periods like these where we lose our way and have a small dip in confidence. Do you hate feeling like you're not the same person you once were? Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. Did you know that 80% of parents feel the same way? Personally speaking, I've been feeling … [Read more...] about Reasons You’ve Lost Your Mojo & How To Get It Back
Every parenting guide on the planet will tell you that love is the foundation of success, and there’s no argument against that fact. However, it would be naïve to think that this is the only key element to consider. To give your son or daughter the very best start in life, you’ll need to do so much more. A number of seemingly external matters can hold a huge influence on the family dynamic. Here … [Read more...] about Love Isn’t All You Need to Be a Brilliant Mom
Realize The Need For A Talk About Drinking Many parents find talking to their kids about certain topics to be difficult, especially with older children who are about ready to go to college. This includes alcohol consumption but more particularly, alcohol abuse and the effects of alcoholism. Your child may try to avoid the discussion, and you may be unsure of how to proceed. However, considering … [Read more...] about Talking to Your Teen About Drinking