Being a parent has a funny way of keeping you humble. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on it and everything is easy peasy, kids enter a whole new stage and shake things up. This certainly keeps us on our toes, which means we have to keep learning in order to handle whatever new challenge is thrown at us. There is no such thing as a perfect parent or a “wrong” way of handling these parenting challenges. The best thing we can do is reach out for support and find resources that help along the way.
The Thrills and Challenges of Becoming Parents
Having an infant teaches us firsthand just how much love and joy we can hold in our hearts… even while exhausted from too little sleep!
How Parents Can Help with Early Childhood Development
If you’re still in the first few years of your child’s life, this is an incredible time filled with new developments and milestones around every corner. Along with handling the challenges (hello tantrums!) you’re in for a fun ride with activities that help your child develop the social, emotional, and cognitive skills that are blooming right now.
Encouraging and Engaging with Your Child in the Elementary Years
From that tearful drop-off on the first day of kindergarten to cheering from the sidelines of a soccer field, the elementary years are full of new adventures.
The (Not So) Turbulent Teenage Years
Some parents dread the teenage years from the time their kids leave the terrible twos. Parenting a teenager can be challenging for sure, but it can also be an amazing time of bonding for you and your teen.
Teach Your Child About the Importance of Reading
Thanks to the internet, many kids don’t spend a lot of time reading these days. However, it’s important to teach your children the importance of reading.
If you ever feel like you can’t keep up with all the changes that come with parenthood, you can rest assured knowing you aren’t alone! Parenting is HARD at times. Of course, you already know that getting to love and support your little one is also a blessing. Always lean on your village and God, and maintain faith knowing the next bright spot is just around the corner.
Article by Kristin Louis