• Child Care,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    Raising Girls

    Raising girls (even boys!), a tween and teen at that, is not as easy as counting 1-2-3. It takes plenty of humor, a huge amount of love and trust, and a strong will that everything will be okay. You see, my husband works miles away from us. We get to be together once a year, and that’s the only time he sees them on a day to day basis, for a month. In real life, parenting must be dealt with both the parents. Otherwise, it’s only the mother or the father who has to take all the pressure when or in case something unfortunate happens.

    raising girls
    I could be very strict to them but I guess it’s just normal just like any other caring mother would. They have house rules to follow with no excuses or they get reprimanded.  With my teen, going out with friends is still a no-no, unless an adult or a parent is also with them. However, I am open to her school friends and classmates coming home to pass time, and “do projects” together. I serve them snacks and at times, I try to have a conversation with them, so they can openly tell me things, and perhaps fish info haha!

  • Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle,  Parenting,  Technology

    Important Considerations for Raising a Kid Around Modern Technology

    Being a parent can feel a bit tough nowadays with the extra burden of technology looming over your shoulders. A kid can just pick up a tablet and get online, instantly able to interact with numerous people and their creations. And while this can certainly be a great thing when the child has proper mentoring on how to use it all, leaving a young one unattended for too long can have disastrous results. It’s important to know what you should be prepared for, and how to deal with the common issues that you’re going to face.

    Social Media and Online Interactions Your kids will be able to connect to multiple people with great ease, and that’s a fact you’ll have to get used to as early as possible. You won’t be able to stop those communications from occurring, but what you can do is teach your kids about the dangers of sharing too much with people online. We’re raising a generation of kids that see no issue with spreading their real name, address and other data all over the Internet, and this is a ticking time bomb that can lead to some serious problems in the very near future.