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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

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

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

Healthy Habits for Kids That Boost Emotional, Physical and Intellectual Development

By |2019-11-27T23:21:08+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting|Tags: , , , |

Healthy habits for kids bring the best out of them. Indoctrinating virtuous habits within your child is a step towards their brighter future. For each child and the community as a whole, certain habits are priceless. These habits give your child stability and mental maturity in many different aspects. And what are these habits, you may ask. Well, they are emotional, intellectual and physical habits that lead to the optimal development of the adult. The benefits of these healthy habits are long-term for your kids,

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

Do You Have Overbearing Parents? 7 Signs & How to Deal with Them

By |2019-10-05T21:15:11+03:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

You're scared silly when it comes to having Sunday Dinner with your overbearing parents, and dread the off-the-cuff, critical remarks they make. You're not alone. You shouldn't fear your parents since you're an adult. But it's hard to deal with their tight control, even after decades. If you're uncomfortable with how yours relate to you, you'll find this article useful. Why Are Some Parents Overbearing? All of us are familiar with helicopter parents who micromanage their children, even after they've grown. But what makes them

6 Child Development Theories and What They Reveal

By |2019-09-06T20:01:10+03:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

There were many theories aimed to describe and explain child development, but let's first focus on its definition. Child development entails the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the conclusion of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence, yet having a unique course for every child. It does not progress at the same rate and each stage is affected by the preceding developmental experiences. Because these developmental

How To Deal With Your Angry Teenager And Help Them Cope With Emotions

By |2019-08-18T12:54:45+03:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect to their elders..." Does this sound like something you've said recently about an angry teenager or a quote from a parenting blog? It's actually the words of Socrates spoken nearly 2500 years ago. He's speaking about youth and we can see that issues surrounding them have never changed. He talks about how youth are now tyrants and don't serve their households. Socrates also mentions more about the lack of respect