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.
There is nothing better than setting your own work hours and being in control of what and how much you do. Lounging around in your sweats and PJs sipping your favorite tea, cocoa-cocoa or coffee while watching your neighbors warm up their cars to go out in the cold commuter traffic is an euphoric feeling. Writing blogs and articles from home offer you these comforts and less nerve wrecking options that a traditional job brings.
Personally, having three kids that play travel soccer, I am more excited about using the transporter for after-school activities. Picture this, your child gets home from school, eats, and does their homework and chores. Then, dressed in their uniform, you wave, and push the button. Just like that they are off to their practice. Multiple kids at different practices across town and- no problem! Just input the GPS coordinates of the practice place and push the button. Your biggest problem will be making sure that the right kid gets to the right event.
Students in public or private schools normally keep all school supplies in their book bags or their lockers at school. For home school children, the locker and book bag are known as home. However, there needs to be distinct differences between the home and school environment.
Focus on building relationships within your family. Treat these people as the most important people in the world to you – because they are! Eat together, play together, study together, giggle together, learn new things together.
Two more hard goodbyes to express are those at the time of a divorce (or an intimate relationship), and also when your children grow up and get married and you say your goodbyes and wish them well in their new lives. That is a bitter sweet goodbye because as parents it is our goal to raise our children to be independent and be able to leave home to start on their own journey.
Take house cleaning as an opportunity to teach your child about organization and charity. As you clean, pack up things you no longer want or need to donate to charity. Have your child do the same. Instead of them constantly pushing old toys to the side, teach the value of donating them to others. Another alternative is to teach your child about organization and business by organizing a yard sale.
Bullying- Bullying comes with schooling and with the advancement in technology bullying is becoming even more threatening. Bullies can now devote a whole website to humiliate and terrorize your child. There have been incidents in which web sites or chat rooms were used in a way to taunt a child and caused that child to commit suicide. Spying in this case, would give the parent enough time to interfere before the child’s emotions can be damaged to the point where they begin to have suicidal thoughts.