Now that I have kids of my own, I have come to appreciate the delicate balance of discipline and affection that my father had to maintain in handling us, his own children. Fathers have their special parenting challenges that are different from mothers.[Read more…] about Lessons I Learned From My Father About Parenting
Millennial dads came when the world wasn’t looking. Yes, at their current age range, most millennials have become parents to Generation Alpha kids. While mothers of any generation take naturally to child-rearing and bonding (we carried them in our wombs for nine months, after all,) dads, in general, do not have this inherent ability.[Read more…] about Millennial Dads: How To Strengthen The Bond Between You And Your Child
Being a new parent is challenging on so many levels. Physically, you have to be up and with the baby all the time, and if you’re the mom, you’re still recovering from childbirth. Mentally, you need to be stable under stress and adjust to the idea of having a kid.
Financially, you have to buy baby necessities and equipment which can end up costing a lot of money. People can’t really help on the first two fronts, but they can aid new parents with actually practical gifts that they’ll love and use every day. If you want to help new parents adjust to their little one, definitely add these items to the gift list.[Read more…] about Gifts That Are Actually Useful for New Parents
When our loved ones get older, it’s hard to see their physical and mental abilities deteriorate. With many of us preferring our senior loved ones to stay at home in their final years, it’s important that they are well looked after and cared for. With that in mind, here are five ways to help senior family members age independently.[Read more…] about 5 Ways to Help Senior Family Members Age Independently
As teachers transition from college to the classroom, they use the information they obtained in those college classes to inspire their students. Often, their exuberance can be felt as they pour the information out into the willing sponge-matter of each child.
But after a few years in the educational system, teachers may find the excitement dims, and they need to be mentally rejuvenated. Continuing education and teacher professional development can do that and more. Here are four reasons teachers need to take continuing education classes. [Read more…] about 4 Reasons Teachers Need Continuing Education
Raising a child with special needs places high demands on a parent’s mental faculties. Often, the intense level of attention required by a child with special needs can lead parents to neglect their own care. However, focusing all efforts on a child can do more harm than good. Parents can use mindfulness practices as helpful tools to address their own emotional needs and be better primed to attune to those of their children.[Read more…] about Mindfulness to Ease the Stress of Raising a Child with Special Needs