Each situation differs, but the scenarios are similar: One day you turn around and suddenly realize that your parents are getting older and need help with day-to-day living. When this time comes, it can be difficult for everyone involved. Having a plan in place before it’s needed can therefore go a long way toward alleviating some of the stress.
Before you find yourself taking care of elderly parents, here are some tips to help facilitate the transition to caregiver:
Double, double, toil and trouble! Clair the Good Witch’s spell backfired and she turned into a cat (the main ingredient, toad warts, must have leaped past the expiration date). To reverse the spell, Clair will need to drink the hot green potion bubbling in the cauldron.
Help your child navigate through the cauldron from start to finish to cool the potion so that Clair can drink it to break the spell.
For a single parent, it can seem as if work never ends. Not only do you play the role of breadwinner and sole provider, but you also play the role of caretaker and homemaker. Without a partner on board to share some of the responsibility, anything that even remotely resembles a work-life balance can seem, well, laughable.
It’s not uncommon for single parents who work outside of the home to feel guilty for having to spend time away from their children. They will often attempt to offset feelings of guilt by spending every non-working spare or “free” moment with their children.
It may not be easy, but it is possible – and necessary – to juggle everyone’s schedules and yet manage to find some time for yourself.
Here are five tips to help single parents find work-life balance:
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Teaching teenagers how to manage their finances when they become adults is one of the most important lessons that a parent can impart.
Here are four basic lessons on money-management for teens that parents should plan to teach their teenagers early on: