Any parent who has a child will tell you that out of everything that they have encountered in their lifetime, raising a child was one of the most difficult yet rewarding experiences.
This article is one way that Big Fish Tutors would like to say thank you for your hard work and perseverance.
As parents, your utmost priority is to create a life where your kids have everything they need. You want to see them succeed and be happy, taking them forward to a fulfilling life.
Today, as National Parent’s Week approaches, we want to recognise and appreciate all that parents do. This gratitude is not only for our parents but for every parent who is deeply involved in their child’s life.
Unfortunately, there are many young kids without parental support. This is why we thank the ones who selflessly dedicate their lives to making sure their kids don’t have to compromise.
Both research and life experience have shown us that parents who aren’t afraid of showing love and being involved in their child’s life raise better human beings. On the other end of the spectrum, the absence of parental support creates many hardships for children as they grow older.
Why is this so?
The reason is very cliché but very true. It’s the love and affection along with advice, understanding and respect that makes the difference. Children being as observant as they are, whatever the parents do have a huge impact on their development.
If they see a healthy relationship between their parents regardless of whether they are together, this sets good examples of how they build relationships.
Their interest in their mental and intellectual development also changes depending on how the parents decide to facilitate it.
Whether it’s reading books and engaging in activities that nurture their learning skills, you can support their future learning.
This feeling of gratitude is for all parents. Your children might not show it (especially angsty teenagers), but your attention and time change their lives for the better.
Celebrate Parent’s Week
In the UK, we dedicate a week in October to loving parents across the nation. To celebrate, why not spend some quality time with your children and enjoy being in each other’s company?
If you are out of ideas, here are two ways you can enjoy your time together:
Family Game Night
Everybody has a competitive streak in them. Why not celebrate this Parents Week by tucking away the technology and gathering in the family room for a fun game? It could be Scrabble, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, or card games.
Make a Meal Together
This can be a lot of fun, especially if you have children who love to cook or help around in the kitchen. It can be a great bonding experience and will get you all working together as a team. Plus, sitting down to eat at the end of the day and having a laugh with each other is unbeatable.
Even something simple like looking through old photos and videos can be fun as well. The whole idea is to get together, have fun, and remind each other that you love them.