Job, kids, housework, family… in our time-crunched world, it’s way too tempting to grab takeout and bypass the kitchen, watch TV instead of working out, and make quick decisions about important matters, even when we know we’re not choosing what’s best – for us or our children.
Parenting Our Children
Drama club, track and field, debate team, soccer – extracurricular activities and sports aren’t just fun ways to pass the time, say experts. These types of pursuits yield great personal gains, too, like:
Issues around self-image, peer pressure, school performance… they can cause a teen's confidence to plummet in a heartbeat. Add to those triggers the extremely influential effects of online presence and social media, and your adolescent's ego can be powerfully undermined.
Separation anxiety – the fear children feel when they have to be away from parents or home for the first time – is a normal developmental stage for most, and kids can have those feelings of nervousness or apprehension even when they’re left with people they know well, like grandparents or aunties