Change: Can't Live With it. Live is Full of it.
How to Make a Change Friendly Family
They say the only constant in the world is change. Change is difficult for even the most flexible. Parenting is perhaps the one job where change is an inevitable conclusion for which none can be prepared.
The emotions watching a child go from infant to toddler to child to teen can be overwhelming. Just when you think you got it all figured out and the routines set in place to handle the age they are, they grow and everything changes!
Being prepared ahead of time for the physical changes can help ease (or at least give you a bit of extra time to process) the emotions of happiness, sorrow, joy, and longing that happen as we watch the children grow.
Use these ideas to help ease into the changes and allow for new systems of change, becoming more mindful of the moments along the way as we witness the ever evolving, ever amazing changes in our children and families.
Family Fun Meetings
When children are informed and involved in making decisions they feel as though they are part of the family group. Making times together fun,
makes it fun for all! Use these ideas for your next family meeting!
There is a Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place
Can you find everything you need
when you need it? Maybe our grandmothers were right!
Use these ideas to help organize
your life and make a happier family!
Change: Giving Time and EffortGiving time and effort
There are many opportunities for children to learn and experience empathy, appreciation, and civic responsibility. By using a time and effort consequence, they can learn that they have value in being a helpful member of society!