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
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).
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 most worrisome aspects of having a baby is the thought of how much it is going to cost you to raise a child. Where possible, make sure you have … [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, regardless of how old your child (or children) are when you return, you are going to experience something completely new; working when you have kids. There is … [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 a range of the different ways in which you can influence your child. While you will have to work hard to achieve a goal like this, you will be able to … [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 something a bit more beneficial. And while it might be difficult at the very outset, it will benefit everyone in the long run. So, what hobbies … [Read more...] about Get Your Kids Off Their Phones!