If you are an alcoholic, and you read this, go get help. There are a.m. chapters in every city and country of this world. There are no excuses. If you can’t give up drinking, give up your children. Being a parent means being responsible. There are links to A.A. and even internet chapters online. Use them. You owe it to your children.
Engage your school officials. Teachers and principals are overworked and underpaid. Active parental engagement can help schools to create not only a better educational environment, but a healthier one.
Camping is not your thing? Don’t worry, you can find other ways to spend time outdoors without giving up the luxuries that you love for family summer vacations. There are great hotels that are in more rural areas that offer great outdoor activities. You should plan what you want to do, like boating or hiking, and then choose your area and hotel based on where you can go for what you want to do. Staying in a hotel gives you the option to do just about anything that you want whether you want to be outdoors or if you want to find more organized family activities to do.
Yes, goodbyes are difficult. Hopefully, we learn something from each one of these losses (or changes in our lives). As with my dad, he was the one who truly taught me the meaning of love. I lost him when I was only 22 years old. That left an enormous void in my life. He never got to see, know and impart his wisdom to my children. These losses have helped me grow stronger in my life.
When the child’s time is divided equally between his parents, it is called “split custody”. This arrangement can work well for parents who work different shifts. One parent is available when the other parent is at work. Both parties save the cost of child care, and the kids spend their time with their parents, instead of strange care givers.
Talk to your child about school. Share your school experiences with your child so he can have an idea about school activities and subjects. If your child is still hesitant to go to school, tell him that he can make new friends in school whom he can play and share stories with.
When does “normal” drinking begin to cross the line? AA: Alcoholics Anonymous has a list of questions about drinking habits. A yes answer to more than 4 or more questions indicates a problem with alcohol.
Adirondack chair has a unique style. It has a straight back and seat in slant position that makes you feel comfortable when you are sitting on the chair. The chairs have wide armrests where you can place book, glass or bottle of beverage so you might not need a table.