What to do if you’re considering becoming a stay-at-home parent

What to do if you’re considering becoming a stay-at-home parent

Kids grow up fast. One minute they’re crawling and very dependent on you, the next they are already independent and have a life of their own. Some parents don’t want to miss any of the developmental milestones of their children. As hard as it may seem, some give up their career to be a full-time parent. They believe that personally taking care of their kids are way more important that their jobs. If you’re weighing on giving up your job to be a full-time parent, you should come fully prepared before making this decision. Being a stay-at-home parent is certainly not a walk in the park. Before taking the big leap, here’s what you should do first: Know Your Timeline and Make a Plan Jumping into a stay-at-home parent is like going into a war; you should never go unprepared nor unarmed. Start by making a plan first. How long will you be staying as a stay-at-home parent? Is it only for the meantime that your toddler is growing up or will...
How to make the most of your kids’ summer vacation

How to make the most of your kids’ summer vacation

Summer is the perfect time for fun and new adventures with your family. Your kids’ summer vacation should have an excellent balance of family time, fun, relaxation, and new adventures. Here’s how to make the most of the two months of school-free time: Keep Weaving in Some Education Summer learning loss is a real thing. If your child’s brain isn’t stimulated and learning new things over the summer, there’s a good chance she’ll forget some of what she’s already learned and will start the new school year a step behind. It’s crucial to keep your kids ahead of the game and ready for the start of school by continuing their education over the summer. The good news is that you can do this in fun ways to avoid moans and groans when you mention anything about learning. Take your kids to a hands-on children’s museum or out to explore wildlife and plantlife in the woods behind your home. Let them create a daily journal full of their summer...
How to talk to your children about drugs?

How to talk to your children about drugs?

If I say children don’t abuse drugs, it would be a white lie! For parents, it’s really hard to believe or accept that their preteens could be using drugs underage. But, we’ve some stats that’ll put you on alert. A 2015 report revealed that over 8% of 8th grader reported using bootleg drugs. Marijuana, as well as readily available inhalants and over-the-counter drugs, are popular among middle schoolers. Surprising, but true! Concerned? You must be! The best news! Research shows that children who frequently hear from their parents about the risks associated with drugs are less likely to use them. It suggests you should immediately initiate a drug talk with your children, possibly, before they start with preschool. Here’s how to begin: Discuss The Risks In Age-Appropriate Language Don’t enounce hard-to-understand names of drugs before your little ones. Instead, focus on common things children already know. Point out how drugs hurt our...

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