How to Raise Joyful Kids by Alyssa Shaffer, author The Happiness Formula (Book Excerpt) | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

How to Raise Joyful Kids by Alyssa Shaffer, author The Happiness Formula (Book Excerpt)Excerpted from The Happiness Formula: Simple Habits for a More Joyful Life by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    There Are Steps You Can Take To Make Sure Your Children Always Look On The Sunny Side Did you know that happiness can be learned? “Think of happiness as a set of skills rather than an inborn personality trait,” Christine Carter, the author of Raising…

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Parenting Young Adults by Nicole Smith – Single Mum, Parents Article

With recent events, I have seen a slew of helpful resources for parents of young children who have transitioned to working from home and how to adjust. However, parents of young adults, especially those 18 – 22, are overlooked even though we have a unique set of challenges. Having to navigate through this pandemic with a young adult proves difficult because they are still our children, but old enough to make their own decisions. I like to call our young…

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Gluten and dairy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Sorry having to milk the red flowers. They don’t last long and then that’s it for another year. Sadly shopping comes round much more frequently. Another weekend shopping experience to be quickly forgotten. Yes we are always thankful to get some stuff. Things like bathroom rolls (toilet paper) and soap are getting easier to find. Finally some popcorn. Ok it’s just salty but we can add honey to it. But then the inner grump comes out in me. So many…

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The forecast – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The weather forecast is saying it’s clear blue sky and no rain today. The clouds and the showers would beg to differ. Another inaccurate weather forecast. It’s clearly the forecasters fault that it’s raining …. It always is. I remember going to a Test Match (Cricket) between England and India. It had been a good weather forecast. But it was chucking it down and play was suspended. With perfect timing the main TV weatherman came onto the pitch to do…

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So Long to the Waking Nightmare that was Remote Learning – Foster Parents Article

I was trying to figure out why there’s been this familiar sinking feeling in my stomach for the last 8 weeks or so. This “remote learning” thing has been rough, but why did it feel like I’d experience this before? That’s when I realized I’ve been waking up every morning with that same feeling you get during the stress dream where you’re showing up to take a test in a class you’ve never been to before. You know that dream?…

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What to Do When You Hit Hurdles in Special Time | A Parenting Resources Guide – Parents Article

I’ve been teaching about Special Time this week and it’s led me to think more about my journey with it. These days we do Special Time for about 15 minutes per child every day, and it’s a chunk of time that we all, me included, enjoy. The impact on how my kids feel and therefore their behaviour is crystal clear. But it hasn’t always been like that. So if you’ve been dabbling in Special Time, and hearing wonderful stories of…

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7 Important Life Skills to Teach Your Children – Single Mum, Parents Article

Independence. Children need to be nurtured to become more and more independent as they grow up. Many adults need to learn to be more independent as well. Strive to increase your child’s independence a little bit at a time.Giving your child additional responsibilities as they get older will help with this. Depending on their age they can start doing more and more things around the house – loading and unloading the dishwasher, doing their own laundry, mowing the lawn, cooking…

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Can You Explain COVID-19 Herd Immunity to Your Kids? – Parents Article

Source: Enriquelopezgarre/Pixabay Wouldn’t it be wonderful if social distancing were a thing of the past? If we could hug our friends, see our relatives and have dinner with them or allow our children all the play dates they request? No one wants life before the pandemic to resume more than children whose worlds have shrunk dramatically. Their understanding of why, however, is vague and abstract. It has been difficult enough for adults to wrap their heads around the coronavirus and…

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Busy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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Coronavirus Sucks: My New Nightmare – Single Dad, Parents Article

Yesterday was insane.  I don’t know about completely insane.  But it felt like the world collapsed in on me from every direction.  I spent the day trying to get things done.  At the same time, it felt like someone buried my shoes in molasses.  And I had a hill to climb.  I could try to move forward.  But with every step forward I felt myself sliding back.  The goalpost felt further and further in the distance with every step.  And…

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