With today’s modern-day parents reportedly feeling stressed and unable to effectively juggle both their working and home lives, family life is perhaps more challenging than it’s ever been before. In fact, parental stress can actually have detrimental effects on the health and well-being of the kids, leaving them much more likely to experience stress and anxiety themselves.
It’s normal for family life to be chaotic every now and then. After all, no family is perfect! But if you’re finding yourself and your family immersed in a constant cycle of chaos and stress, it’s high time you did something about it for the sake of both you and your kids. If you’re secretly crying out for an extra helping hand, below you’ll find some of today’s top apps and gadgets expertly designed to tackle family related stress and restore calm happiness once again.
Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat
No one wants to wake up to a freezing cold house. But, if you don’t have a timed thermostat ready to start heating your home ready for when your family wakes up, you’ll likely be ready to leave before your home even starts to get warm.
One of the main struggles parents face is getting their kids up in the mornings, and this will be much more challenging if it’s freezing cold. With the innovative Honeywell Thermostat and accompanying app, you’re able to set specific temperatures and heating schedules in a matter of seconds. User-friendly and adaptable to fit your exact family schedule, this thermostat is a simple method of making the morning routine a whole lot easier.
Alarm Clock for Me
If a toasty warm home isn’t quite enough to get you and your kids out of bed in time, Alarm Clock for Me is a great solution as it not only features an alarm to wake you up but also boasts mechanisms designed to lull you to sleep too!
With this alarm clock app for Android, you’re able to customize the alarm sound to your favorite song as opposed to the standard ‘screech’ of a typical alarm. Also able to play sleep-inducing white noise or relaxing tunes, you’ll be safely lulled to sleep to give you the best chance of a good night’s rest and a less challenging task of getting up!
If there’s one thing that will cause a rift between parents and kids, chores is almost always right at the top. But, with ChoreMonster by your side, getting your kids to do household jobs will be easier than ever.
Simply use the app to list chores with a specific deadline, and your kids will be given points each time they complete a chore on time. These points can then be exchanged for rewards, giving your kids an incentive to want to do their chores as opposed to being forced.
A small degree of chaos is completely normal for the modern-day family; it’s when the chaos becomes constant and overwhelming that stress and anxiety can arise. But the above apps are a great place to start in counteracting the chaos and improving the well-being of both yourself and your kids!
Janet Kennedy is a Mom who, if you’ll excuse the expression, is often flying by the seat of her pants with so much to do!! Apps and gadgets are her savior, read which ones she recommends!