Dealing With a Troubled Teen

Being a parent isn’t easy. Being the parent of a teen? Well, that’s even tougher. Parents of teens have to deal with the “emotional whiplash” of caring for a kid who is experiencing the confusing and scary beginnings of their own adulthood, and whose moods and personality may seem to change in a flash. And all of this gets even tougher when your teen is troubled. The teenage years are a difficult time for just about everyone, but they’re tougher for some of us than they are for others. It’s … [Read more...]

How You Can Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

The 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Monitoring the Future study had some scary statistics for parents: One-third of all respondents (8th, 10th and 12th graders) admitted to using drugs in the last 12 months. Nearly two out of 10, or 17% of eighth graders, admitted to having tried an illicit substance at some point (not necessarily in the past year). By 10th grade, almost half, or 49%, had tried an illicit drug at least once. Even scarier is the fact that trying an … [Read more...]

When Can Kids Dress Themselves?

From what they want to eat to where they want to play, kids make interesting choices. Their creativity is especially seen when it comes to their selected fashion choices. While you might never pair polka dots with stripes, your child might see it as the coolest combination ever. Children will start expressing their fashion opinions early on, and they’ll typically want to dress themselves around the age of four. As a parent, you might want to enforce your rules and choose their outfits for … [Read more...]

How to Effectively Teach Your Kids About Electricity and Electrical Safety

Growing up without electricity was once a norm which blinded us to the dangers of exposed wires, playing with sockets, or trying to repair circuits. Over the years, we have had to learn the hard way about electricity and the safety precautions required. Our children today experience the wonders of power and the many benefits involved. However, their curiosity has made many mothers consider other alternatives that would not endanger their little ones. I once caught my niece trying to get … [Read more...]

Having A New Baby? Get Ready, Get Set, Save!

Parenthood is one of the biggest changes you’ll go through in your life. Most new parents experience a period of stress as they try to prepare for the adjustments they’ll need to make to their life and their budget. Knowing the best steps to take to prepare for parenthood’s surprising costs can boost your excitement for your upcoming bundle of joy. You have to understand the costs associated with parenthood before you can plan for them. Many first-time parents don’t know what to expect. … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Trimming With Your Toddler: 4 Safety Tips

Christmastime is filled with beloved holiday traditions, from ones that have been passed down through the generations to new rituals, such as binge-watching the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie marathons. Some of the most beloved traditions include trimming the family Christmas tree; however, if you have a toddler, you may be worried about how to do this safely. From fragile glass ornaments to detachable twinkle bulbs that can present a choking hazard, a holiday tree can present many possible … [Read more...]

How To Study When You Have a Child

Do you remember all those sleepless nights when you had been preparing for the terms exams? Can you imagine that having a child and studying simultaneously may increase the responsibility and hardship twice or thrice? Still eager to gain education and raise a kid at once? Then we have some pleasant pieces of advice for you. Maternity and high education: how to find things in common Once I visited a forum especially designed for mummies who are getting education. The stories seemed to be … [Read more...]

Addiction and Motherhood: 5 Things You Should Know

Motherhood is difficult in the best of circumstances. The transition from a single person or married couple to a parent is one fraught with anxiety and guilt as you are faced with caring for a tiny human being and raising them into a happy, productive adult. For mothers facing parenthood and drug addiction simultaneously, the odds of successfully making the transition to parenthood are slim. Here is what you need to know. The number of babies born to mothers with addiction is on the … [Read more...]