Hi everyone - Happy Monday ! I’m new here :) Here’s a few answers to the intro questions. 1. How old are your kids and what is one thing they've done recently that made you laugh? I have 2 girls age 13 and 11. What has my 13 year old done to make me laugh recently ..? I can’t think of anything sadly. What has my 11 year old done..she likes to curl up on my like a koala when she is being cute and when I have to get up she hangs on my back or leg as if I’m a tree..she is pretty tall now so I can only carry her for a bit..but I love the fact that she still loves physical contact and lots of close cuddles. 2. Parenting can be really stressful - how do you try to keep those stress levels down? I have to have a nana nap on the weekends and I try and get out for a short walk every day..even if it’s just around the block. 3. What led you to ReachOut Parents today? i found the link on the beyond blue site when I googled children and anxiety. 4. Whats your top tip for parents whose kids are about to enter teenage years? im not sure I have any yet as really struggling, I think it would be keep forgiving, keep loving and practice an enormous amount of patience and look after yourself and get lots of sleep..otherwise it’s even harder to forgive and practice patience. 5. Whats the best thing about weekends? sleeping in and having time to do some creative cooking and watching my younger daughter play sport.
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