A lot of parents want to make sure that their children are not only active kids, but that one day they will be active adults too. After all, their physical health is just as important as their mental health, and not only that, but the two are very closely linked. There is so much evidence […]
Even if you go into parenthood trying to be sensible about what you buy and not get overwhelmed in child-related paraphernalia, other people will buy it for you or pass it on to you.
People tell you lots of things when you are pregnant. They offer a ton of well-meaning advice and hints and tips. One of the things no one ever mentioned to me was what happens when your children are having a growth spurt. Here’s what I’ve learnt along the way.
I don’t think that anyone can ever be a perfect parent and I don’t believe in parenting experts. What I do believe though, is that as parents we become experts in our own children. That doesn’t mean we don’t get it wrong, hell, we get it wrong all the time, it just means we know our children best.
Homework is an unavoidable part of school life and while it may not be the most exciting activity for your child, you can help to make it more enjoyable by using some simple strategies and by encouraging the right mind set.
When entering the world of parenthood, your world changes completely. Some, parents choose to become stay-at-home parents, some try to work from home and stay with their children and others head back into the world of work.
Each ‘option’ comes with its highs and lows, positives and negatives.
Does it really matter? If you think about your own childhood, that of your parents, or even others you may know, you can easily attribute a particular character trait, view or personality element to how that person was parented. You may catch yourself saying “well, I’m like that because…”.
As mothers we often try and be everything to everyone all of the time: the perfect mother, the perfect wife or girlfriend, the perfect employee or businesswoman, the perfect friend, the perfect colleague, the perfect daughter, the perfect neighbour, and so on. How do you keep those plates spinning?