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Having Estranged Adult Children Can Be Painful – How to Cope with It

By |2020-01-09T21:56:05+03:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they’ve become estranged children. What happened? The pain of watching your children, one by one, leave the nest is a hurt that I cannot describe. I have three boys, and one is already moved away. I only see him a few times a year, and it’s still incredibly hard. I have two others still at home, but they are rapidly nearing the age of adulthood. I am terrified, to be honest. I may

7 Things Chronic Cheaters Do in a Relationship and How to Spot Them

By |2020-01-04T19:41:28+03:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

To cheat once is commonly seen as a mistake. But chronic cheaters never really stop cheating. But you can spot them if you try. I’ve been on both sides of this coin. I’ve cheated and I have been cheated on by others. If I were to go back in time, it would be difficult to sort all the situations. But I do know one thing, I didn’t start the ball rolling. I started with faithfulness, and after being married to a chronic cheater, I cheated

6 Reasons Why Yelling at Kids Is More Dangerous Than You Thought

By |2019-12-21T23:32:21+03:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Every parent wants the best for their children. Unfortunately, it's the reason many of them make unwise parenting choices. The startling truth is that yelling at kids can cause more damage than they think. Discipline is a long-drawn, frustrating process. Sadly, kids seldom grow when adults are always yelling at them; it has the opposite effect. We explain why, and what you can do to manage the overwhelm instead of shouting. The Adverse Effects of Yelling at Kids Poor behavior can grate on the nerves

6 Swedish Christmas Traditions You Should Know About

By |2019-12-19T22:54:21+03:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Inspirational|Tags: , , , , , , |

With so many regular customs experienced at Christmas, are you missing out on more unique ones you haven't heard of? There are several Swedish Christmas traditions that are not as common as our traditional gingerbread houses and mistletoe. It is worth it, however, to become more familiar with these traditions as they could add to your enjoyment of the holidays. As great as things like Rudolph and Frosty are, it may be a good idea to broaden your horizons, learn of some new traditions, and

6 Examples of Negging in Relationships and How to Deal with It

By |2019-12-11T12:04:36+03:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

Emotional manipulation can also be seen as negging. There are many examples of negging which can damage your self-esteem. It seems there’s never a shortage of manipulative behavior. Although people are basically good, they are also selfish because not all people who use manipulative tactics have a personality or mental disorder. Some just want to get the upper hand. There are many examples of manipulative behavior including the act of negging. If you’re like me, this is a new word for toxic behavior. What is

4 Effects of Sugar on the Brain That Will Make You Want to Quit It for Life

By |2019-12-11T12:32:53+03:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You probably know that you need to cut down on your sugar consumption. Once you see these issues it causes with the brain, you might be quicker to do so. Sugar is often the most desired taste for a person. Along with salt, the craving for sugar can easily get out of control. The problem is, it is more than just "having a sweet tooth" and there are various effects of sugar on the brain to know of. Often times it's not you that's wanting

Why Is Parental Involvement Important for a Child’s Success?

By |2019-12-05T21:35:22+03:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

This question never fails to trigger thoughts and opinions from parents - how much is parental involvement needed for a child's success? The answer to this is clear. Parents need to participate in their children's education to guarantee the latter's success in school. Their concern should be not whether, but how and when they should be involved. Why Parental Involvement is Important for a Child's Success 1. Boosts Motivation and Behavior Firstly, the presence of a parent keeps a child engaged and willing to persevere

Parental Alienation: Signs, Causes and Consequencies

By |2019-11-26T00:03:13+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Parental alienation describes a process through which a child becomes estranged from a parent as the result of the psychological manipulation of another parent. The child's estrangement may manifest itself as fear, disrespect or hostility toward the parent, and may extend to additional relatives or parties. The child's estrangement is disproportionate to any acts or conduct attributable to the alienated parent. Parental alienation can occur in any family unit but is believed to occur most often within the context of family separation, particularly when legal