React or Respond
Do we sometimes react to our children's behavior instead of responding and assisting them? We all do it so don't freak out, read this guide and try to remember to respond like this, LOL.
Daily Routines help life be much easier!
Set up what your day will look like, including tasks, appointments, errands, etc. (Make notes and reminders on your phone to help you stay organized)
Plan the night before what you will be making for lunch and dinner, it is easier and you don't have to go crazy over what to make in a rush.
Have your morning routine ready: breakfast, clothes ready, lunches packed, book bags by door, coffee brewing! I always set up the night before to make sure my morning is a breeze.
After school routine ready: Snacks, homework, chores, playing, sports, TV, pet duties. Make sure when your kids gets home he/she knows what they have to do before dinner and bedtime.
Night routine ready: Dinner, shower, teeth clean, reading stories, family time, etc. Always have your kids know what the night consists of so they can go to bed early and get a goodnight's rest.
Parent time routine: Make some time for you and your partner to relax, watch TV, wine and cheese time, rest and plan again for the next day!
In life we must have some type of routine to follow, it is healthy for the kids and for parents to stay on task without the chaos!
Parenting can be very difficult and complex many times.....
Being a parent is hard work and apparently not for everyone, some people cannot handle the responsibility that comes with parenting!
It is a full-time job, full-time meaning forever and ever! Even when kids grow up, we are still helping and worrying! Little kids little problems, big kids big problems! (that's a saying I have heard) LOL.
Us as parents have to channel our children in the right direction! We have to take their personalities and characteristics to shape them and bring out the best in them! Teach them love, trust, respect and kindness, so they are good human beings!
Spend time with them, play with them, let them know you love them, and always be there for them!
Children depend on us, we are their caretakers in this world! We have to gear up with energy and strength for them!
I know we get stressed and exhausted with daily parenting but we must go on and be positive. They are blessings and mini pieces of us, we can change what we did not do in life through them, we can learn through them, we can grow with them!
So always find ways to engage with your child and connect with them more, we must enjoy them at the moment the most we can before they grow up and become more independent!
Be happy being a parent and embrace yourself and your loved ones, Parenthood is a wonderful thing!