Parenthood is a journey filled with myriad emotions and challenges. It’s a path where love, responsibility, and self-discovery often converge. A recent conversation with a client brought to light the complexities of motherhood, reminding me that it’s a role that extends far beyond nurturing and care. Her inner turmoil of grappling with guilt and responsibility […]
Acting-Up Teenager by Bayard and Bayard has guided parents in dealing with their acting-up teenager or adult child.
Are you a “committed and open minded” parent or wonder how to improve your capacity to parent a teen? Dr. Reginald Bibby, a sociologist offers some guidance.
Your biological parents cannot be switched. Your past cannot be changed. However, your perspective can change. Consider how you might forgive your parents.
One of the most effective ways to strengthen personal resilient is to explore your childhood wounds.
Mother Love Like many mothers, I have had breakfast served in bed by broad smiling children. Yes, on Mothers Day. Some years, I probably did not deserve the honor! Curious? Read on! The Beginning of Mother’s Day Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day. Her mother […]
Family stress is inevitable but overwhelm is not. Put some of these ideas into action to help you and your family thrive.
It is an era of the over-indulged child. Here we explore how we might build resilience while encouraging the development of responsible children.
It is easier than you imagine to make a house into a home. Create a place of refuge for all family members including the children.
Do you remember a television show called Kids Say the Darndest Things? It aired from 1998 to 2000. Well, I propose that often times parents say the darndest things. I used to say them myself until I learned to improve my communication skills. Good parenting starts with awareness and then choosing better. Here we will […]
She bent down and tied up her 9-year-old’s shoe strings. Remarkably, the little guy is a bright, and potentially capable, boy. Millennials (those born between the mid-1990s to early 2000s) are often times called The Me Me Me Generation. They tend to be over-protected from challenge, consequences, and tears. As the family researcher, Jean Illsley […]
While happiness is a desirable emotional state, compassion and empathy are developed through opportunities to feel disappointment, sorrow and pain. Parents weaken their children’s resilience when they protect them from experiencing the uncomfortable consequences of life’s hard bits. Consequently, I invited parents to resign from believing or attempting to make happy children. I am not […]