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
Having kids is great, but when you are busy, it is easy to find yourself saying “not right now” and “maybe later.” Kids grow up fast, so making time for them, and bonding with them is important. You can also help them grow and teach them more whilst you spend valuable time together. Here are some ways that can help you find the time to spend with your kids and how you can make it meaningful: 1) Find Common Ground Whilst kids are young, they will appreciate all of your participation and you can help to teach them and guide them. As they … [Read more...] about 3 Great Ways to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids
New grandmother here and this has been one of my biggest concerns since little Amelia was born. Because let's just get totally real here, I would snuggle that little girl and never let her go - if her parents would let me! To put the icing on the cake, we are expecting grandbaby #2 in February 2021! So this grandma and grandpa are super excited about the prospect of having a set of grandkids to spoil! Whether you are parenting your grandchild for a night, or you are assisting in raising the child, it’s important to know how to parent … [Read more...] about How to “Parent” as a Grandparent
Each of my three children can answer this for me - because it is something I have constantly instilled in them since the day they were born - a happy and fulfilling life. The life that you create for your children is going to be the way that they’re defined. Everything you do as a parent isn’t going to mold their life. The way they behave, the job they want to do, how they are around other people. We as adults are such a big influence on children’s lives, but it’s not just us who have an impact on them. It could be school teachers, soccer … [Read more...] about What Life Do You Want For Your Kids?
If there has been one constant that I have told my children over and over, it is that all I wish for them is to be confident in their abilities, that they have the power to do and be anything that they desire, and my only wish is that they have a happy and healthy life. Most parents want their children to boast a level of self-confidence. This doesn’t mean they have to be the center of attention, especially if they have a naturally reserved personality. Nonetheless, being comfortable in their skin is an essential ingredient in the recipe for … [Read more...] about Teaching Confidence in Children
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
The modern world seems to be pulling us in nine directions at once. One person says this, and another contradicts it. Articles come out all the time that seem to say the opposite of what was announced two months ago. All this is confusing and can make life more difficult. We do not know which way to turn and what is best for our children. The truth is that there is no right answer to being a Mom, wife, friend, relative, anything. Every person is different and what works for one is in no way guaranteed to work for another. The best thing … [Read more...] about How To Be a Self-Assured Mom
Our elder parents and grandparents are often by themselves and vulnerable in many situations, which leaves family members worried about their safety. The same is true of our children who may arrive home from school before we arrive home from work, or are walking home or going to a friend's house. There are a variety of products on the market that an elderly family member can wear to call for emergency assistance or to notify first-responders in the case of an emergency, but most come with a cost. Not always a great option for our elderly … [Read more...] about Safe365 FREE App to Keep Track of Those You Love