There are several reasons why families tend to grow apart. Schedules may conflict, and coordinating time together may be difficult. This lack of family engagement can lead to a breakdown in communication. Luckily, open communication within the family can be built by incorporating some lifestyle changes and new activities. Family time is essential and beneficial to mental and emotional health. Parents can encourage open communication within their families by doing the following.
While largely beneficial innovative strides have been made to provide us with more luxuries and simplify our lives and various tasks, there is also the potential for settling into more sedentary lives. Kids and adults alike spend large chunks of their day sitting down in school or in work and, ideally, time should be allocated to exercise to aid in maintaining healthy weight which helps decrease the risk of developing different diseases such as type 2 diabetes and functions to strengthen different organs which lead to better health.
Parents who wish to help their teenage children prepare for every step of the pre-college journey may be flustered by the intimidating tests known as the ACT and SAT. Many parents may be unfamiliar with the range of materials tested on these exams, and many things may have changed since parents took the tests themselves. Still, one of the concrete steps parents can take to help their teens get into college is to improve their test scores.
Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions that your child will make. This decision often directly influences the rest of their life. This is why parents need to help them determine which college will be the best fit for them.
For most parents, finding common ground with a growing child can often be a challenging process. Increasingly, however, more and more parents are discovering the power of supporting their child’s interests to help their children succeed in both school and in their social lives. In large part, this process mainly comes down to the power of intrinsic motivation in enabling us to succeed in a healthy and self-confident way.