Family plays a huge role in the life of every one of us. Here you will find family and parenting related articles that will give you recommendations on how to deal with your parents and family members, as well as how to raise happy and healthy children.

10 Things Only a Child of Overprotective Parents Will Understand

If you are the child of overprotective parents, you know that it can be really complicated to do things that your friends take for granted. You can’t just casually tell your parents what you’re going to do as you’re walking out the door! If these ten things sound familiar to you, you are undoubtedly a child of overprotective parents. 1. It’s just easier…

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6 Reasons Spending Time With Family Is More Important Than You Think

The next time one of your loved ones nags at you about spending time with family, you may want to take the grumbling seriously. Studies prove that you should, for many reasons. Finding quality time in this busy day and age is a challenge, but not impossible. There are a few ways you can set it aside for your loved one without feeling…

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Toxic Family Members and How to Recognize Them

The words "toxic family members"make my stomach turn. Let me help you recognize these people and improve your relationship with them. First off, it’s hard to talk about something that has impacted my life with such fierce control. This is especially true if you’re still dealing with said toxic family members. Oftentimes, I’d rather talk about something else to keep from becoming overwhelmed…

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3 Troubling Differences between the Current Generation of Children and That of Past Decades

When comparing the current generation of children to that of past decades, it’s easy to see some troubling differences. Many of these differences are the result of new technology that just wasn’t available in the recent past and therefore was not a problem until now. Three of the main differences between the current generation and children of the past are the addiction to…

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Alcohol Addiction: Signs That Someone You Love Is Suffering

Many people would be able to agree that alcohol addiction is a type of disease that is very difficult to live with. Most of the time, alcohol addiction can affect all aspects of someone’s life and that includes the people around them. Friends and family of the person who is suffering from this affliction may want to help them but might not know…

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Why Do Relationships Fail So Often in Today’s World?

Is there anyone in today's world who can't identify with the anguish caused by the failure of a relationship? Relationships fail more often than ever before. I submit that there’s no adult living in today's world who hasn’t felt despair at the gaping chasm which exists between our ideals of what a relationship should be, and the reality that we’re confronted with. And…

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10 World-Changing Lessons Pueblo Indians Teach Their Children

Few educators can match the expertise of the Pueblo Indians. Pueblo Indian writer Leslie Harmon recounts her years growing up in the Leguna Pueblo Reservation in the book "Yellow Woman and the Beauty of the Spirit." She recalled that everyone was a teacher and all activities had the potential to teach children. The book makes it unequivocally clear that people should not introduce…

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10 Signs You Are Bearing Your Mother’s Insecurities (and How to Get Rid of Them)

You feel insignificant, unwanted, and incompetent. You struggle with self-doubt and are not sure what its source is. And yet, you have grown so accustomed to these emotions that you cannot imagine living in another, better way. Many daughters encounter such maelstroms, thanks to the negative relationships they have with their mothers. You may have such insecurities but be unaware of them. Before…

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15 Signs That You Have Controlling Parents and How to Deal with Them

All parents want the best for their children. They want their young ones to turn out to be upstanding, knowledgeable adults who contribute to society. Some parents, believing that their adult children are too inexperienced to make decisions, pull all stops to manage their lives. They inadvertently become "monster parents".  Many of them interfere with their children's activities and relationships. Others become pushy…

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14 Cute Watercolors Show How the Relationship Between a Daughter and a Father Should Be

Watercolors created by painter Snezhana Soosh vividly illustrate how the relationship between a daughter and a father should be. The world we are living in is far from perfect. We are used to reading about shocking things in the newspapers or hearing about something unjust every day. Too often this world is unfair to its children and we frequently hear about the misfortunes…

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