Adults and children alike are constantly staring at a screen. We have become increasingly dependent upon the technology. Screen-Free Week is a time for participants to turn off and "tune in" plugging into life instead!
If our Inner Critic tries to co-parent with our spouse's inner critic, it's a recipe for relationship conflict, not to mention icky parenting. Why? Because saboteurs talk in absolutes, prohibitions, commands and insults.
Bullies are, without a doubt, the bane of the social world of childhood. Alas, they're everywhere, and not always where you would expect. They may be the stereotypical big, mean kids with short tempers and quick fists, or they may be quiet loners.
Could interactional synchrony be a way for us to reconnect with our spouses when the stresses of co-parenting, of work, of daily life wrench us apart? Give it a try with your own secret handshake.
Rhona Berens offers guidelines that can help new dads make the transition to fatherhood.
Conflicts skyrocket after birth; 90% of couples report a drop in relationship satisfaction after their first child; perpetual issues appear more frequently post-birth. Learn how you can beat the odds and make your fantasies-of-post-baby-relationship-bliss become reality.
The goal is to be brief and accurate. Provide your children with the specific information they're seeking. If you fail to give them information, if you fail to debrief, children's brains will fill in the blanks. Better to fill in those gaps yourself with factual knowledge than to have your children fill them with their imaginations.
When children misbehave, our gut reaction is to do whatever we can to stop it and stop it fast! There are big problems with this approach. Instead of reacting, have your response focus on the core issue and teach the child how to resolve that core issue through positive behavior.
The average American today eats over 150 pounds per year of refined sugars -- compared to zero pounds during most of human history. High consumption of sugar (and the elevated levels of insulin that come with it) is associated with Type II diabetes, weight gain and other health complications.
The daily grind. Another day in paradise sans paradise. You get up at an indescribable hour to begin preparation for the day ahead. You quietly tiptoe around to try not to wake the sleeping children so that you can have those ever-sought-after moments of peace in the shower alone.