Mamamia’s Five Golden Rules series takes a pervy look into the lives of Australian families. From parents of toddlers to parents of teenagers, the series asks parents to share their golden parenting rules, including the rules for their kids, and their rules for just getting through the day.
This week, mother-of-six Krechelle shares her Five Golden Rules for parenting tweens.
As a parent to six kids, life is… busy.
To be more descriptive, it’s chaotic, fun, stressful, hilarious, exhausting, rewarding, magical.
There are hundreds of rules I could share with you which we find important for running our beautiful big, little family (in fact, incredibly necessary).
They help me (us) stay on track, keep us kind, and allow us all to function in the best possible way; like the rule to not run in the house, or to keep the chocolate in the pantry on a high shelf... away from little eyes.
But parenting tweens specifically? They feel like a whole new ballgame I’m learning every day how exactly to play.
My kids are aged from 5 to 11 years old, with four of them in that milestone era of being a tween.
From one Adelaide mum of multiple tweens, here are my Five Golden Rules for parenting:
1. Open communication when it comes to finances is a must.
One thing I remember from my childhood is never really understanding the importance of savings or learning about the cost of living; so, a big hello-wake-up-call when I moved out of home, and needed to budget for myself.