We live in a world where parents can’t help but feel like outsiders when it comes to raising children.
And as we’ve learned through our research, that’s just not true.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking your job as a parent isn’t going to involve a lot of time and effort, but in fact it is.
Here are 10 tips to help you take the next step in raising a young child.1.
Find a local mommy and daddy2.
Read the local news and learn about what’s happening in your area3.
Ask your mom and dad for tips and ideas4.
Listen to local parenting podcasts and watch videos5.
Make sure your kids are fed and have fun6.
Talk to the people who work at your farm.
You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from them7.
Take some time for yourself and get away from the computer.
You don’t need to be working for a paycheck, but if you’re feeling lazy and want to be creative, there’s no better way to make your own time than through writing.8.
Visit a local bookstore or library.
Read a book about your family and the farm you live on, or maybe start a gardening course9.
Take your kids to a farm and give them a tour10.
Watch a farmer’s market.
Find something special to share with your kids11.
Get creative with some crafts for kids, such as a craft basket12.
Make a list of things you love to do on your weekend and set aside a certain number of hours each week for each activity you enjoy13.
Learn how to take care of your kids with a new friend14.
Play outside with your family or friends15.
Take a trip to a local farm for a day or two.
If you’re a mom, get your kids a few days off to have a good time with your new friends16.
Do some simple chores around the house like taking the kids to the garden or picking them up for a walk17.
Take the kids for a hike, play with them, or even do some of the activities you’re not interested in.18.
Take them to a craft or other outdoor activity.
It can be as simple as a few blocks of playtime, or as involved as taking them on a tour of the local community19.
Read some gardening books, like the one you can buy at the farmers market20.
Try your hand at some gardening or make your kids play in the garden, which will keep them busy.21.
Check out some of your favorite farm-to-table food.
You can buy fresh produce, such a veggies and herbs, for yourself, or order them at a local market.
Or if you can’t find your favorite ingredients at a grocery store, try the farmers markets of your local town or city.22.
Get your kids together with a group of friends and make a project together.
Have a group cook together or cook a dinner together and then share the results online.23.
Take an online cooking class for your kids, or you can take a cooking class online.
This class will teach you how to make food and get the most out of your own cooking time.24.
Go camping with your children.
Camping is a great way to spend time with them and enjoy the outdoors together.
The beauty of camping is that you can cook and have all your family together in one place.25.
Learn to knit.
Learn the basic stitches for making your own yarn and the skill to make a great blanket.26.
Start a knitting class, and it will get you out of the house and into the world of knitting.
You may have to get creative with your own equipment and skills, but it will pay off in the end.27.
Read up on the topic of sustainability.
It will make all of your children’s lives easier and you’ll gain a much-needed perspective on the world around you.28.
Find out what’s really important to you and how to do it better.
Learn about the different types of people in your life and learn how to find out what you love about yourself and your family.29.
Spend time with a friend or family member.
This can be fun, but there’s something so magical about being in a room together with someone you care about.30.
Read about gardening techniques and take a class.
You might learn how your family can use your knowledge to make more sustainable choices.31.
Learn a new hobby.
Start making your very own pottery, pottery and glass, or try your hand with a gardening club.32.
Find new ways to be in touch with nature.
Find some new plants and flowers, or do some outdoor activities.33.
Play some sports or take part in an outdoor activities program.
You never know when a new game, activity or activity might help your kids get in the best shape of their lives.34.
Take part in a field trip to an open-air or