A Parents Guide To Survival
it will share tons of useful tips, strategies and techniques that will strive to help parents become all they an be. All without having to join the Army!
Yes… that’s a joke.
Here we help you understand the importance of learning how to correct your child’s behavior while giving you the power to train yourself, as well as your child like a dog! Did I forget to mention that we’ll be doing it from a more comedic and intimate parenting perspective. Whoopsie!
Being a stay at home dad with no support group who doesn’t use childcare, I will use my years of parenting experience and research to help try and provide useful parenting tips, advice and guidance to help people survive the daily in’s and out’s of parenting. Seeing as I am already helped raise on child, who is now in her mid-twenties, and am now raising to extremely active children under the age of 4… I know it all.
Your Virtual Internet Support Group
Whether your a part-time parent, use a nanny or have a great support group none of us have an easy job when it comes to parenting. All parents have something different to offer and on the section of my blog website I will try to bring people together so we can all share our unique parenting tips and experiences to help each all of us other survive the parenting experience without screwing our kids up to much.
Granted, some families me be similar in nature but no two children or families will ever be exactly alike. Our goal here is to help encourage people from all walks of life to share their different ideas, techniques, styles and stories about parenting so we can help everyone grow. Learning the best ways to raise our child or children while not only surviving the experience of parenting, but becoming better people and families because of it!. Here we strive to answer some of the most talked about and important questions parents want answered while having fun doing it! Besides, if I really like your advice and have not come up with the idea already (like that’s every gonna happen….again, joking) I may use it for my book and actually reward $$$ you for it.
Have a funny story? We want to hear and talk about it!
Found a great technique that works wonders with your children? What the hell are you waiting for… please share it!
Want to call me or someone an idiot who doesn’t know what they are talking about … well, please keep that to yourself or we’ll bust out the Ban Hammer and show you the door (unless you can be really funny about it… in that case we’ll keep you around until you become more annoying than funny ;-).
Hey, if you can’t laugh about the insane world of parenting, you’ll definitely go nuts in the process of raising them!
No time for mean people here though, dealing with our little love monsters can be brutal enough already!
Parenting’s tough enough when dealing with adolescent children so we kindly ask the adult children to find their own way out and expect some to rear their heads from time to time so please don’t take things personally…
Discussing The Realities Of Parenting While Adding Humor To The Conversation…
Parenting is the most difficult job anyone could ever have and we all come from different worlds with access to different resources. The reason is simple, kids are unpredictable, take years worth of education, training and endless levels of support that would drive a manager crazy! AND THAT IS JUST THE START! Anyone that says being a stay at home parent to my face would get the back of my hand really fast…lol
The goals here at Parenting 101 – aka“The Stay At Home Parents Guide to Survival” is to here to give people access to as many different perspectives as possible. As any parent of even one child, let alone multiple children, will tell you. YOU NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET! This blog site will also feature many parts of my coming book as well as hopefully give me more material to add to it. If I like you idea and plan to use it I will give you credit for it but please keep in mind, it is now mine and you have no reasonable right to presume that you will get any compensation for it. If I do publish my book for profit, and I haven’t already come up with the idea prior I will however give you $100 for your idea. Why? Well, because I’m such an awesomely nice guy…lol Na, it’s because you deserve it! Especially if it is such a great idea that I think I should take one of my own ideas/techniques I’ve spend years looking for, researching and testing then decide replace it with one of your own So why the heck not right!
Why Does The World Need Parenting 101?
Well, because all those books out there suck! Many have a tenancy to lead people to believe they have all the tools they need to help you raise a child…this is BS! Every child’s needs are unique; no one has all the answers, PERIOD! But, together we can try to help point people in the right direction and give them options base on our combined experience and not just bunch of fancy letters behind or name(s). The reality is, we can learn more from our own kids than we ever realized and I plan to show you how…
The best thing anyone could do is keep a log of what works and what doesn’t … at the very least, share your parenting discovery(s) with another parent and get some feedback. I did this when I was a single teen parent and it saved my life and I do it now that I’m much older and wiser. Why? Because when you raising a child, you have to try anything and everything possible. Why else do you think parenting is so hard…hahaha
Whatever you do in life, just don’t take it too seriously. Pushy parents who “tell” you what to do are not really helpful now are they and almost every parent agrees with this, even the ones who are pushy…lol. Many of these parents just haven’t learned enough from their own children to understand that we are all different and need to accept that we all learn and adapt to the world in our own way.
What I plan to share throughout Parenting 101 are some of the lessons/experiences we can learn from while adding some humor to the conversation as well all need to learn to laugh a little more when dealing with the stresses of life and parenting. Sharing some of the techniques I’ve picked up along the way that can help you raise happy, healthy children while also sharing with you some of the things you shouldn’t do. In doing so, hopefully you can will learn to become more productive and resilient parents while using our combined parenting expertise to help you find your bliss and who you were meant to be along the way.
Will my of the people on this blog/forum’s techniques work for everyone? Absolutely not! All you have to do is have more than one child and you’ll quickly see that each child reacts differently to any given situation than the next. Even though there are many ways to help raise or guide a child and many may work. Odds are you’ll find more often than not that you may need to do some tweaking here and while other times you may even see the need to completely change your parenting/child-raising strategy. The trick is to try many different approaches and constantly adapt your strategy until you find what works for each individual child. The more you can adapt, the better prepared you will be to handle the insanity that is raising children. Why do I call it insanity? Well, because almost every year just when you think you’ve got it down, you find yourself needing to pretty much be a different parent to adapt to the fact that as each year passes, your child becomes a different person … TALK ABOUT KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES AND DRIVING YOU NUTS!
So, I hope you enjoy my blog and I look forward to sharing and learning with you!
What Makes Me Think I Am Qualified To Talk About Parenting…?
That’s a very valid question. Especially seeing as I am just a man who was not gifted with the natural nurturing instincts of woman. Although that may be very true, I am a woman trapped in a man body…lol Well, not really even though I can be sensitive at times. I have however been fortunate enough to learn a great deal about parenting in my many years as both as a single teen father whose first child was conceived when he was just 15. Having been involved in my first daughter life quit regularly I helped raise her well enough to do well in school, go off to college. Granted I made more than my share of mistakes in the process, we tend to learn more from our mistakes than our accomplishments anyway. Being a young active father I pretty much took every bit of advice on parenting as I could get so I learned a great deal considering my circumstances…
Having also been raised by a young single mother who gave me the resources I needed to survive in one of the toughest environments you could raise a child in helped considerably as well. Was my mother perfect, not by a long-shot! But without her I would’ve never survived the living hell I went through and would’ve never had the strength to find the happiness I have now found. She taught me more than anything that you don’t have to give your child everything in order for them to become happy adults, you just have to give them the right things. And, she gave me just what I need to overcome some pretty huge setback and obstacles in life which has inspired me to do the same which is why I write.
Now although most of my experience and knowledge come from having chosen to do what so few young fathers under similar circumstance have by actually sticking around and participated in the raising of my child for the vast majority of her upbringing. I’m now also a father of two very young girls as well which is where I draw most of the material I will post in my blog from. I’ve endured many of the struggles that comes with helping to raise a child’s under some of the most insane circumstances while making a ton of mistakes along the way. What a pain I the assets that was…hahaha.
Was I perfect, not even close! But in spite of my own shortcomings and constant mishaps along the way I have learned a great deal. Of which, has given me an incredibly insightful perspective while helping me learn the value and strength that woman have. I guess I’ve become a little bit of a feminist along the way as well…lol
On top of that, I am also a stay at home disabled father who tries to work while having no support group (as I stated before) that is raising two very energetic girls under the age of 4 while his wife who works full time. I have no day’s of, no one to let me have some time to myself and don’t have time to cry into a pillow (well…maybe a few minutes here and there). So this alone provides me with a variety of experience, a lot of strength and a great deal of perspective while teaching me many lessons from a multitude of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to parenting. Yes, I cook. Yes, I clean (even though I kinda suck at it) and yes I take my kids out to play almost daily. And I mean actually play with them. Not just drop them in the yard and do my housework. Of which, make me exhaustedand uniquely qualified to talk about this particular topic of discussion.
Having tried a lot techniques and programs to help children become healthy, I know that I’ll never know it all. But am at least willing to talk about or try new things to help keep my children happy, healthy and capable of adapting to an ever changing world that can be quite brutal to children who are not prepared to face the world in its current state. It’s all about sacrifice and I can say with a great deal of confidence that I have sacrificed way more than many people could ever image for my all children and would do it all over again without batting an eye.
Let’s face it girls and boys, when it comes to raising children … us parents need all the help we can get so let’s talk about what works for you and maybe you can help other people avoid the same mistakes we all make while taking advantage of the tools we can all bring together so we can help make raising kids easier for us all. As any parent will tell you, “Every little bit helps!” And here, we are looking to provide a whole lot more help than just a little bit…