15 Quotes To Help You Appreciate Your Parents When You Have To Move Back Home After College

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College life is over… welcome back home?

After spending four long (or maybe short) years at college having the time of your life, getting to do whatever you want and staying up late, reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Unless you were lucky enough to get a job immediately after you graduate, you’re most likely broke and have very little in the way of future prospects. With nowhere to go, you have to move back home…with your parents.

Cue the daily sighs.

It’s so deflating having to move back home. You have to go back to being stuck in one room instead of having a whole apartment or house to yourself. You can’t make food at two in the morning and you certainly aren’t going to be partying a whole lot anymore. Stripped of your freedom, you’re left to simply wait until you finally get the opportunity to leave.

If you can relate to this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There are very few people who actually want to live with their parents once they’re an adult. And once you get a taste of being on your own, you never want to go back.

It can be a pretty less-than-ideal situation, but there are ways to make it better. You can try just having basic conversations with your parents about your day or offer to help around the house. Little things can help to keep the harmony at home, which is what you should aim for. Constantly fighting with your parents after moving back in isn’t going to help anyone.

Of course, things like that are sometimes easier said than done, especially if your home life was already rocky. If actions also aren’t really your thing, maybe try words. While going back home isn’t really ideal, a parent and their child should still do their best to have a functional relationship. So, here are the words of others with wise quotes about going home again after college that will hopefully help you cope with living at home again after college.

1. First, you never know when your parents will be gone.

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” –Maya Angelou

2. We learn a lot from them, even when we’re older.

“Our parents can show us a lot of things: they can show us

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25 Powerful Quotes About Being A Single Parent Every Single Mom Or Dad Can Relate To

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Thank you for all you do.

Single Parents Day on March 21 was a day to celebrate all of the amazing efforts displayed by single moms and single dads all over the world, but you can never appreciate all of their hard work enough — especially all in one day.

A single parent’s job is difficult because they’re playing the role of a mother and father while juggling work and keeping the household in check.

Some of the most hardworking and amazing people I know are single parents. I would know — I was raised by a single mother who immigrated from Vietnam in the late 80s. My mother spent most of her life working so that she could earn enough money to send my brother and myself through college. It’s her selfless, hardworking, strong personality that I hope to have even a fraction of. For this, I understand and appreciate what all the single parents in this world do for their kids.

But single parents are only human and they have emotions too. Just like everyone else, they have their limits and breaking points, which are often hidden behind a strong and smiling facade.

So in honor of all the brave and strong single parents, here are 25 relatable and inspiring quotes about being a single mom or a single dad to remind you how amazing these parents really are, year round.

1. Doing normal things is a luxury to them.

“I’m always working, and I’m a single parent, so I don’t think I have time for stuff most normal people do.” — Charlie Murphy

2. No amount of preparation is enough

“I was not prepared to live as a single parent”. — Annette Funicello

3. They work 10 times harder than anyone else.

“I was illustrating, and I was cleaning people’s houses; I was doing whatever I could to take care of my kid as a single parent.” — Emil Ferris

4. Everything has its pros and cons, but the pros make it all worth it.

“Being a single mother is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears, but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” — Unknown

5. It’s a superpower of its own category.

“I’m a single parent. What’s your superpower?” — Unknown

6. A single parent has the power of two.

“She has to have four arms, four …

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21 Of The Most Inspiring Quotes For Parents Raising Adopted Kids

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Take these to heart.

If you’re in the adoption sphere, then you already know there are some major differences between parenting an adopted child and a biological child.

Learning about these differences often causes fear and insecurities in adoptive parents, but, as these brilliant parenting quotes and pieces of parenting advice from experts show, these fears have little to do with the differences between raising an adopted child or a biological kid.

In fact, the differences aren’t the issue at all. The issue lies in your ability as an adoptive parent to cope with them.

Here are 21 of the best parenting quotes and pieces of advice all adoptive parents should know:

1. Deal with your past.

“The best gift an adoptive couple can give their child is to work through their own issues of abandonment and loss [ … which] greatly affect[s] how they act and react in their relationship to their child.” — Nancy Verrier

From one of the best adoption books on the market, Nancy Verrier’s overarching message is that before you try to fix your child’s issues, you need to clean up your own past in order to be an effective parent.

2. Check your perspective.

“Problems are not problems. Coping is the problem.” — Virginia Satir

How we experience life is a matter of perspective. What we define as a problem is merely our inability to cope based on the meaning we have given to it. What one complains about, another rejoices in.

3. Learn your child’s love language.

“Love felt by the parent does not automatically translate into love experienced by the child.” — Dr. Gabor Maté

Recognize that either your or your child’s views of love could be skewed.

To some people, love means being protected and watched over — but to a kid, they could experience your protectiveness as being controlled. Or, perhaps your way of showing love is hugs, closeness, and bonding — but for a traumatized child, they could interpret these gestures oppositely and feel threatened instead.

4. Think beyond the more tangible aspects of raising a kid.

“There is a great deal more to preparing for an adopted child than fixing up a nursery or having money in the bank for a college education. There is a real need for emotional stability, honesty, and the willingness to become truly informed about what this process means for the adopting parents

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