There are three things your friends will NOT tell you when you decide to become a parent.
1. Parenting is a 24/7 commitment that is frustrating, exhausting, hard and, at times, terrifying.
2. Parenting is the most satisfying, exhilarating, and rewarding job in the world.
3. You are not, and never will be, a perfect parent.
No, the most important job in the world is NOT running the country as President. The most important job in the world is Parenting.
Although you will never be a perfect parent you can be a successful parent. All parents can use a bit of help at times. Browse the excellent Successful Parenting Web site below to find tips, hints, and help with parenting issues.
The Successful Parenting Web site has various sections that includes topics about the ages and stages of children, parenting skills, family news in the news, and categories such as Family Time and Activities that Teach, Holidays and Special Occasions, Home and Family Life, Kid's Health and Safety, Responsibilities and Rules, and School Life, plus a newsletter to let you know what is new each week.
Ages and Stages
Click on Ages and Stages near the top of the Web page to find the stages of children from infant, toddler, preschooler, school age children, preteen or tween, teens and young adults. Click on each one to find tips, resources and information for that particular age group.
In this section you'll find resources to help you will Parenting Skills, such as an article about "How to Listen to Your Kids."
In Family News
Find informative Articles and information in the news about Dads and newborn babies, Dads in jail that are getting free parenting classes, and a study that shows kids of parents who are deployed or recently come home from the war are at a much higher risk of alcohol use, etc.
Family Time and Activities That Teach
Check out some of the recommended Family Activities That Teach, such as movies for the family to enjoy, 10 outdoor summer activities for kids, and five things that pets teach.
More From Successful Parenting
Find baby gift ideas in the Holiday and Special Occasions section.
Print out chore charts in the Home and Family Life section.
In the Kid's Health and Safety category find an article on how to prevent, prepare, and deal with motion sickness in children.
In the Responsibilities and Rules section you can find tips on how to get your child to help with chores.
School Life is where you will find information about homework, parenting conferences, home schooling and much more.
Successful Parenting Newsletter
Sign up for the Successful Parenting Weekly Newsletter to get up to the minute parenting news, information, resources and tips. Sign up for the newsletter on the left hand side of the front page. It's quick and easy to do. Just type in your first name, your last name, your email address, and click on Subscribe. Then check your email for a confirmation link.
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