The Simple Way to Be a Better ParentNovember 12, 2015
By Jessica Vician
Parenting is overwhelming. Rewarding, but overwhelming.
From remembering the routine but critical things—like feeding your child—to planning a larger focus—like whether to raise your child within a faith—often it’s difficult to keep track of everything you need to do.
Our YOU: Your Child’s First Teacher books simplify parenting with easy-to-understand tasks for each stage of your child’s life. Reading these books helps you keep track of necessary milestones and focus on balanced parenting.
Through the Early Years
For example, you know how important routines are for your baby (and for you). In the Through The Early Years book, one of the first activities shows you how to establish a routine for your infant:
- Choose a time to start the bedtime process every night
- Soothe your baby with a warm bath
- Provide the last feeding and changing of the day
- Snuggle up with a book
- Put your baby to sleep
Knowing what your baby’s night looks like will help you feel less overwhelmed during the day.
Through Elementary and Middle School
The books also share when you should be focusing on building skills to prepare your child for various milestones at school. In the Through Elementary and Middle School book, there is a section devoted to the importance of reading with your child that explains how to teach reading basics so that he or she is prepared to learn how to read independently at school.
Through High School and Beyond
Parents of teenagers know that parenting isn’t hands-off when the kids enter high school. The third book, Through High School and Beyond, offers checklists like how to:
- Transition your child to high school
- Help your teen prepare for college or the workforce
- Keep your teenager healthy
- Support homework and study skills
- Establish technology rules
No matter what stage you’re at in your parenting journey, it’s helpful to have one tool that keeps track of everything you need to do for a happy, healthy, well-balanced child. Grab a set of our YOU: Your Child’s First Teacher books to keep nearby. They’re a quick read that make sure you’re checking off each of the seemingly never-ending boxes.