Each week we scour the internet to find skimmable articles for moms. Enjoy this week’s Smart Reads and post a comment if something moves you!
🎗 Awareness 🏡 Home 🗂 Productivity 🥗 Wellness 🧗 Growth 👨👩👧👧 Family
🧗🏽♀️ What can we say? Elsa was wise beyond her years.
“Raising kids is never easy. And it’s even more difficult to let them go. I think most parents want to protect their kids as much as possible, but we need to let them turn into responsible adults.”
Read Letting Your Kids Grow Up: Some Tips For Easing The Transition by Dr. Carol Morgan
🏡 Your kids want you to regain your independence!
“Children, too, relish in seeing their parents building a life that doesn’t always revolve around them. It also takes the pressure off.”
Read How to Thrive in an Empty Nest by Lisa Heffernan and Jennifer Breheny Wallace
🗂 Why do adults ever stop playing?
“When we play, we nurture our relationships, support our physical and mental health, and increase creativity and productivity.”
Read Adults Need Play, Too! by Rebecca A. Weiner, M.Ed.
🎗 They’re always watching and listening… now’s your chance!
“By showing your child that independence is a positive thing for both you and for her […] you are setting the stage for your child to move toward independence at her own pace, with confidence and self-assurance.”
Read How to Encourage Independence in Your Child by Katherine Lee
👨👩👧👦 The best time to start teach independence is when they’re young. The second best time? Today!
“At some point, your child will become an independent adult. It’s your job as their mom to help foster this independence. It begins when they’re very young.”
Read 4 Things Moms Can Do To Promote Their Child’s Independence by Pam Myers
🥗 Avoid the syndrome!
“If your last child is about to leave home and you’re worried about empty nest syndrome, plan ahead. Look for new opportunities in your personal and professional life.”
Read Empty nest syndrome by The Mayo Clinic Staff