Life can be stressful at times, as an adult things can make me unsettled and snappy. It's no different for children. Their lives are splattered with academia and social pressures, so it's no wonder they get grumpy! To help combat my stresses, I was introduced to meditation by mummy dearest. It's now my duty to support my children by teaching them to respect their minds. Meditation is a great tool to combat stress and has been used for millennia. It's an increasingly popular practise that can be utilised by anyone, anywhere. Jump on the zen train and bring the children along!
Whether you're studying, working from home or starting a new business, having children poses added challenges - time, patience and energy. After taking a year out and having my first baby I went back to studying with a completely different perspective. I'm not sure if it was the year away or becoming a parent, I realised I had an advantage over my peers - I had matured (a little). The on-going drama seemed tedious, I just didn't have the time to waste. Although I make these points to the working parent, these are things I wish I could tell my pre-teen self.