Reading aloud every day to your child is a great start in inspiring a love of books, (I read to my babies from around age 4 months or earlier) but don’t let the fun stop once the last page is turned … let the stories inspire some creative activities, discussions, food and fun. Try one of these out!
It's not easy at all, but it is possible to heal, it is possible to survive, and it is possible to thrive after divorce. I asked some of the experts whose podcasts, research and articles helped me move forward to offer their best piece of advice. I'm so excited to share with you what they have kindly sent me! I hope it helps you and your kids as much as it helped me.
If you've gone through a breakup and have children it's likely that you'll find yourself faced with the question "How do I deal with my ex?" The two main areas many of us struggle with in dealing with our ex are communicating well and resolving conflicts. Are there better ways to do it? Regardless of how the other parent acts, can our behaviour be the key?
Our strengths can overcome our weaknesses. This fact has become more of a focus in psychology research in recent years. Discovering and building on peoples’ strengths (or your own) is a powerful tool in parenting too. It’s a fantastic way to encourage a positive self-image, hope and optimism for the future, and a sense of purpose. Read the full article to discover the two ways you can apply a strengths focus to parenting.
The adolescent years have a bad reputation for turning our sweet little children into hormonally driven, impulsive, lazy, moody teens, but--according to new research--the tween and teen years are really a time we can be excited about.