Teenagers are challenging but it can also be a fun time in both of your lives. Your kids are getting older and wiser and it may be easier to connect with them on a different level.
However, they might also be feeling confused or frustrated and in their own world. Raising teens isn’t easy but there are top tips that can help ensure a successful journey and outcome. Remember to always be respectful and approachable so you can create a deeper bond with your teen and build trust in your relationship.
One of the worst parts of parenting has to be the constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy. It can be a never-ending and thankless task, and more often than not, as soon as you have finished, you are back to square one. It is a huge challenge to keep children’s bedrooms and playrooms tidy. Encouraging them to tidy their mess or tidy up after themselves once they are done playing for the day can be tricky. Little and often will keep the clean up easier, but how can you encourage your children to help you keep their rooms tidy?
Prior to the pandemic, homeschooling was something that a few people did, but wasn’t the norm. Most just accepted the system of going into school and learning that way. Until last year and everything changed. Schools were forced to close and everyone was suddenly in the position to homeschool their children. This showed many families just how beneficial homeschooling can be not just for the children themselves, but also for the family as a whole. Here are a few reasons why homeschooling benefits your family…
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Your son or daughter heading off to college is a real milestone in life. So many emotions are swirling around, it can be difficult to know what to do to help them make the transition. After all, if you try and micromanage every aspect of their life, you’ll be sending them off without any of the real skills they need to be able to live independently. Yet you still want to give them any support you can to help with the transition. This support could be emotional, logistical or even financial.
So how can you make the transition from high school kid to college freshman, that little bit easier for both of you?
Whether you’ve always been hyper-organized or didn’t really mind the sight of a few dishes in the sink, once you’ve had kids you may begin to ask yourself, is there such a thing as a clean house after all? With a to-do list that is never-ending, home maintenance probably falls at the bottom of your schedule, and there isn’t always enough time in the day to get everything done.
However, there are still things you can do to keep your home in top shape while raising a family – you just have to be a bit more creative in your approach. Here’s how you can get started!
At some point or another, almost everyone succumbs to a frightening reality that they have issues that need addressing as soon as possible. Many hurdles
in life are thrown at us but it isn’t the fact that we have problems that is the, well, problem, but it’s how we deal with them.
There is no shame in finding yourself in a situation where you need help, identified by missing work, spending money you don’t have, or getting into trouble with the law. We are all human and we all make mistakes, but it is learning from those mistakes that most people struggle with.