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Advice on Being a Parent of Older Kids: Tip #2

Advice on Being a Parent of Older Kids: Tip #2

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  ― Epictetus

Now I get to share the second tip on parenting older kids that my friend gave me.  (If you haven’t read tip #1 yet, click here.) It’s nice to have friends who are a stage ahead of you in life.  Ask them questions!  Learn from their mistakes!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 17, 2016 in Family

 

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Advice on Being a Parent of Older Kids: Tip #1

Advice on Being a Parent of Older Kids: Tip #1

I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”  ― C. JoyBell C. 

Things have shifted for me, parenting-wise. I now have 4 children (can I still call them that?) ranging from 15 to 22, all still at home. I know that won’t last much longer, but for the moment, they are all still here. Having older kidseach involved in their own jobs, schooling, or activities―looks completely different than when they were all little. In a sense, it was easier then―I knew what to do, though physically it was exhausting. Now, it’s not as hard on the body as it is on the mind and heart. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2016 in Family

 

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