Being a grandparent is a wonderful thing; you get to explore the world with your grandkids and connect with another generation of your family. Though you must respect the rules the parents set down, you aren’t responsible for parenting any longer, which means your role is a lot more fun this time around. But life gets busy, and sometimes you don’t see your grandkids as often as you would like. That’s why setting aside time for special activities for just you and they are so important.
As the mom of teenagers, this is a topic I’ve had to deal with already even though I wasn’t all that keen on it to be honest. Much as they hated it, I sat down with the boys and had a frank discussion about this with them and thought I would share some pointers with you as well!
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The holiday season is eagerly anticipated by most of us and it is great opportunity for family gatherings, but it can also be a time where things can get a bit strained if you are going through a divorce.
Families who have been through a divorce or are experiencing a separation right now, can struggle with the holidays and how to approach the parenting arrangements in the best way possible.
Always talk to your kids
Your kids are often a lot more intuitive than we sometimes realize or give them credit for, especially the younger ones, so it often never pays to avoid the subject of how you are going to co-parent the holidays.
Tweens and Teens have a difficult time building their self-esteem due to hormones, peer pressure, emotional turmoil and a multitude of other factors and influences. Staying the course and helping them through each period is one method of finding what works best for your child.
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Warning: This is a rant post. I’m extremely agitated, I am extremely angry, and there will be cursing, screaming and teeth grinding. Continue at your own risk.
The past month with both Jonathan and Tre has been an extreme challenge to say the very least. Issues with both of them at school – behavioral, academic, socially – in addition to problems with the two of them at home as well such as not doing their chores, expecting to receive everything and do nothing in return.
I’ve had a difficult time relating to my boys in the 15 years that they have been on this earth. Everything just came more natural with my daughter, simply because she was a girl I suppose. There have been days where I just didn’t get them you know? Over the past several years, I have watched each of them grow into the young men that they are becoming. I want to be a part of their lives, but most of the time I’m relegated to the sidelines because let’s face it – me on a skateboard is a recipe for disaster.
I cannot even begin to explain the overwhelming feeling of drowning in the ocean that is called parenthood. Maybe it is because things work differently in our far-from-normal household. The way hubby and I do things around here is he gets the privilege of going to work every day, come home, eat dinner, maybe go do a bit of fishing, and be the Terminator when harsh discipline needs to be handed out when the boys don’t listen to me.
I adore this beautiful woman. Sometimes I find it really hard to believe that she is my child. The moments that I get to spend with her now are precious to me, and I am extremely territorial when it comes to her. I don’t want to share her with anyone, even her brothers. I want her all to myself.
I miss the days when she would come snuggle with me on the couch and we would just sit there and watch whatever was on television together.
I read an awesome post today by Monica over at the grommom about what a teenage boy needs most from his mom. It got me to thinking about my own soon-to-be fifteen year old who is starting high school in just 20+ short days. I remember my first day of high school as though it were yesterday (even though I couldn’t tell you what I did four days ago) and there are times when I wonder what is going on inside my own teenager’s head.
Moms’ Night Out is coming to theaters across America on May 9th. In the story, Allyson (Sarah Drew) and her friends long for a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and talk–a long-overdue “moms’ night out.” But to indulge in high heels, adult conversation, and not having to cut anyone else’s meat, their husbands will need to watch the kids for a few hours. What could go wrong?