Please enjoy the following guest post with advice for parents about surviving the turbulent teen years.
We can agree that each stage of parenting has its ups and downs. The multiple night wakings and feedings, toddler tantrums, diaper changes, and back-to-school blues are now behind you. However, another drastic period that is about to happen is your child going through teenage years. You might be wondering about some of the following questions. Why does the teenage stage cause so much worry and trouble? Does it necessarily have to? Can you do something to understand your kids better? If you are, then good for you. It is always good practice to ask questions, research parenting resources, and be willing to learn. That's why we created a parent's guide to surviving the teen years to help you understand the significant change your children are going through. Enjoy reading!
Please enjoy the following guest post with advice for foster families about creating a containing morning routine for your children.
Jennifer Scott is a single mom who writes about the ups and downs of her mental illness on SpiritFinder.org. The blog serves as both a source of information for people with mental illness and a forum where those living with anxiety and depression can come together to discuss their experiences. Based in Philadelphia, she enjoys traveling, working with animals, and seeking out new friendships and adventures.
Foster families don’t always experience the holidays in the same ways that non-foster families do. For one, foster children come from numerous backgrounds and may have their own holiday traditions to which they previously adhered. Furthermore, the holidays can be a very stressful time with higher rates of depression and anxiety. While helping your foster family get through the holidays takes a personalized approach, a helpful tool one can utilize is a steady morning routine that helps reduce the amount of stress everyone in the household experiences. Here are some tips courtesy of Love After Kids to help you put together a great morning routine.
Please enjoy the following guest post with tips for moving with children during a school year.
If moving with children wasn’t difficult enough, try doing that during the school year. Depending on the ages of your kids, it could go both ways. If they are younger, perhaps they will not be as affected by this change. For the kids that have already been in school for a while, this could pose a challenge. They are not only being removed from their home but also from everything they know. And a lot of resistance may come from the fact that they are leaving their friends behind. If you prepare well and ahead of time following our tips for moving with children during a school year, you might just get out of the process unscathed.
Enjoy the following guest post on helping your kids cope with divorce.
Ashley Taylor is a freelance writer, photographer, and advocate for people with disabilities. She created DisabledParents.org to provide information and resources to other parents with disabilities. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
It goes without saying that divorce can have a significant and lasting impact on children. Helping a child cope with the experience of one of their parents moving out, who won’t be there daily or be involved as much as they used to be, is traumatic. But there are ways you can work to maintain a quality of life and to strengthen the bonds with the child. Love After Kids explains how.
Please enjoy the following guest post about teaching your kids about responsibility with chores.
Teaching your kids responsibilities is very important for many reasons. By giving them chores, you will teach them valuable skills while at the same time making them feel helpful. If you are not sure how to start teaching them these important lessons, here is our age-by-age guide to chores and responsibilities for kids.
You will be surprised how much your kids are capable of and how much they can contribute, even if they are just toddlers. However, keep in mind that every child is different and matures at a different pace. Therefore, you should consider various factors, not only age, when determining which chore is suitable for your kids.
Please enjoy the following guest post about helping your kids to cultivate responsibility.
As parents, you have seen some scenarios where kids offer themselves to help their parents do chores or witness a kid walk an older adult across the street, hoping your children will be those children. It is not impossible to imagine that their instincts to do well for others and themselves will take them far in life. But how does a kid without these instincts obtain the same skills? How do we convey the value of responsibility and guide our children to be reliable and conscientious? The most effective way to do this is by motivating your kids to learn and grow responsibly. So here are eight ways you can try for your child.
Please enjoy the following guest post with tips about healthy habits for personal growth.
Briana is a finance and lifestyle writer from Austin with interests in financial health and housing. When she’s not at her desk you can find her hiking with her dog, Miko, or enjoying a good book.
Your overall well-being is about more than nutrition and physical health, and wellness goals should support mental, emotional, and spiritual growth, too. Taking steps to reduce your daily stress and prioritize your needs can have huge impacts on your confidence, health, and happiness.
Here are some healthy habits that can help you realize your full potential.
Please enjoy the following guest post about helping kids adapt and thrive in two homes after separation or divorce.
Separation and divorce are hard, especially on children. They don't understand why one parent is leaving, and they often feel it's their fault. Unfortunately, this feeling of guilt and abandonment can easily trigger anxiety and depression in children. All these negative feelings can lead to revolt and anger. This is the reason why children have a hard time adjusting to moving between two houses. They often feel as if they don't belong in one of them. That's why we need to make them feel loved and welcome in both homes. So, here is an ultimate guide on helping children thrive in two homes after separation or divorce. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, and let's begin!
Please enjoy the following guest post about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle for your family.
Gladine Manual is a consultant at Mediclick PH - a one-stop online shop for healthcare needs. She helps provide digital solutions to the changing business needs of Mediclick PH. She loves anything related to wellness and new health technologies. She is an occasional contributor of healthy lifestyle articles.
Family health is a very important aspect of life that needs your all-out attention. Having a family is more than just obligations and responsibilities, but it's also learning how to prioritize every member’s overall wellbeing. Family health isn't just inclined towards physical health, but it also goes for mental and emotional health.
So many kids become prone to diabetes and other serious health risks at such an early age because of poor habits and lifestyle choices. By prioritizing the health of your family, you're also encouraging them to aim for the best outcome for their lives. In the following, we'll be discussing everything you need to know on how to have a healthy life for you and your family.
Please enjoy the following guest post about navigating the challenges that moving for a job can pose for a family.
Janet Currier is a mom of two with a passion for writing articles for various websites. Over the years, she has learned a lot about being a parent and how children think and feel. In her spare time, Janet spends time tending to her garden and reading up on childhood education.
Having to relocate for work can be stressful for anyone. When it involves leaving your family behind, it surely is a bitter-sweet moment. No matter how excited one might be to have a new professional opportunity, moving away from family for a job is never a fully joyous occasion. Both the ones leaving and staying behind will experience a mix of emotions and a lot of guilt. However, depending on a plethora of circumstances, it doesn't need to be entirely negative. A family can get through this rough patch with some easy steps and a lot of positivity.