As a parent, your main worry is to make sure that your children are healthy and happy. When they are still small, the task may be time demanding, but it is a lot easier. However, things can get a little tricky when they get older. Indeed, for every parent, it is about helping their children to grow in strength, in intellectual potential, and in social skills. As an adult, they will need to be able to keep a healthy lifestyle – which becomes easier if it is something that they already know from their childhood –, to enjoy their professional career – and this means, as a parent, helping them to get the best chances in high education – and to create strong connections with other people – which requires a solid sense of emotional intelligence. After all, as a parent, your job is to make sure that your children will be happy adults tomorrow. And the work starts here and now!
Staying fit and healthy by leading an active lifestyle is not a natural skill. Most adults find it difficult to keep a sports activity, and this is especially strong for adults who didn’t enjoy sports when they were younger. As a parent, it is important that you help your child to develop an interest in sports, as it will keep their body strong – even at a young age, developing muscles is essential. Additionally exercising is a great way to release stress and tensions, which are part of everyday life. Therefore, the best you can do to make sure that they will grow up into a healthy adult is to help them take good lifestyle habits now.
For several children, the idea of adulthood is synonymous with the freedom to do as they please. As they reach their teenage years, they begin to understand the importance of choosing a professional career. However, it is never easy to pick a future career when you are a child, or a teenager. High education can be expensive and overwhelming at first, especially as some kids still need guidance to perform well at college or university. If this is the case, you may want to consider starting with a community college, which is renowned for being more accessible financially and culturally. Then there is always the possibility to organize a community college transfer to continue their studies. Remember that everyone learns differently: While some kids love nothing better than the somewhat clinical atmosphere of a crowded university lecture, others need to feel part of a small and solid community.
Last, but not least, is an important social skill: Expressing your feelings. A lot of adults live their emotions to the fullest and can’t express in words their anger or sadness without portraying it. It is important that you teach your kids, from a young age, to talk freely about their emotions. This skill will help in future to solve a conflict. Indeed, people tend to tense or react negatively when there is no filter between feeling and communication. In short, teaching your kids not to shout when they are angry will help them to build deeper human connections with the people.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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