Being a parent is probably the most difficult job in the world. You work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your boss is incredibly demanding, and probably shorter than you are. There are no vacations. Even so, the benefits can't be beat—except maybe when the boss goes back to school.
The stress of a new school year can make you forget some of the benefits of being a parent. It's an adjustment time for you and your child. Keeping your child safe, healthy and happy during the school year becomes your number one priority. Here are some back-to-school tips to make the transition a little easier and a lot healthier.
Preparation is always the key to diminishing stress. Whether it be purchasing the correct tools, getting tasks done ahead of time or instilling healthy habits in your children, preparation will help you breathe easier.
Friends and stress are issues that concern a child's happiness. Parents can learn when to be involved and when to step back.
With school violence and the threat of online predators, modern parents are dealing with new concerns.
Whether it is getting home safely or completing their homework, there are ways you can teach your children maturity and responsibility.