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.
How to Help Your Children Reach Their Full Potential
In life, parents take the whole responsibility for their children’s later behavior, emotions, strengths, values, fears, manners and everything else that was a part of their job to teach them from an early stage of life. Some modern-day parents find it exhausting to cope with everything that parenthood brings, including devotion and love, and leave their children to cell phones, tablets and brainwashing TV channels instead of being by their side.
It’s a Good Life, Really!
Life is what we make it. For years, I was wishing time away. I love my children but I was also eager for them to grow up and be more independent. Now, they are all pretty independent (still working on some stuff with our 5… almost 6 year old but it’s happening much sooner than I expected). Instead of our lives becoming less hectic… we are seemingly in a constant tailspin. “Our lives are like a runaway!”
What is Normal? OCD Struggles
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Have you ever tried to explain color to the blind? Tried to convey the beauty that is the sunrise to eyes that see only black?
Can you explain to the one who lives with no sound, the emotions that a love song can stir as soon as you hear the very first chord?
Learning How to Walk Again
A little over a year ago one of life’s unexpected turns found its way into my life. Just from stepping off the curb the wrong way, I have had a year worth of pain following a very extensive surgery on my ankle. Sometimes, life will throw curveballs when you least expect it. There have been a lot of lessons learned throughout my healing time. During physical therapy today, the therapist made a comment that got me thinking not just about my ankle but about life in general. I’d like to share with you one of the many lessons that have come out of the situation with my ankle and learning how to walk again.