Parenting Resources for When You Need a Helping Hand

Our job as parents is to give kids a hand as we guide them through childhood. This is a pretty big job, which is why parents sometimes need a hand, too. Mamas for Mamas is committed to supporting mothers and caregivers in need, so make sure to explore their current programs.

 

There are, of course, many other ways to find a helping hand. One of the great things about parenting in the 21st century is that we all have an incredible tool to find the help we need: the internet! Because the internet is such a wealth of information, we’ve gathered up some of the best help that’s out there for top concerns all parents have — helping children learn, busting boredom, and staying connected as a family.

 

Learning Resources

 

Education goes way beyond the walls of your child’s classroom. The best education starts at home, whether you’re looking for homeschool resources or you simply want to give your kids enriching activities that are as fun as they are educational.

 

Bring STEM Discovery Home

At-Home Meteorology: Storm Spotting for Children

How to Help Your Teen Develop Good Study Habits

 

Boredom Busters

 

When kids call out “I’m bored,” the easiest solution is to fall back on screen time. That’s perfectly fine some of the time, but these resources will give you some other options that kids of all ages will find just as entertaining.

 

How to Put Together Quiet Time Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

10 Fun and Creative Snow Activities for Kids (for Outside and Inside)

7 Hobbies You Can Do With Your Elementary School Age Kids

 

Family Time

 

Our kids need to learn independence and have plenty of free play, but it’s also important to spend quality time together as a family. These ideas range from educational and service projects to games that are just plain fun.

 

9 Creative Ways to Read as a Family

How to Volunteer as a Family and Include Easy Acts of Service for Toddlers

Find Out How to Become a Mamas for Mamas Volunteer

Build Better Communication With Your Kids With These 8 Tips

 

There’s no doubt that today’s connected society can be both positive and negative for us all, including families. We can probably all agree that having more resources is certainly helpful — it takes a village, after all! The next time you feel like your family is in a rut (or someone whines “I’m bored!), give these ideas a try!

 

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Kris Louis is mom to two rambunctious boys. Her oldest is 10 and her youngest is 7. A former advertising copywriter, she recently created parentingwithkris.com, where she puts her skills to work writing about the trials and tribulations of parenting. Kris, her husband, and two boys live in Durham, NC.

Support a Family this Christmas!

 

Hymers Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities is the proud Platinum Partner for the organization’s 2021 Christmas Hamper Program.

The holiday spirit is about giving and spreading joy throughout the communities in which we live and serve. In 2020, we distributed over 6,000 Christmas hampers to families in Canada and over 2,500 in the Okanagan alone! This year we have had an exponential increase in the number of families who need our support. We are faced with an enormous challenge this year, and with your help, you can provide a heart-warming outcome and a little magic this time of year.

Christmas can be the most stressful and challenging time of the year for many. The knowledge that someone has thought about them this Christmas, that they are not alone, can lift the spirits of so many caregivers and children. This year you can donate to a family in need or sponsor a family directly in our community. 
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