The Secrets of Great Parents
After a period of time when babies and children start to increase the family tree, married couples get a little frustrated and lost interest and sweetness with each other. But, hey! Married couples can maintain being the happy couple and parents at the same time. Here are the secrets of great parents.
THEY MANAGE STRESS.
The arrival of babies can rock a happy couple’s world in many ways. Inevitably, they will find themselves in a stressful situation; add that to the work deadlines that are looming and the in-laws that are coming this weekend. Something like that! Happy couples know how to manage these stressful situations with confidence. It is not a matter of avoiding stressful situations, it just can’t be helped at times; it is a matter of controlling it. Very simply, just breathe! Some happy couples also do yoga together or allot time each day for meditation.
THEY KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP.
New parents may find it difficult to catch some shut-eye with a newborn who always needs to be fed. But great parents find a way, with mom taking care of the baby for a few hours while dad catches some sleep. When dad finds his groove, it is mum’s turn to bed. Great parents make sleep a priority as they know that not getting enough can pump up one’s risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mood disorders.
THEY KNOW THE RIGHT WAY TO FIGHT.
Couples should know when to pick their battles, when they should hold their tongue and back off, and when to let the little things just slide. Happy couples are those who do not say every bad thought that comes into their heads. They know when to edit themselves, especially when they know that nothing is going to come out of their ranting ways. Great parents also know not to fight in front of their kids or somewhere they can be heard. More importantly, they know when to stop a fight.
THEY KEEP A HEALTHY HOME
With children in their lives, the need to stay happy, healthy and active has never been important than for active parents. They stock their fridge with healthy food choices. They stay active by pursuing a sport or fitness routine. They know when to start losing weight. And they quit smoking. Great parents stop their children from eating junk foods or unhealthy snacks. Instead, they make sure their children taste green vegetables and juicy fruits.
THEY ARE EACH OTHER’S BEST CHEERLEADERS
Lastly, great parents can count on each other, always. They cheer each other on, whether it is working for a promotion, making a costume for their child’s school program, or running a marathon. Great parents help each other in taking care of their kids. They focus on the good in each other and walk hand in hand together. And here is a cute thing about happy parents: They go to bed at the same time. They wait up for each other and embrace each other in a warm sleep.