Parenting || Creating A Secure Life For Your Kids

You don’t need me to tell you this, of course, but kids need a lot of tending to as they are growing up! They are delicate little flowers that take in so much information from their environment. And, the slightest little incident or change can often have a lasting impact. Obviously, this can go one of two ways. You can make their environment safer and better, and they will thrive. Or, you can change things for the worse, and it might have a negative impact. 

With this in mind, I thought I would spend today going through a few things you can do to create a safe and secure space for your child to grow. Take a read - and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section!

Don’t move too often

According to research, children who move house three or more times before they are five can develop issues. Moving home is stressful enough for us adults, so imagine what it’s like for your little ones. And it has a significant impact. Children who frequently change homes are more likely to fail in school, smoke, and drink, and even attempt suicide. Those are stark statistics - so maybe bide your time a little before you move house again?

Save money

Raising a child is expensive, and most of us struggle to manage the costs. However, if you can just put aside a little each month, you will be providing them with a nice little security blanket. Accidents and emergencies happen all the time, and without any savings, they are going to hit your regular finances. It can lead to debt and stress - and it can all rub off on your kids. So, build a financial buffer so that you can remove those impacts from you child’s life completely.

Legal advice

Sensible people have family lawyers - they are not just for the wealthy. A good solicitor will be there for you whenever you need advice, and help point you in the right direction when trouble rears its head. And, should your relationship start to break down, they might be able to help you salvage things in the best possible way

Routine

Kids thrive a lot more when they have a reliable routine. It helps give them the space they need to grow, but at the same time keeps them within boundaries. The more changes that occur, the more confusing it can be for the poor little mites. And, given that their thoughts and bodies are changing almost every day already, they already have a lot on their plate. 

A loving environment

I know how hard it can be when you are under pressure to tidy the house or get the shopping done. And, it’s easy to forget about the needs of your kids when you can’t think straight. But, every once in awhile it’s important to take a break and remind yourself and your children about how much you love them. It has a positive effect - more so than you can imagine. And, it helps give them that nurturing, secure environment they need to thrive.

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