Quality time with family is more important now than ever. We are constantly worried about work, focussed on technology and busy with everyday life, and quality time with family can be something we overlook. It can be easy to forget the importance of spending one on one time with those closest to you. Spending time with family has been shown to be beneficial for both children and parents, but the truth is that there is a difference between spending time with family and spending quality
Healthy attachment parenting is a must for the child’s personality development and good mental health later in life. In a very simple definition, an attachment is a relationship or affective bond that develops between two or more individuals. In this article, we are talking about the attachment parenting and the emotional bond that the child develops with his/her family. Considered the strongest attachment to an individual's life, children and parents are biologically programmed to create this emotional connection. However, the little ones can also connect
A holistically developed child is one who has the constant attention of his or her parents. Therefore, mindful parenting is essential. It involves cultivating openness, wisdom, and attentiveness. Your child won't be well-rounded unless you practice it well. We explain mindful parenting, and how practicing it will help your young one thrive. What is Mindful Parenting? All parents wish for their children to be healthy, happy, and succeed in life. Achieving these goals, however, is a humongous task. You may wonder how to help your
A co-dependent parent is usually an individual who did not get their emotional or physical needs met during childhood. This has led them to impose their needs onto their own children. Co-dependency is a psychological concept that refers to anyone who feels extremely dependent on their loved ones. This dependency makes a co-dependent parent feel completely responsible for their loved one's happiness and well-being. Ten signs that show you are a co-dependent parent include: 1. An over-exaggerated feeling of responsibility for their loved ones. 2.
Anger is a normal emotion in both children and adults, but anger issues in children may indicate a bigger underlying problem. Every child will have the occasional temper tantrum or outburst. Some children may even lash out in frustration. Whilst it can be hard to manage these situations, it is worth remembering that most children are angry because they haven’t developed the necessary language or analysis skills to express what is upsetting them. These skills will develop over time and as a result, tantrums should
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