It’s important to carve out quality time to spend with your kids each day. But there are some days when that’s easier said than done!
Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world — and the one for which you might feel the least prepared.
Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent — and enjoy your kids more, too.
It should come as no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, obesity, and a lack of parental support.
Responsibility means being dependable, making good choices, and taking accountability for your actions.
A responsible citizen looks out for the well-being of others and understands we all have a part to play in making the world a better place. For a seven-year-old, responsibility might look like getting themselves ready for school, taking care of their belongings, helping with specific household chores, and looking for ways to be a helper at school and in the community.
Last week when I called my kids down for breakfast, they didn’t want to come. They had pulled out all of their stuffed animals and were completely absorbed in pretend play. So I brought up some food and listened in:
The Kindergartner: "Bad news. Every watering hole is dried up. But we must never give up!"