As parents, we naturally worry about our kids. Will they get good grades? Do they have trustworthy friends? Will they get into a good college? Will they be able to support themselves financially after college? What if they don’t go to college at all? If these worries have turned into anxiety, check out our tips for reducing parental anxiety. But if you’ve reached the period in your child’s life where it’s time to talk about their post-graduation plans, it can be a difficult conversation. It may be an overwhelming subject for both parents and their teens. So we’re breaking it down to make it all a little more manageable for the whole family to communicate about this exciting next step.
According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), it’s estimated that 40 million US adults struggle with anxiety. While we don’t have an exact number for how many of these 40 million are parents, it’s safe to say that being a parent is an extremely stressful job. Even though kids grow up, it’s still a job that you’ll never retire from. So how can we reduce the anxiety endured from parenting? Thankfully there are steps you can take to make it all a little more manageable.
Sending your kid off to college is a big deal. Whether you’ve been looking forward to or dreading this day for 18 years, the transition can be difficult for both the parent and child. So how can you show your support without overwhelming your college-bound teen? Thankfully there are simple ways to make this transition just a little easier for everyone.
Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs you’ll ever have (if not the most difficult). Now, with the invention of the smartphone, we’ve become more connected than ever. On a positive note, you have the world at your finger tips and can gain instant information about anything and everything (including parenting). The downside is that your kids likely have access to anything and everything as well, and that’s not always a good thing. This makes raising children in a digital age much more challenging.
Relationships are so many things. They’re exciting, exhausting, blissful and difficult all at the same time. We often think that disagreements in a relationship mean that something is wrong. When in reality, it’s completely normal. When you spend that much time with someone (especially when you get to be in a long-term relationship), it’s bound to happen. It’s frustrating and sometimes scary, but know there are good things to balance it out.