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A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

Whether you are a first-time parent, or you have several children of varying ages, one of the challenges of parenthood is ensuring that you are always there for your child while retaining your identity as an individual parent. Considering this, making the most of “me time” when your child is asleep or busy with other activities is essential to recharge your batteries in this demanding role. Here are some ideas of how to enjoy “me time” as a parent. VIEW the POST

How to prepare for parenthood

How to prepare for parenthood

Technically, it probably isn’t entirely possible to prepare for parenthood. Parenting isn’t something that comes with an instruction manual, and although you might ask friends and family for advice, every child and every parent is different – what works for one might not work for another. That’s why even parents of more than one child might have different experiences with their second, third, or later children than they did with their first.  VIEW the POST

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. …

How to prepare for a new arrival

How to prepare for a new arrival

Preparing for your newborn baby is about doing more than picking out a niceonesie. It’s about doing more than painting their room in a cute colour. It’s about putting plans into place and doing things now that will give your newborn the best start possible when they arrive. So, get preparing! For advice on how to prepare for yournew arrival, read on.VIEW the POST

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

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.VIEW the POST

This has been the most stressful week for parenting!

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! …