We have so many internal conflicts when we are striving to be a better father, not least when we are going through the divorce process. Sometimes we can feel that we have to protect our kids from all of the pain and anguish that we are going through, but conversely, are we doing as much damage to our children by not letting them in? This begs the question, how much should we really shield our children from the divorce, and is there anything we can do to make the process more palatable for them?
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As a parent, you’ll to have to make lots of big choices for your child, and they’re worth thinking about now. Here are some of the biggest choices that could affect your child for years to come and how you can make the best decision.
Let’s start by saying that no, there is no secret sauce or method to make your kids have a successful future. Everything is ultimately up to them, but there are plenty of ways for you to help out and ensure that they have a bright future ahead of them. There are two main considerations to keep in mind; how do you wish to guide your children in the future they want, and how will you prevent yourself from being an overbearing parent?
As the parent, you are responsible for countering some of the negative effects that hurt your children. You are also responsible for bolstering their confidence levels, so their self-esteem doesn’t plummet when they face life’s challenges. You also need to be the person who is not directly responsible for damaging their confidence levels in the first place.
Educating your child from a young age is essential if you hope to instill in them a sense of general understanding and competence. Of course, you may have chosen a good school for them to attend, diligently ensure they only miss days when very ill, and ensure they complete homework or simply integrate well with the class. That means you’re a reliable and considerate parent.
As a parent, knowing what kind of hobbies and activities to involve your young children in, is bound to be a major preoccupation of yours.
After all, there’s ample evidence to suggest that the kind of activities children engage in on a regular basis, have a powerful effect in shaping the kind of people they will later become, whether by instilling productive values at a young age or laying the foundations for positive habit pathways.
Have you noticed how people have become incredibly used to a sedentary lifestyle? In fact, for a lot of adults, the main activity their get throughout the day is when they make a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, staying active is key to your health. While it might be tricky to find the time for your weekly work out when you have long days in the office, it’s fair to say that it’s a different kettle of fish for your child.
Hobbies are fantastic sources of inspiration for kids at the best of times. And, a sports hobby can get them out and about on a regular basis bring health benefits to the table, too. Hence why you’ll want to do everything possible to facilitate their passion. When they announce their desire to join the football team, you may even have visions of yourself on the sidelines each week.
Your kids are resilient little creatures; with plenty of love and support, they can get through an array of challenges and any difficult times that life may throw at them. However, the key is to protect them as much as possible, communicate clearly and regularly, and ensure that they feel able, to be honest about their thoughts and feelings.
Taking care of your newborn child is hard work, and it’s even more difficult when you consider that you might occasionally need to travel with them. Whether you’re getting on a train or driving them across town, traveling with a newborn can be a difficult task if you’re not used to it or if you’re unsure how you can best take care of them. So to help you out, we’ve prepared some useful advice for parents that plan to travel with their newborn baby.
arents helping out with school activities is nothing new. Even when we were in school, the teachers called parents for volunteering to help with outings. Plus, many of those who teach after-school clubs are parents of some student or another. [...]
Children are expensive. They are also fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but they can cost you a lot of money. This is why it is always worth saving some money. If you can save some before you have kids, then it will be easier. Anyway, here are three reasons to save money when you have kids.
Choosing the right baby formula for your baby seems like an impossible choice. Before you had a child you most likely assumed that there was just one type of formula to suit all, but sadly things aren’t that simple. To be able to choose which formula is the best for your baby, you need to first know what types are available to you. Knowledge is power Dads.
Divorce is always a tricky time for everyone involved. If you have children it is essential for everyone to remain as amicable as possible. Children can become very insecure when their parents are separating, as their whole world is about to be tipped upside down. A few decades ago divorce was unusual, but now divorce rates are at an all-time high.
Being a part of a family that co-parents is tough. You get part of your week away from your children, and it can often feel like a timeshare. You don’t know what goes on outside of your own hours, and you don’t get to be there every single day. Routines get thrown up in the air on a regular basis and the struggle to keep a balance for the sake of the children is very real.