Delightfully, out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. We adults have workaholiced ourselves away from taking time to wonder at life nuances. We are socialized to worry about what the neighbours and our mother-in-law think, to look successful and to hide our feelings to the point that we have forgotten the essence of a normally absurd life. There is much we can learn by connecting to babies and children. They remind us of our own childlike essence – the kid in us.
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Disagreements abound in relationships from politics to parenting. In Parent Effectiveness Training, Thomas Gordon states “Parents don’t have to put up a “United Front.” Let me offer some perspective and possible options.
One week ago my mother died, a woman who not only loved me but inspired me and suppported me like a best friend.
In-law challenges are high on the list of distress to coupleships. It’s hard to have a resilient and intimate partnership if you have to deal with a resentful or interviewing in-law, often the notorious mother-in-law. Regrettably women seem more frequently to have mother-in-laws who are interfering and inordinately critical.
The headlines read, ” Teens happiest people in Canada” after Reginald Bibby of the University of Lethbridge released his survey report, The Emerging Millennials. The survey is done every four years and involves approximately 4,000 15-to 19-year-olds. It indicates that parents can relieve stress by just realizing some facts about the contentment of our youth. Reginald […]
Resilience in teens protects them from going astray. What happens when youth aren’t stress hardy?