Emigrating is hard, especially leaving loved ones. Those who stay also suffer a "mourning", especially difficult if they are children or teenagers who are separated from one or both parents for a time, sometimes uncertain, while they go abroad, stabilize and make a plan to reunite.
So if you read my intro, you know a little bit about me by now. If you didn't, I'll give you a short run down. I am a busy body stay at home (for now until my return to full time employment, which will mean a whole new schedule plan - we will cross that bridge when we get there!) mom and farm wife - I look after my one year old son, our four pet cats, our four German Shepherd dogs, plus a herd of fifteen head cattle and four horses. It's winter time, which means my duties are double what they would normally be, since I have to make sure everyone is still thriving in this dreadful cold, and all our maintenance is up to date on our home and our vehicles. Safety and assurance are key when you live outside of town and not near a hospital or emergency services.
When your kids get old enough to head off to school, it can be a frightening experience for you. As a parent, you want to do everything possible to keep your children safe. When they're not in your physical presence, it may seem more difficult to provide an adequate level of safety.
There is a silent tragedy that is unfolding today in our homes, and concerns our most precious jewels: our children. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! In the last 15 years, researchers have given us increasingly alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in childhood mental illness that is now reaching epidemic proportions:
Growing up is a part of life that not a single person can say they haven’t experienced. No matter you race or background, hometown or country; EVERYONE was young once. That means that even our parents were kids and teens too. They have gone through some of the common ups and downs that one goes through from childhood into their adults years. Even still, its seems they don’t understand their children as they become adults themselves.
I met up with my brother last week to meet with the latest addition to his/my family and as I held his newborn son in my arms, I suddenly realized that quite a number of my friends and 2 more of my brothers have recently become fathers this year too. For most, it has been a new and completely life changing experience but connecting with some of these guys made me think about my experience becoming a first-time dad and how it change my perspective and approach to parenting.
For new parents, sleep deprivation is real. It will only be a temporary condition for you – although, as a new mum, it is possible that it may be an ongoing issue in your life for a full six years after you’ve given birth.
From the classroom to the internet, bullying can lead to children developing a poor self-image or lead to bullying others. In fact, according to new data, members of Generation Z believe bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation. Consider these ideas to help your kids learn how to overcome, avoid and break down the cycle of bullying.
Playgrounds provide our children with an opportunity to play, get exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. When playground equipment is faulty, it can limit or even ruin the fun.
No matter where you live, you may have trouble finding things to do in the winter. If you have children, it can be difficult to make sure they are entertained when the temperatures dip. Here are some ways to make the most out of the winter months and still have a great time with your entire family.