Family Dynamics

Caring for Elderly Parents: 5 Simple Things to Get Started

Where would a person be if it weren’t for their parents? Parents are the single most important people in our lives. They cared for us; taught us ways of life, to talk to walk; and fed us when we are unable to feed ourselves. It is only fair then that when the tables turn and parents start to age, the …

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When Sibling Rivalry Goes Too Far: Dealing with Sibling Bullying

Bullying outside the home makes headlines daily, but sibling bullying can happen under one’s own roof, and can be misperceived as normal, say experts. “Sibling rivalry and sibling abuse are two separate things,” says Pam Franklin, author of “My Five Sisters,” a memoir of the author’s challenging childhood. “Mental health issues are both at the root of these problems, and …

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What you need to know about what your child does online

It’s quite obvious that we all wish to trust that our kids will do the right thing and thinking of spying on them is something which makes us feel slightly guilty. With that being said, parents usually do what they do out of love and protection and if they didn’t know what their kids were up to, how would they …

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Connecting the Dots for Your Kids

Life is like a puzzle. In order to get through it, you’ll need a few problem solving skills and a bit of understanding about how it all works. Using the puzzle example, are you connecting the dots for your kids? It is easy to lose touch at the most crucial of moments. Here are some ways that parents can keep …

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Doing a Big Favor to The Future Parents

The hardest and yet the most beautiful line of work – parenting, sometimes needs an extra hand in performing its duties. By this we don’t mean about the occasional grandma’s babysitting, but help in form of some must have products and equipment, that will certainly make both parents and baby’s life easier. Especially for new parents, not yet used to …

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Find Your Life Just Like Your Teen

Have you ever heard someone say, “Get a life”? Most often it means “stay out of my business”, but in a more condescending way. But, maybe it is good advice for those parents who have invested a great deal emotionally into their children. The teen years are where this fact is most apparent. “What Do I Do Now?” You are …

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What Is Society Teaching Our Kids?

This is a question that can have more than one answer. It bears examining a few things to get at a more definitive answer. Let’s take a look at the age-old question and see what we can come up with.  Pacification  Families used to spend more time together. In the evenings they would read, sing and/or talk. With the invention …

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Dinner with the Family: It’s More Important than you Might Think

When was the last time you had dinner with your family? It is the meal we often skip because we work late, the kids have sporting events or we get tired from daily activities. But, skipping dinner with the family is detrimental to the family dynamic. Family dinners are more than just a meal. It is about the only time …

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