Parenting is TOUGH. You worry about how to correct and discipline your children if they do something wrong. We worry about instilling good behaviors and raising them in the best possible way we know. Mom and dad are the most common caretakers. There are others who assist with raising our children - grandparents, relatives, daycare providers - but at the end of the day, it's our job, our responsibility. We don't want our kids growing up thinking all we do is scold them when they do something wrong, so you need to be sure you balance the … [Read more...] about Finding the Balance to Parent with Love and Discipline
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).
For those of us who have trouble keeping up with the generation names and ages - Generation Z is the newest generation to be named and these individuals were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 5 and 25 years old and compromise nearly 74 million in total in the United States. There are many things that can endanger our kids in today’s world. It isn’t always easy to monitor their actions all the time. They go out with their friends, are at school, and let us not forget the extracurricular activity clubs which means that you … [Read more...] about Keep Your Generation Z Kids Safe!
Your teenager stomps through the house after school and locks their bedroom room for the evening once again. You wish you knew what was running through their mind as they waltzed around the house in their usual moody fashion. When your kids were growing up you always wanted them to be happy and you prioritized staying healthy. Recently, you think the mental health of your teenager has taken a turn for the worse, as they don’t seem to be engaging in conversation with you anymore. Instead of worrying it’s time to figure out the problem and find a … [Read more...] about How to Show Kindness and Compassion for Moody Teens
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 safe. In this article, we are going to look at three considerations that you as a parent might have when your child starts learning to drive. As … [Read more...] about 3 Considerations When Your Child Is Learning to Drive
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 become more of an individual right from the get-go. There’s nothing wrong with a child that likes to play by themselves, but get to the heart of … [Read more...] about Helping Your Child Come Out of Their Shell
Picture the following: it’s late on Sunday morning, and your teen is still in bed. You want them to get on with their day and use it wisely, but they’re intent on remaining in the sack for as long as possible, sometimes sleeping until the afternoon if necessary. For a parent, this can be a little disconcerting. Why would you teen want to sleep so much? Don’t they want to make productive use of their time? Unfortunately, this is a very “adult” way of looking at the problem. We imagine that teens have the same priorities as us and want to … [Read more...] about The Real Reason Your Teen Is So Disruptive
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 that theirs is a life of poverty and drudgery devoid of any benefits. But there’s really no need to shackle yourself to this stereotype. There’s … [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. 1. College College is an admirable goal, but it’s not right for every student. A solid trade school can teach your child how to be successful and might be a better … [Read more...] about 7 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Teen