COVID isolation made relationships even harder. Kids lost two years of learning how to play nicely – both figuratively and literally. Parents have been stressed.
Articles this month focus on relationships. Mary Ostrowski gives pointers in the article “Playground Politics” on helping kids learn how to handle conflicts from the playground to the classroom.
“Dating 101” provides the details needed to have conversations with your teens before they even begin dating. 1 in 12 dating teens experience violence. Many don’t even know the red flags that indicate a troubled relationship, and need a non judgemental person they can turn to for advice. Dating thoughts and advice are provided by Moms at the end of the article.
Moms are known for being multitaskers. They are also known for putting themselves last, so Moms – give yourself some love. You need to stay healthy, both mentally and physically to be able to take care of your kids. If you are feeling lonely see the list of ways that you can become involved in the community and find your people. Your heart will fill with your accomplishments.
If you are looking for a preschool make sure to check out the Preschool Directory. There are many choices available and each preschool will be a little different. Decide what is important to you and your family to narrow your choices, and then visit the preschools that you are interested in.
And finally, even though it’s cold, get outside. You’ll feel better.
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Do feelings of loneliness threaten to overwhelm you? Learn these strategies and tips to avoid the physical and emotional problems tied to loneliness. 51% of mothers with young children are […]
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Playground politics usually involve a spat among kids that often escalates, but goes unresolved, when adults step in. Here are some tips for helping kids solve their own problems. It’s […]
Relationships can be both rewarding and challenging. Teen Dating 101 addresses things to discuss with your teen before they start dating. Relationships can be tough to navigate for any age […]
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