Please enjoy the following guest post with advice on how to help your kids deal with big life changes.
Even though big (and small) life changes are inevitable, this doesn't make them easier for our children to manage. Children thrive on structure and stability. Therefore, changes like a move because of a better job, new school, divorce, or welcoming a new baby to the family are scary. However, with time, everything becomes more comfortable, manageable, and a little less scary. It's a well-known fact that kids need extra support during transition times. So, we created a list of strategies to help kids cope with big life changes. We hope this article helps you become more aware of what to do and how to ease the transition to your kiddoes.
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.