Why Does It Have to Be So Hard Being a 12 year old

Parenting a 12 Year Old is Challenging

Twelve. We now have a twelve-year-old. This is our second experience with having a twelve-year-old and, oh boy, is it a hard year! Looking back, it was a hard year for me. For kids, it seems as though they are always entering a “new phase” from the time they are born until they graduate. Then the phases seem to have wider gaps between them. Each phase comes with new challenges for both the parent and the child. So, why IS twelve such a difficult year for kids? I am going to give you my reasons and what I learned from my now 16-year-old through his twelfth year. 

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Kids’ Personal Development: Tips and Strategies

Kids’ Personal Development: Tips and Strategies

As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to teach your children one of the most important skills they can ever learn. Contrary to popular belief, assertiveness isn’t something only adults can learn; your children can learn it too! Statistics show that 55% of people have missed out on a lack of assertiveness. As a parent, you should be aware of the importance of teaching your children assertiveness skills.

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How Long Do You Use a Diaper Bag?

How Long Do You Use a Diaper Bag?

How long do you use your diaper bag? Many moms use it as their everyday purse to avoid lugging two bags around, so how long do you keep it before you switch to your regular purse or handbag? What types of diaper bags are there to wear after the baby grows? If you don’t use it as an everyday purse, how long do you keep it before you donate it or sell it? Do you remember the age of your baby when you were ready to replace your diaper bag with something else? Share your diaper bag life story in the comments! The results might surprise you. 

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Sick Day Activities for Children

Sick Day Activities for Children

It can be a challenge to find activities for your little ones while they are sick. Many children are used to running around, playing outside, and enjoying the many physical activities of youth. Sick days curtail most of these. There are fun things you can do to help distract your child and entertain them while they are getting better. The following are the best activities for kids to do when they are sick.

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6 Benefits to Children Listening to Classical Music

6 Benefits to Children Listening to Classical Music 

We all know that music is powerful. Music sets the tone. Music has an effect on us. Think about it, if you go to a wedding, and the doors open for the bride to walk down the aisle, you do not expect to hear the Boot Scootin Boogy playing. If you go to a football game, as the players run out, you do not expect to hear the Titanic soundtrack playing. Why? Music sets the tone. Classical music sets a tone for your child as well. A tone that has many benefits. Here are six benefits to why you should encourage classical music with your little one!

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