Parenting Class: Basics for Parenting

Parenting Skills Class
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There are many stressors involved with parenting: work and school conflicts, unexpected and/or chronic illnesses, finances, changing family dynamics… even the daily grind can affect the entire family, wearing away little-by-little at each individual. We’re going to address these stressors, behaviors that need addressing from both the parent and the child, and we’re going to discuss the parent’s responsibility to look at child-raising as more than just another job. Our hope is to help you, the parent, engage and connect with your child(ren). So grab a piece of paper (a notebook or a printer and a ream of paper) and a pen, curl up with a good cup of tea or coffee and your computer, and let’s get to work.

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Life Skills: A Clean Home

I have to be honest. I am not a skilled nor strong housekeeper. In fact, I’m looking for help in the house because of medical reasons, so there’s that. I did ask for advice, tips and tricks on facebook (there’s that social media again!), so I hope to be able to share some helpful words with you here.

Pinterest is full of advice and I even found this board on Cleaning 101: There are numerous websites dedicated to cleaning tips and tricks (like flylady), and we’ll list some of the sites we found here: Continue Reading →