“I completely understand the need for friendship and understanding from a supportive crew of other parents,” says Dr. Hassan Alzein of Alzein Pediatrics in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn, Illinois. “Positive interaction with other children’s caretakers is important to getting through sleepless nights, toilet training, bullying, puberty and teen angst. Everyone likes to feel they are not alone in their journey and in their struggles.”
In a world consumed by technology and constant connectivity, parenting has become more complex than ever before. We find ourselves grappling with screen time battles, digital distractions, and the pressure to keep up with the latest parenting trends. It’s time to hit the pause button and rediscover the beauty of simplicity in the modern age. In this article, I will explore the concept of “Parenting Unplugged” and how it can bring back the joy, connection, and simplicity to our parenting journey.
As parents, we naturally want the best for our children, including positive and healthy friendships. However, there is a fine line between supporting our children’s social interactions and overstepping boundaries. In this article, I will explore the potential negative consequences of parents getting overly involved in their children’s friendships. By understanding the pitfalls of excessive interference, we can empower our children to navigate the complexities of friendships independently and foster their social growth.
Why is it that some adults just can’t help but crush children’s dreams – I don’t get it! Picture the scene, your six year old says they want to be an astronaut and an adult pipes up “ha, in your dreams!” – “maybe you should be a plumber, teacher, builder….something else”.
One of the most daunting aspects of going off on maternity/paternity leave, is knowing that (for most people at least) you ultimately will need to go back to work.
In some instances, there’s no need to understand how parental responsibility functions. Biological parents have a clear duty of care towards their offspring, both legally and morally – it’s as simple as that.
With the arrival of a baby comes a wonderful and life-changing experience. However, soon-to-be parents can often find themselves feeling overwhelmed with all the new knowledge they need to learn before their little one arrives. To help put your mind at ease, here are some essential things you should educate yourself on before welcoming your bundle of joy.
To inspire your children to move a bit more this winter, why not get them a gift to help with this. If you are stuck for ideas, here are a few to help you out. I’ve tried to include ideas from a range of price brackets. Things don’t always have to cost a fortune to be great gifts.