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Parenting tips for first time parents

Parenting tips for first time parents

Being a parent is one of the most important roles that you’ll ever play in your life. It is a beautiful, tiring, and amazing journey and for first-time parents, it can often be a tad bit overwhelming. Learning on the job can be quite stressful in any role and just like any other job, all the classes and reading up will not fully prepare you as well as the real-life hands-on experience. VIEW the POST

Taking care of your wellbeing as a parent

Taking care of your wellbeing as a parent

Being a parent is one of the most incredible things a person can experience. From the moment your children arrive in yourlife, they become a light in your world, but that isn’t to say that parenting comes without its drawbacks. In fact, many parents struggle to make time to focus on their own wellbeing, which can result in mental and physical health problems emerging over time. Ultimately, your wellbeing is essential to providing your children with a loving home and some amazing memories, so it’s wise to take note of some helpful advice when you are hoping to take better care of your wellbeing.VIEW the POST

Knowing your rights as a parent if your child is in hospital

It’s a topic that most parents would hopefully never need to give much thought to. Most parents would never wish to experience the fear and worry that accompanies seeing their child through a hospital stay. Recent high profile cases surrounding children with brain injury in particular have brought the conversation about parents rights into the public consciousness. It is really upsetting to hear about these stories in the news, it really got me thinking about what I would do in these situations.  …

5 tips to enjoying that grownup getaway you need #travel

5 tips to enjoying that grownup getaway you need #travel

Having kids is a beautiful and rewarding experience. The only problem with being a parent all the time is that you start to see your partner as “Dad” or “Mum” instead of husband and wife. You need to focus on your relationship in order to have a healthy relationship.  To do that, you need to continue to put effort into your relationship as a couple. This applies to nuclear, and non-traditional families alike. You need to put the effort into the romance in order to have that romance continue. Your children won’t always be children, after all, and you have the rest of your lives together after your children move out and have children of their own. A grownup getaway is the answer! VIEW the POST

6 Tips for handling the transition into motherhood

6 Tips for handling the transition into motherhood

Of all the things that people warned me of when I first announced I was pregnant, very few of them ended up breaking into the top ten of things I should have been prepared for.  They mentioned sleepless nights, dirty nappies and sore breasts but these were to be expected with a newborn in the house. VIEW the POST

How your masters in counselling degree can help make you a better parent

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. …