7 Things Chronic Cheaters Do in Relationships: How to Spot Them

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…

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

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…

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6 Swedish Christmas Traditions to Get You into Holiday Spirit

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Parental Alienation: Signs, Causes and Long-Term Effects

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…

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White Knight Syndrome or Why You Attract the Wrong People

Maybe there’s a reason why you’re not finding Mr. Right. Maybe it’s the white knight syndrome which causes you to pick the wrong partner. As I think back on my early adulthood, I remember many times when I rescued partners in relationships. I gave them money, in which they wasted, I gave them 100% of my energy, even though I think they probably…

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How to Raise a Strong-Willed Child with These Parenting Tips

Is your child strong-willed? Good. If they're not, you'll be interested to see why this is a good thing. Your child is an extension of yourself and you want them to thrive in every way possible. Raising a strong-willed child takes attention and detail, but it is possible. When raising kids you want them to embrace the good traits that you have and…

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Ambivalent Attachment Style: 6 Signs Your Partner Has It

One of the most stressful characteristics of a relationship is the ambivalent attachment style. You’re either hot or cold, and it's irritating. An ambivalent attitude is strange in its attachment style. One moment you are clingy and the next you want nothing to do with your partner. You cannot decide whether you’re accepted or whether you’re being rejected. Let me tell you, it’s…

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3 Absolutely Worst Things Annoying People Do in a Conversation

Let’s face it, we all know annoying people, and none of us want to be known as one! Whilst the most important factor in any social situation is being yourself, worrying about your innate habits & being overly self-conscious are never going to help you feel comfortable and confident. Self-analysis can be tough, but it is also a powerful way to identify habits…

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