In life, it is impossible to know what waits around the corner. That is why it is important to plan for every eventuality. This is especially true if you are raising a young family. Instead of being caught out, you should have a variety of backup plans in place. When you are formulating your plans, you will need to think about the wellbeing of your children. Big disruptions to their childhood could have a lasting impact, so it is vital that you take an effective approach. If you are concerned about the future, you will need to read on. Below are four ways to be prepared for big changes to your family life.
Welcoming a new family member
One of the most common changes to family life is the introduction of a new family member. If you decide to expand your household, it is important that everyone is prepared. This is especially true when you are dealing with your first child. If you have a number of children, they will have a clearer idea of what is to come. They will also have more experience of sharing your attention. However, if you only have one child, they need to understand that having a sibling doesn’t mean that you love them any less. Try to get them excited about the pregnancy and include them in the process.
The passing of an elderly relative
Although it is difficult to think about, it is best to prepare for the passing of an elderly relative. It may feel strange, but you need to have a conversation with your children about life and death. There are plenty of age-appropriate books and movies that can help you to do this.
Alternatively, you can teach your child about grief by buying them a pet, such as a goldfish or a hamster. Of course, the process of understanding grief isn’t the main life lesson when buying your child a pet, and you may not even have thought about it; however, this is an important life lesson for all children to learn as they grow older.
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Children can become incredibly attached to their family home. That is why you need to tread carefully if you are thinking about moving. Make sure that you give your little ones plenty of time to get used to the idea. If you are moving to an entirely different location, you should plan a short visit. Try to show your family the best attractions the area has to offer. Once you have relocated, it is important to check in with everyone. If there are any problems, try to resolve them as soon as possible. Don’t worry, it won’t be long before everyone starts to feel at home in your new property.
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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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