Being a parent is arguably one of the toughest jobs there is. There is no training you take ahead of time, no test or certification that lets you know you’re ready to take on the role; you just jump right in and hope for the best. At the same time,there are some careers that can indeed translate at home and help you to become a better and more effective parent. A counselling degree will surely help with that.
I literally do not know what to do with myself this week. It all exploded on Saturday morning and things have been a rocky roller-coaster ever since. Noah, my 6 year old, has been on and off stroppy for a few months now. Nothing too major, throwing arms around when he doesn’t get his own way. Sometimes shouting at me, hitting his sister (same old there). But, something progressed at the weekend and I would really love to know WHY!
I had to laugh when I read online today, the article in the Daily Mail that Mummy bloggers are talking about and responding to and yes in true blogger network form, I have jumped on the band wagon. But only in as much to say “so blinking what?“… I did like the reference to Gin Lane though.
As a parent, your top priority is providing for your family and making sure that you are all comfortable. For many parents around the world, this often means going to college in order to earn a degree or similar qualification so that you can maximize your earning potential and open up better opportunities for future employment. But, studying for a degree when you have little ones around isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve put together some top tips for parents who are hoping to embark on a new academic journey.
Yes, the word that rhymes with duck and starts with F. The F word! Add an “ing” on to the end and you have the word my rather innocent looking four year old said at school this week. Not just any old day either, the day of parents evening.
The challenges of parenthood have a way of making you wiser over time, especially if you’ve prepared yourself for the journey. Social workers build careers around helping people improve their lives, and this knowledge and expertise can certainly transfer over to parenting. While there are different areas of the field that specialize in youth-related issues, all social work revolves around certain concepts and practices that can be beneficial in a child’s upbringing. With that said, here are 5 valuable parenting lessons learned from people while earning their MSW online: