There is a moment in life most of us have to face – a role reversal between us and our parents once they reach a certain age. This is one of the biggest challenges both for the family and the caregivers. The parents, once the pillars of the family are now turning into complete strangers, rundown and behaving like children, their old age brings on the first signs of dementia. Some topics are hard to go through but they have to be raised – and this is a straight talk about aging in the family and parenting your parents.
We all know there are obvious benefits to sleeping with someone else. The endorphins experienced during cuddle-sessions, the calories burned during intercourse, to the shared body heat when you’re freezing your toes off. Yet no one really talks about the benefits of sleeping alone.
These benefits range from an energetic and spiritual level for your soul’s expansion, as well as to a loving and romantic level with your life partner. Whether you sleep by yourself every night, or are in a relationship – setting aside a few nights a week (2-4) to sleep alone whether in a relationship or not, has the potential to provide several benefits on each of these levels.
If only there was a manual to answer every parenting question and solve every dilemma imaginable that came along with being a parent. Unfortunately this isn’t the case, and we’re left to figure things out on our own or with the help of family and friends who have raised children themselves.
Things become a hell of a lot easier however with some simple parenting tips, tricks, and hacks that are so genius and convenient you’ll wish you had thought of them sooner. Below you’ll find a BuzzFeed video that provides a few simple hacks, as well as a list below going into more detail for DIY parenting options.