04-02-2019 12:19 AM - edited 04-02-2019 01:59 AM
Hi - I'm a new member MominNoho
1. How old are your kids and what is one thing they've done recently that made you laugh?
I have a 15 year old daughter. Haven't laughed in a bit.
2. Parenting can be really stressful - how do you try to keep those stress levels down? Been trying to get some rest.
3. What led you to ReachOut Parents today? I need to vent. Wrote a long email earlier - just need support now. Always supporting others, but now I'm the one in need.
4. Whats your top tip for parents whose kids are about to enter teenage years? Therapy & Self Care. They are who they are and they have to figure it out. You can only shape them but so much. If you're lucky, they will come back to you and admit their mistakes.
5. Whats the best thing about weekends? Unwinding
04-02-2019 03:50 PM
Hi @mominnoho and welcome to ReachOut! Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself to the parents community and for letting us get to know you better. It sounds like you might be interested in speaking to other parents about what is happening in your family, is this correct? We would really love to hear more and see how our community can support you. If you click this link here you can write a message to tell the community what is happening in your life and how our community can help.
If you need a hand with getting started, let one of our community members know. We look forward to getting to know you better
04-03-2019 11:56 AM
04-03-2019 12:35 PM
04-03-2019 04:03 PM
My kids are 22 and 25 years
My 22 year old daughter has the behaviour or a 19 year old (born this way, God love her)
I looked for this forum today as I want to learn more and interact with others dealing with parenting issues
Top Tip: Children grow into adults who will challenge you on your past parenting - and that is ok, as we teach them to be accountable so are we.
Weekends are made for replenishing the soul with sport, social gatherings and time out on a blanket on the lawn with your kids.
04-03-2019 04:38 PM
@saphyra massive welcome to you - Thanks for the introduction
Managing teens is challenging enough, without being pregnant too - what a super woman!
I saw your post about your daughter -will pop over there to read properly and repsond.
Again, welcome to the community, and I hope we're able to give you some support through all the stress.
04-12-2019 08:13 AM - last edited on 04-12-2019 03:16 PM by Jay-RO
1. Three daughters 19, 15, 12. I laugh with them about the mistakes I make. Like yesterday getting a speed ticket. Shows them I'm human. I make mistakes. I own up to them. I learn from them. I ask for their input.
2. I cannot control anyone. I can control me. I choose to be happy and calm. I don't let what other people do or say impact me. Drivings a great example. When someone cuts me off I use to yell %$&*. Now I say, "Bless you," as if they've sneezed.
3. Google led me to ReachOut Parents.
4. My eldest daughter once told me, "Dad we have lots of friends but only one dad." I treat my daughters and everyone in my life the same. Like they are my best customer. Instead of talking, I listen to learn how I can help them. "What can I do for you?"
5. Ever day is a gift. Because I don't sit around and think. I'm always doing things I like to do to help others. Tonight for dinner I'm making pineapple chicken. I just took up cooking. I'm getting rave reviews.
04-12-2019 03:16 PM - edited 04-12-2019 03:47 PM
Hey there @Mizzoujk and welcome to the forums!
Being open about the mistakes we make with our kids can show them it's okay.
I also wanted to add that because we are an anonymous forums, I removed your location from the post.
See you around!