No one will know how it is to walk in your shoes. Some may experience one or two things in their life which have had a huge impact on them but at the end of the day they can move on with the help of friends and family, which would be — if you would compare it to a shoe — a sneaker. Just bought it and a bit hard at first, might get one or two blisters, but after wearing them in they are comfortable and fit like a glove. Which is what everybody wants: an easy stroll through life with a shoe that is comfortable and efficient in many ways.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed about the struggles associated with raising a child by yourself. However, there is no need to freak out and let the stress get the best of you. When you try these parenting tips for single parents, you will suddenly feel like a weight has been lifted.
Today, my son began talking about his upcoming school year, mentioning things such as who would his homeroom teacher be, what friends would be in his homeroom, and so on. He then said he hated school last year. Perhaps if he said this before August 12, it might have gone over my head. We have all said "I hate this," or "I hate that" as if it were no big thing. But today, it chilled me to the bone, sounding like nails down a chalkboard. I interrupted and said, "Please don't say hate so easily. You don't really hate those things. It takes a lot to hate, and it's such a strong word, so please try not saying it like you just did."
I knew that they were responsible.
Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular these days, and with homeschool groups and meet-ups in many areas, a lot of the former social building issues have disappeared. It is now a lot easier to both homeschool and ensures your child is getting a full and enriching social life. However, there are many aspects of homeschooling which still need some improvement. One of these is physical education.
When I read several months back that a total solar eclipse would happen at the end of the summer, I discussed briefly with my girlfriend Mary that we should take a trip into the 100% zone. We live in Connecticut, a 70% zone. Unfortunately, camps and life got in the way this summer, but to be honest, we forgot.
Raising teenagers isn't always fun and games. There are several times when you might want to pull your hair out because they are questioning your authority, asking for more independence, and acting out. Also, in the digital age, it is difficult to raise teenagers since you need to monitor their phone and computer to make sure they're not being bullied or using technology inappropriately. It can be a struggle successfully raising teens but these tips for raising teenagers will make your life easier. You will be able to ensure your children are safe and still have a close relationship with them.
Growing up in the 90s was a fun time! I miss the good old days of playing with the infamous Skip-It toy and eating Sodalicious fruit snacks—boy… those were the days! I grew up in a simpler time, where we had dial-up internet instead of Wifi, and VHSs instead of DVDs.
My house is dirty. Yes, I know. You're all thinking, "Surely not so much. Mine is much worse. Etc, etc." But believe me, it is dirty. At first glance, it does not look like it. But I have moved recently, and I've taken a few surprises.