A healthy family dynamic is a hard balance to strike. Family relationships are delicate and need to be tended to like all relationships in life. There can be a tendency in family relationships to take siblings, parents and the like for granted. It's generally understood that at the end of the day, your family will forgive you and be there for you no matter what. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Family relationships are not always healthy and nurturing and in some instances, you may
Authoritative parenting is about moderation. In the following article, we will tackle the subject of this parenting method. When it comes to parenting, everyone has their own technique and opinion about which is best for their children. Authoritative parenting could be described as a mixture of the best elements of the two most extreme styles. While some may claim that one parenting method is better than the other, when you put them under scrutiny - do they really hold up well? Take, for example, permissive
A birth plan is a lot more popular in the US rather than the UK, here in the UK we are recommended to have a think about some of the basics regarding skin to skin, cord clamping and pain relief. Giving birth is an unpredictable event so it’s quite hard to have a birth plan and stick to it, but it is worth having an idea of what you might like. Pregnancy is a really exciting time, speaking from personal experience (38 weeks) but it
You may think that permissive parenting is about giving your children the freedom they deserve. Yet, it can be really damaging for your child’s personality and have lasting negative effects on their life. If you are already a parent or are going to be a parent soon, you are probably aware that there are various different parenting styles. Everyone has their own view about what is the right and wrong way to raise children. Permissive parenting is one of the most popular and controversial styles.
You often hear the term positive reinforcement when talking about dog training, but this simple method is surprisingly effective with children. Positive reinforcement is the method whereby we ignore bad behavior and praise good behavior. Children can learn all kinds of life lessons through positive reinforcement including social skills and good manners. It can also be beneficial in education. Positive reinforcement makes children feel good about themselves and encourages them to do better. It can be used for short-term solutions or long-term goals. The best
Child-rearing is a hard work to do, and like any other work, it requires a lot of efforts and self-control to be done well. All parents want the most important project of their life—child rearing—to be successful, and they do their best. However, parenting styles differ. While some parents prefer not to be involved in the child’s life at all, others become hostages of their own fears and misconceptions and grow with their child together. Despite the differences in approaches, both miss a very important
A healthy mother-daughter relationship is about balance and being fair, but there are costly mistakes that can damage this union. The mother-daughter relationship may seem like a perfect union straight from the Lifetime Movie Network. In some cases, this is true, but it’s rare. In most situations, there are certain levels of toxicity. Thank goodness it’s usually in small doses and it’s only temporary. In other cases, however, there are mistakes that can be so grave as to threaten the daughter’s future happiness. This is
This man’s unique Christmas gift to his 9-year-old daughter will teach you an important life lesson. Here is his full letter to his daughter. At Christmas time, it’s easy to get swept away in the hustle and bustle of shopping for presents and the confusion of trying to figure out what to get everyone. Yet, when we are trying to shop for our children, the choice of toys, games, and technology can make anyone’s head swim. We want to make Christmas as special as we