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