It’s no secret that raising children is hard work. Parental stress is common when taking care of a child means giving up your own time and energy every day. It may feel impossible to regain composure during times of extreme stress, but know that you are not alone and that you can overcome this. Simple and effective strategies exist not only for alleviating the pressures of parenthood but also for preventing the onset of anxiety in the first place. Read on to find out what some of them are.Read more
Tag: solo parenting
What is it like raising teenagers on your own?
Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. Lately, my days are moving fast, too fast. I’m up at 5, work on the blog, head to work, sub float, teach, make calls during lunch to switch the considerable amount of obligations over to my name since the divorce, teach, then it’s more work, errands, kids’ lessons, classes, gym, etc., followed by dinner, homework, grade/prep, then just lather, rinse and repeat for the remainder of the week. I practically feel like a robot. However, it’s the in-between moment, in between all the responsibilities and obligations of work, running a household, paying the bills, etc. that the really intense moments and life lessons occur. Often at the most inconvenient of times. But when has parenting ever been convenient?Read more
The Importance of Forgiveness For Parents
It’s okay. You can admit it! The life of a parent is stressful. Especially for those who have to juggle their familial responsibilities with those of work or running a business. What’s more, there are many who walk the path of parenthood alone. While these awesome single parents almost always have some sort of support network (you guys have a Mom Tribe behind you, right?), they nonetheless feel the pressures of parenthood much more acutely than those who are lucky enough to have a co-parent. There are many traits a good Mom or Dad needs to have. Patience, love, compassion, discipline, a sense of humor. Here, we’ll look at the importance of forgiveness for parents. Forgiveness is mentioned frequently in the Bible. But it doesn’t come readily for many of us. After all, our lives are hard and laden with adversity. It’s not always easy to set aside our slights and move forward with a smile on our lips. Read more