For this post I would like to turn this space over to Kristin Louis of Parenting with Kris who reached out to me regarding a joint post. I really appreciate her perspective and think she shared a lot of great resources and opinions in this post. I hope you enjoy! -This is Fatherhood…
Quick Tips to Navigate Every Stage of Childhood
Parenthood is one of life’s biggest roller coasters. You soar on those highs of pure joy in the good times and feel the intense pressure and fear in the tough times. It starts at birth and never ends. We want to do right by our children, but it can feel overwhelming even in the best moments. Fortunately, instead of that handbook we all hoped to receive after leaving the hospital, there are countless resources available for every possible parental concern. In consultation with This is Fatherhood, here are a few resources that can help you out along the way:
Learn How to Survive the Earlier Years
Being a new parent can be a bit of a roller coaster. These resources will help you figure out how to have more ups than downs:
Navigate Life with a Picky Eater
As a parent you’ll quickly realize you’re often asking yourself two questions – WHY won’t they eat? and WHAT are they eating? Read these selections for advice on how to put healthy options in front of your kids:
Focus on Education
Every parent wants their child to have the best education possible. These articles are a great place to start:
Learn to Thrive with Your Tween and/or Teen
Your child’s tweens and teens can be treacherous for everyone. These resources will help everyone in the household not only survive but thrive during those challenging years:
Don’t Discourage a Gamer Teen. Upgrade the Internet Rather than Pulling the Plug.
Building a Great Relationship with Your Child Raising children is truly one of life’s greatest joys, but it comes with a lot of challenges and roadblocks. While there will never be a parent manual, there is an essential map we know to follow to help them develop into independent, healthy human beings. The resources here don’t touch on everything, but they’re sure to come in handy when you hit a few snags.