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
There are a few warning signs that you should look out for to spot someone who isn’t ready for a relationship so you can invest your time in someone who is. The first phases of dating are always exciting, getting dressed up and getting to know each other is always good fun. Yet, as time goes on, you can begin to wonder whether the person you are dating is truly ready for a relationship. Here are some signs to help you find out: 1. They’re
Whether you are a new parent or one with many children, it seems that parenting advice through the years changes drastically. Whereas decades ago it was considered to be acceptable to let babies cry themselves to sleep, nowadays leave your child crying and you’ll face the wrath of both parents and non-parents. So how can you make sense of the world’s trickiest and most important job, raising children? Keeping up with the latest psychological studies that offer science-backed parenting advice is one way of staying
Helicopter parents are those moms or dads who take excessive interest in the lives of their children and an overprotective take on their safety. It basically describes a parent who has a tendency to hover over their child… well, like a helicopter at any given moment. Whether it’s to do with school work or experiences, the helicopter parents are the parents who are always there. Well, sometimes they are there a little too much. That’s not to say that a helicopter parent is a bad
We all want to live a good life, especially when it comes to raising children and a family. The goal to live a good life is guided by certain principles that are personal and vary from one person to the other. There are also those that are the standard, for example, the quest for a good education for a child, good housing, financial security just to name but a few. Talking of life, there is a very interesting short film by the name of
It’s a whole other ball game to be raised by toxic parents. These are the people who help mold you into the person you are. I’m not sure if I had toxic parents, but I know one of them had similar traits. It was my father. I loved my father just like all little girls loved and adored their daddy. But my father was different than some of the other kid’s fathers. He always seemed to draw attention to himself and also to my shortcomings.