Over the last few years there has been an unbelievable rise in children visiting the doctor with sleeping problems. According to a recent survey there has been a tenfold increase in the number of kids visiting the hospital or GP with sleep related issues. This rise isn’t surprising given that it marries up with the accessibility to mobile devices.
Bereavement is very hard for us all to deal with, no matter how old we are. But children will find it particularly difficult to cope with death and loss, especially if they have never experienced it before. This is one reason why some parents decide to get a pet while they have children. Some parents think that the eventual death of a pet is an important life lesson for children to go through, and will help prepare them for even more significant losses. Read more
Author – Jayson Goetz
Teens and Financial Responsibility
Like most teenagers, I hated high school math classes. Don’t get me wrong, I understood the importance of basic arithmetic skills, and I could even see value in geometry. Advanced calculus, on the other hand, made me wonder, “when will I ever use this?” Now that I’m older, I wish I could have taken classes like “Interest Rates 101” or “Advanced Budgeting.” My mom did her best to prepare me for “the real world,” but some lessons are impossible to learn without experience.
When you find out you are pregnant, you know things are about to change forever. You’re ready for that (as much as you can be, anyway). Changes are going to happen to you, and to the way you live. What you may not be ready for is the way they will keep changing for the next several years. In many ways, that’s the story of parenthood. One huge change accompanied by endless smaller ones. Read more