Every child reacts differently to news that a new baby is coming. Some children will be very excited and can’t wait for the baby to come. Other children may be hurt or worried that you’ll no longer have time for them - although they might not be able to tell you that. Your older child may be just learning to share. When a new baby arrives, your older child must learn to share the most important thing to them: your love and attention.
As parents, we have been hearing for years about the many benefits of family dinner. Research shows that children who routinely enjoy meals with their parents have lower rates of substance abuse and depression, a stronger sense of belonging and even a better vocabulary.
Volunteering or donating items is often part of this season of giving. However, rather than use your winter budget on a winter wonderland vacation or winter activity, why not use the opportunity to show children what impactful giving is all about?
Have a hitting toddler, a mouthy grade-schooler or a defiant teen? Time for some loving discipline. But take note: modern kids require a new brand of parental guidance.
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