No one starts off as a super-parent. Sure, some people seem to have a knack for all-things-parent, but knowing how best to nurture and discipline your child and figuring out a healthy routine comes with time. After all, our needs as human beings change over time — those of our kids changing the most rapidly.
So, instead of burdening yourself to be the quintessential parent from the start, strive to get better each day and embrace the experience. With that in mind, That’s Total Mom Sense Podcast host Kanika Chadda-Gupta presents some helpful and informative tips and resources for you to consider as you navigate the joys and challenges of parenthood.
Take Care of Yourself
Good parenting starts with you, the parent, practicing self-care.
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- 5 Realistic Ways to Practice Self-Care as a Parent
- Teach Your Kids the Value of Self-Care by Creating Healthy Habits
Manage Your Time
Time seems to disappear when you become a parent. Remain cognizant of how you can manage your time, and make sure your priorities are in order.
- 15 Ways to Better Manage Your Work-Life Balance as a Parent and Entrepreneur
- Time Management Tips for Parents: 15 Dad-Approved Tricks to Get More Done
Prepare for the Future
Once you become a parent, planning ahead becomes a top priority. Laying a stable foundation now can make all the difference.
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- Going Back to Work? Learn How to Get an Accounting, Nursing or Teaching License
Find Your Rhythm in Each Season
Each season and each stage of parenthood comes with a unique set of joys and challenges. Aim to maintain your rhythm and adjust as needed.
- How to Set Up a Family Routine That Works
- Family Exercise Ideas for Every Season
- How To Relax at the Weekend When You Have Kids
It’s not realistic to assume that you will be a perfect parent from the start. However, you can make efforts each day to grow into a phenomenal one. As you resolve to practice self-care, manage your time well, maintain a healthy rhythm, and develop your discipline strategies, you will be well on your way to being the best parent you could hope to be.
Guest post by Karen Weeks