Thursday, October 18, 2018

How to Really be There for Your Children


Nothing will be more important to you than your children. Unfortunately, a poor state of mind can impact your ability to care for your son or daughter and provide him or her with a happy, healthy childhood. It is your job as a parent to become a role model for your child because they will look to you when making decisions and learning right from wrong. To ensure you give your son or daughter the best start in life, read the below advice on how to truly be there for your children.

Nurture Every Part of Yourself
Every parent has a responsibility to nurture every part of themselves, such as their mental, physical and emotional health. If you fail to care for your body or take action to stop a problem in its tracks, your choices will impact your child. For instance, it is common for some people to turn to drugs to deal with crippling emotions, but you can turn your life around for the sake of your child by embarking on a Suboxone treatment program or similar.

Busy parents tend to push themselves harder when running a hectic home while juggling a demanding career and caring for their family. Unfortunately, too many tasks in your schedule can cause a parent to feel burnt out both physically and mentally. If you want to be filled with passion and energy when caring for your children, you must care for your body by enjoying some much-needed rest. It’s time to grab an early night, enjoy a nap while the children are at school, or find a babysitter to take a break from your hectic household.

Talk to a Doctor and Your Partner if You’re Struggling
Children notice a lot more than you think. If you are unhappy, you can trust they will be unhappy too. For that reason alone, you must talk to someone if you are struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression. The act of talking alone can often be therapeutic, and you will be able to discuss your feelings in a non-judgmental, supportive environment when you can confide in a doctor. As a result, a doctor could direct you to a therapist or could prescribe anti-depressants, which can help you to feel healthier and happier, so you’ll be 100% present in your child’s life.

Additionally, no child will be happy to live in a divided household. If you are constantly arguing with your partner, you can trust it will impact your kids’ happiness. The tension and frustration in your relationship could stem from a lack of intimacy. Therefore, it might be helpful to attempt to reconnect with your partner by enjoying a date night every once in a while. Book a babysitter and do something fun together, such as enjoying dinner and a movie, drinks at a sleek bar, or an exciting day at a theme park. Regular dates could add a spark back into your relationship so that you can provide your children with a loving, secure home.

21 comments:

  1. An odd thing my wife and I enjoy is connecting over work, doing projects together, and teaching the kids together. We date when we have time and money, but have been short on both most of the time since she is working on her Master's Degree.

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  2. For me, it’s all about giving more time for your family. Attention and love really do have an impact for their development.

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  3. I try to always be there for my kids! My husband and I don't argue much around them, but if we do, we show our kids it's okay to fight and then make up.

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  4. My kids are all grown now and as I look back I'm amazed at how the years flew by. All of my kids are well-adjusted, successful adults and I like to think that we did a few things right.

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  5. Communication is key in any family in order to make the bond successful. Leading by example with your spouse really cultivates a family.

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  6. Taking care of one's health is so important whether you are a parent or not. I also agree that it's not healthy to argue in front of children.

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  7. When our kids were growing up we had family home evening every monday as a family. Start the day with pray as family and read scriptures. We worked together to get things done.

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  8. These are all excellent points to consider! When I am at my best, I am able to be a more involved wife and mother. It's important to remember you cannot pour from an empty cup.

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  9. I definitely think that we need to set a good example for our children... in life and especially in marriage.

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  10. We spent a lot of time together as a family when my daughter was young and at home. We probably weren't her best role models but she's a very forgiving kid.

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  11. It's so important to take care of yourself as a parent. You can't pour from an empty cup!

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  12. It can be hard as a parent to juggle taking care of the family and your self. I've learned to listen to my body esp when I need extra sleep and to nap when the kids do. The laundry can wait, the kids need a happy momma, not a tired crabby one.

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  13. I think these are all great ideas! It is so important to maintain your own health in order to be there for your kids.

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  14. Taking care of yourself is really important, because it helps you be a better parent. If you're running on fumes, there is only so much you can do and give to your kids.

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  15. Thank you for great tips. It's so important to have a pleasant atmosphere in the house. A date night is a must once in a while!

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  16. Great points. The more you take care and nurture yourself, the more you can be there for your loved ones.

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  17. These are such great tips. It really is important. I find it hard taking care of me mostly.

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  18. I'm trying to take care of myself. Teenage years are really a struggle. Taking care of yourself is sometimes hard to remember.

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  19. I don’t have childrens yet but I agree on your points. Definitely taking carr of yourself is a must in order to take good care of your children too.

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  20. I will there for my kids, yes hubby take care of them once he back from work. So it is divided. We both take care of our kids, even though get little time to take care of ourselves.

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  21. These are great tips. You can't give from an empty cup so you need to make yourself a priority.

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