We all know how important exercise is to help maintain our health. You also know that if is an activity that you can fit into your life you will not be consistent. Consistency is what gets results. You can have the best workout or the best home gym they make, if you do not use it, it will never help you to achieve the results you want.
Keep it within budget. Ten-year-olds have piggy banks, not credit cards. If you want a wine country wedding but can’t afford the sprawling estate vineyard, find a small family winery in your price range and make it fit your needs. Likewise, if you want a designer dress but not the designer price tag, find a sample sale or a consignment store. Bottom line: Set a budget and stick to it so you don’t start your married life in debt.
If you have shied away from this task, that’s understandable. Parenting can feel like the loneliest job in the world. Take heart! You are not alone. Don’t give up! There are concepts you can embrace that will help bring order and calm back into your precious family life as well as your child’s school days.
Insomnia also can happen when you’re worried about things. It’s easy to feel stressed when you have tests at school, after-school activities, team sports, and chores around the house.
Constantly focus on giving your child/teen the confidence, self-esteem and social skills required to resist peer pressure without destroying friendships. Remember teaching your kids to “just say no” is not enough. The self-esteem plays a critical role in your child’s decision making ability. Self-esteem creates confidence – confidence creates power – and power creates a leader not a follower.
It is important to teach the child to finish his school work in a timely manner.You need to expect work from him, and he needs to know that it is expected of him. Work is in fact a frame of mind. So using this balance of play and work, make his work pleasant so that it seems more like play.
If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll need a complete sleep overhaul. The later nights mean later mornings. I usually try to start the kids going to sleep a little earlier each night, for about a week, before the first day of school. Nothing to drastic, I don’t want to throw their little bodies into shock. About 20 to 30 minutes earlier each day, until they get back to their regular school night bed time, should do the trick.