Strive for Balance this Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, we all need to make a concentrated effort on maintaining balance in our personal and family lives. To help prepare you for the upcoming busy season, read through some of our most popular posts on striving for balance.

Child’s Hierarchy of Needs – Parents often find it overwhelming trying to meet their children’s needs. With limited time, limited resources, and limited patience meeting all of their needs can seem like an impossible task.

How to Use Family Meetings – No matter if yours is a family of two or ten, taking regular opportunities to get together and talk about “business” helps families connect and communicate.

How to Beat the Dinnertime Disconnect – Meanwhile at our table, my family was abuzz; my daughter and I were doing the crossword on her place mat, my husband was playing the dot game with our son on his place mat.

Mamas Need White Space – Creating white space around the important things and getting rid of clutter lets you focus on what’s important.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Kids at the Same Time – One of my major questions has been how to engage in self care when I’m with my son.

Take Ten: How 10 Minutes Can Make You a Better Parent – As a mother who is tuned in to her baby’s or child’s needs, and seeks to meet those needs in a prompt and loving manner, it is easy to put yourself last.

The Conscious Parent – Positive parenting is hard. Why? Because you must be a conscious parent, always.

6 Tips for Sleep Safety During Your Holiday Travels – Holiday season in many of our vocabularies is synonymous with travel and travel means messing with our child’s normal routine; not only our child’s routine but also our own as well.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child – We parent alone. We raise our children alone. That is exhausting.

Author: API Blog

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