A parents guide to calmer mornings What are your mornings like in your house? Maybe you’re running late and the kids are cranky. It seems like the more you nag, the slower they move. Do you feel like you’ve put in a full day’s work before you even sit down at your desk? Imagine how…
Being a mother is the most rewarding and satisfying profession in the world.
On the other hand, it is difficult and exhausting to an extreme. Being a mum can be is a full-time job. Many mothers are so busy in taking care of their house, children, husband, career that they forget to carve out time for themselves from their hectic schedule. They place themselves at the bottom of the priority list and stay there. As a result, self care, their running shoes, bath salts, and books are only left to gather dust.
Teenagers are busier than ever. Between school, homework, socialising, extracurricular activities, technology, and jobs, teens are being pulled in many different directions. When it comes to something important, such as schoolwork, it’s imperative that teens use their time wisely and stay focused.
Sometimes, people see life through a filter of negativity, only focusing on the bad parts. They always think about what’s going wrong in their lives, what gets them riled up, and what they hate.
It is important you educate your child so they understand what the typical behaviours are that form this type of bullying. It is important that they are aware of it and don’t just think that this is the way friendship is supposed to be.
We have all been there – picking up your child from primary school and discussing how their day was. Having that opportunity to engage with your child who is so eager to share what they got up to throughout the day. That is where I am with my 9-year-old and I love it. However, I didn’t realise how easily the opportunity to have a conversation with your child can disappear when they hit their teens until my son hit Secondary school.
They say a mother’s work is never done. A hectic work schedule, combined with trying to balance other areas of your life, may lead to you feeling like you are spinning too many plates in the air at once.
With kids, family, work, chores, and the many responsibilities that we have to fulfill, there never seems to be enough time to think of, never mind fulfill our own needs or desires.
Negativity can discourage us, add to our stress, put strain on our relationship, make us less productive, and reduce our overall happiness. Positivity on the other hand has many benefits across our lives in terms of our health, relationships, and careers.
But, how do you become more positive? Is it really that simple?