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11 Signs of Overly-Critical Parents and How to Handle Them

By |2020-02-19T21:35:50+03:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Does your mom or dad keep telling you that you're raising your children the wrong way? Do your parents keep telling you to get a better job than the one you have now? If the answer to these rhetorical questions is yes, you may be dealing with critical parents. If your mom or dad never seems to have anything nice to say about you, you might need to keep reading this article. You'll find out how to keep your parents' unreasonable criticisms at bay.  The Effect

4 Signs of a Manipulative Teenager and How to Parent One

By |2020-02-22T16:55:54+03:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Your manipulative teenager understands how to push your buttons. This youngster knows what he or she wants from you, and how to get it. Teens master the art of manipulation quickly, and you’ll become wrapped around their little fingers if you’re not quick enough to realize that they’ve taken advantage of you. So how would you know if they are trying to get the best of you?  And what can you, as a hassled parent, do about it? Why do teenagers manipulate their parents? The

7 Types of Family Conflict and How to Resolve Each of Them

By |2020-02-22T13:44:24+03:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Where there are two or more people, there will be disagreements, family notwithstanding. All of us have to deal with a family conflict at some or many points in our lives. Trite as family disagreements seem, they can be delicate and difficult to manage. So, how do you handle squabbling loved ones? How do you cope when you become embroiled in the conflict yourself? Seven types of family conflict and how to resolve each Note that there are no straight forward solutions to solving in-law

Having Estranged Adult Children Can Be Painful – How to Cope

By |2020-02-22T17:06:17+03:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they grow up into adults and 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. Yes, I have two others still at home, but they are rapidly nearing the age of adulthood. I am

6 Swedish Christmas Traditions to Get You into Holiday Spirit

By |2020-02-22T17:15:16+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

Healthy Habits for Kids That Boost Physical & Mental Development

By |2020-02-22T17:25:26+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,

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

By |2020-02-21T23:14:53+03:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

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 probably ignore some of those bad ones - not that we have any... One goal when raising children is to help them

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

By |2020-02-23T13:52:49+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