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

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…

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Growing up in a Narcissistic Family Comes with These Effects

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…

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Why a Good Relationship with Parents Is Really Important

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…

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

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…

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How to Deal with Your Angry Teenager and Help Them Cope

"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.…

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9 Early Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults

Mental illness presents many signs. For teens and adults, the signs of bipolar disorder can sometimes be hard to detect. I was 18 years old when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that time, Before my diagnosis, I assumed my actions were just part of my characteristics. Those characteristics were probably the reason for many of the disastrous incidents from my earlier…

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Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love and 8 Kinds of Love

Among the many models of understanding love, Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love attempts to explain any and all kinds of love. Love is something psychology constantly seeks to understand. Love is one of the most complex and confusing emotions and is shared by humans and animals across the world. In an attempt to understand love, there have been many different theories of what…

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5 Self-Esteem Activities for Kids to Practice in Your Family

You want healthy and well-adjusted kids, but how do you build up their self-esteem to accomplish this? Self-esteem is just like building any other skill, it requires practice, consistency, and patience. When it comes to kids, the whole family needs to be involved and to understand that it will be a work in progress. With several self-esteem activities available, the family needs to…

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How to Teach Your Kids to Accept Responsibility in 6 Ways

One of the most important acts in life is to accept responsibility. Learning from an early age makes things much easier. To accept responsibility for your actions is a testament to a quality character. What I mean is, accepting responsibility prevents you from turning into the perpetual victim. It prevents you from growing into a selfish and callous person. The key to accepting…

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