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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 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

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,

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

By |2019-11-01T17:12:13+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 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

Growing up in a Narcissistic Family Comes with These Life-Lasting Effects

By |2019-10-04T21:01:37+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

You’re not alone if you grew up in a narcissistic family. In fact, many families like this think they’re normal. I really hate the subject of dysfunctional families because it makes me think of all the damage passed down to the children. I lived in a dysfunctional family, maybe not the worst, and maybe not a narcissistic family, but it wasn’t normal, I can tell you that. At times, I do believe my father had narcissistic tendencies, but he’s been gone for so long, and

Why a Good Relationship with Parents Is More Important Than You Think

By |2019-09-13T20:44:15+03:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Children don’t want their parents to cross their boundaries, but few of them realize that a good relationship with their parents is crucial. We may not like our parents to have a say in everything we do, but we must form solid relationships with them. We explain why it’s necessary and how to go about doing it. Why a good relationship with your parents is more important than you think 1. Foundation for Adult Relationships Relationships with one's parents are the first and often deepest

Child Neglect: What Are Its Types, Causes and Long-Lasting Effects?

By |2019-09-06T20:31:23+03:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. This includes the failure to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviors a caregiver must provide in order for a child to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Causes of neglect may result from several parenting problems including mental disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and poverty. Child neglect depends on how a child and