July 22, 2022
top trending topics
🔕 Dads, if your teenage daughter Isn’t talking to you anymore… this could be why.
💛 A secure relationship between you and your child is crucial for their emotional development!
😡 Can fighting in front of the kids have negative side effects?
😎 Make memories, laugh, maybe even relax on vacay with these tips.
🤫 Stop the lying! When your child lies, start by asking yourself these 3 things.
tips & tricks for growth
cyberbullying isn’t going away
Our kids are highly active online. They’re digital natives. This is the world they are growing up in. Safety is always a concern, just like it was for us. I want my kids to be safe when they are online, so I want them to be aware of cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is using an electronic device to intimidate, threaten or humiliate another. It’s bullying in a digital world, and it can be done 24/7.
As parents, we need to proactively watch for signs of cyberbullying. Ninety percent of teens surveyed believe cyberbullying is a problem that affects people their age.
Signs of cyberbullying teens may show:
💻 Suddenly stop using their computer, tablet, or phone, even though they’ve always enjoyed it.
💻 Seem nervous when receiving a text or notification.
💻 Shut down their devices when family members approach them.
💻 Allude to bullying without directly saying they are being bullied. Maybe your child talks about drama at school or their lack of friends.
💻 Withdraw from technology, friends, or family.
If you see these signs, don’t just assume they act this way because they are teens. While that may be the case, something deeper may be happening.
when everything seems to be falling apart
“Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin nailed it. But I think he forgot one more inevitability… change.
Change will undoubtedly happen multiple times throughout your life. Some changes are planned, like taking a new job or moving. Some changes are unplanned, like losing a loved one or a job.
When unexpected change hits hard, we often feel like life is falling apart.
The idea of life falling apart in and of itself is very subjective and personal. There’s no standard for what it looks like.
Here are 5 things you can do to help:
1. Take a break.
2. Embrace the present.
3. Connect with others.
4. Evaluate what you can control.
5. Practice self-care.
One single step can lead you in the right direction.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Lauren Hall, wife of 7 years to Daniel, toddler momma, dog momma, and the CEO here at First Things First. Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
💛 If you’ve read any parenting book released since 2010, you’ve probably heard about the “attachment theory” and how each person’s attachment style is developed within the first 3-8 years of their life. @TheSecureRelationship on Instagram focuses on breaking down the attachment theory into practical tools you can use in real-life parenting scenarios. (And in your other relationships, too!) GAME. CHANGER.
📱As parents, we are bombarded with information about emotional regulation, positive parenting, and the list goes on and on and on. My favorite parenting guru to follow is Dr. Siggi on Instagram. She simplifies the emotional regulation game and makes it easy to use on the regular.
🍵 Whether you’re a coffee person or not, the golden milk latte train is worth the ride. Turmeric gives you a natural energy boost, reduces inflammation and tastes absolutely delicious mixed in 8oz of oat milk (or cow’s milk, take your pick). Try this recipe from Whole Foods for a morning jolt or afternoon pick me up! PS: My 3-year-old loves the taste, too. And, he has no idea how good it is for his growing body!
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