Undeniably, having kids is a lot of fun. But every parent also knows that parenthood comes with a whole lot of unexpected surprises and messiness.
You are up early, it is time to drop off the kids at school! Start your engine, prepare the breakfast, pack the bags and take the most suitable route possible. As a work at home mum or dad, someone has to take responsibility. Find the positive in the drop-off. You’re taking control and showing your kids responsibility and good time management.
Negativity is one of the easiest ways for people to kill friendships. If you are excessively negative and give off bad vibes to those around you, you should expect for your network of friends to dwindle very quickly. Asserting your negative energy and allowing it to encompass all that you do is never beneficial.
Kids never want to go to bed early and then it is impossible to wake them up the next morning. It is always a battle to get them to bed at the right time: Suddenly, they are not tired, they are hungry, want to play more, ask for another fairytale or for another cartoon episode. Well, we have the strategy for you so that you will win the bedtime battle with your younger kids and older ones.
Unfortunately, there are many relationships where the two parties involved just should not be together. People cope with stress and problems differently, and sometimes this can culminate into relationships that are not only dysfunctional but also scarily abusive. Many people hear the term abusive and think it directly translates to the term “punch” or “hit” or “shove”. However, while these terms are indicative of physical abuse, there are other forms of abuse to be wary of as well.
Not every child of a famous parent grows up realizing they are the offspring of a bona fide celebrity. In fact, some had no idea whatsoever until they were made aware of their mom or dad's fame in some truly memorable ways. Both angelic and troublesome celebrity kids react the same way when they find out their parents are famous: with shock and awe. It's something of a testament to how they were raised.
Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of How to Raise an Adult says that, “By making them do chores — taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry — they realize they have to do the work of life in order to be part of life."
As a parent, one of the most exciting milestones that you will watch your children achieve is going to school for the first time. Whether it is preschool, pre-K, or first grade, it is always exciting to watch your little one still into the classroom with their adorable outfit and chubby fingers clenched tightly around their lunchbox. You are so excited for all of the educational opportunities and lessons that will be provided for your child in the classroom. But, there are a few things that as a parent, you should teach your children before they even start school.
Dan is a father of 3 who has a strong passion for DIY projects. He recently finished revamping his bedroom using furniture he flipped and loves sharing his tips and tricks online!