Before becoming a mom, there are probably a few things that you never imagined yourself saying. And then you become a mom and find yourself in complete shock when you end up saying these very things. Here are some things I thought I’d never say until I became a mom, that is!
One of the learning abilities that many children have a hard time with is memorizing. Here are some memory games that will help your child build crucial memory skills.
Teaching Your Child How They Can Avoid Being Kidnapped
No parent every wants to think about their child being kidnapped, but all parents do want to keep their child safe. As a parent, it is important that your child knows all about the dangers of being kidnapped. Kids are very trusting and extremely vulnerable, so they need to know what steps they can take to prevent an abduction.
How to Handle Young Children Who Overeat
If you have young children there are many things to think about when it comes to being healthy. Sometimes you may be a little concerned with a child that seems to be overeating. The stomach of a young child is only about the size of their clenched fist, so if your child is eating a lot more than that, you may need to step in.
How To Deal with Your Child Stealing
It is a moment all parent would dread- catching your child stealing something. It is not uncommon at all, but of course you don’t want it to happen. You will first need to figure out why they stole and then figure out how to deal with the situation. Above all stay calm and you can get through this.Younger kids sometimes steal just because they want something and don’t really think about it. This can be part of their development that is not complete yet. You need to explain that stealing is never acceptable and you do not approve of this behavior.
Talking about Abstinence and Pregnancy with Your Teenager
Start out your conversation with this meme…because Ryan Gosling helps ease into a conversation a tad easier.
One of the hardest talks that parents need to have with their teenager is the one about sex and abstinence. It really isn’t something that is hard to talk about but it is really more awkward than anything else. Here is how you can talk about abstinence and pregnancy with your teenager. Um, awkward!
We have all heard that parents need to present a united front when dealing with their kids. This is easier said than done. Each person was raised differently and may have different ideas about raising children. Here are some ways to help parents come together.
Begin with some ground rules. If one parent has to make a discipline decision, the other parent, even if they privately disagree, should always back up the other parent. Discuss it later, but don’t disagree in front of the kids.
Everybody texts nowadays, and it seems like a quick and easy tool for communication. If you have a teen you know that they will respond faster when you text them. Texting seems safe and secure, right? The truth is that they are a lot of sneaky ways that teens can text about things you would not really want them to. How can you know what is really going on?
There are a lot of good reasons for a high school student to get a part time job, but there are also some drawbacks. You need to start off by having a serious conversation with your teen about working while going to school.
If your student comes to you and wants to get a job, find out why. Is it something they really want to do, or are they just looking for spending money? Is money tight in the household, or do they have something specific they want to save up for?
Oh how teens love to text! Communication with our teens is critical during this stage in their lives and if we can get through to them even slightly, I think we can claim success. Albeit challenging at times (ok, most of the time), sometimes we need to get on THEIR level in order to communicate with those little sweetie pies especially when they are out with friends. You just don’t know what they could be up to and that is why checking in on them isn’t necessarily a bad thing.