Caring For Your Child: 3 Special Occasions

 

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If you are a parent, you will already be well aware of just how much care it takes to effectively look after a child. But even so, there are certain occasions in life when it is likely that you will need to provide some additional support to your child. These are, more often than not, times of upheaval, periods during which there are significant changes to your family’s life, and it is up to you to ensure that you can provide the necessary support at those times, when it is most needed. In this post, we are going to have a look at some of those situations in a little more detail, so you can know what to prepare for.

The First Day Of School

It is something of a sad time for everyone involved when your child needs to start going to school. In all likelihood, you have not been looking forward to not having your child at home with you all day. Similarly, it is very likely that they will be quite upset when you drop them off, and you might be surprised at the level of emotion between the two of you. When this happens, you should try your hardest not to make too much of it. If it seems that they are particularly upset, obviously you want to comfort them, and you should. But try not to draw out the goodbyes for too long. Most people find that this actually only makes it worse, and confirms that it is something to be hugely upset about. The first day is difficult, but remind yourself (and your child) that it will get much easier. See http://www.thejournal.ie/tips-for-parents-on-first-day-of-school-574162-Aug2012/ for more on this.

Moving House

From time to time, it is necessary to move home. This is particularly true if you have something of a growing family! When it is time to move home, you might actually be surprised by how much emotion there is in the family. It can always be stressful carrying out the actual move itself, for a start. What’s more, there are many other factors which might make your child upset. They might be worried about having to make new friends, for example. The first thing is to make sure that you make the move as stress-free as possible by getting help – take a look at www.mybekins.com for more on this – but you should also be sure to comfort your family as well throughout the move. Once you are all settled in, it will be much easier for everyone.

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Leaving Home

When they are older, there will come a time when they need to leave home. When this happens, it will be something of a marker for when you can offload some of your parental duties somewhat. However, every parent knows that this is never fully the case, and during this time you will find yourself wanting to comfort and help them anyway. By all means do so, but also give them the opportunity to grow as an individual.

Anne

I’m a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I’m on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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