I have a 3.5 year old named Aden. I have been trying to help him to be emotionally aware, and to give him a vocabulary to use to express his emotions appropriately. For example: it's okay to be angry; it's not okay to hit your sister. He has suddenly seemed to grasp the concept (not all the time, but often), and I am proud of him.
Setting up and living with a parenting plan is a big change for everyone. All of you must get used to a new schedule. Perhaps the hardest part though, is learning to handle how you feel about visitation.
Sure it's great to be a mom, but it's also one of the most stressful, exhausting roles on the planet.
my name is Brittani and this is my story.im a 14 year old girl ill be 15 in august. i had sex with a boy i was dating for about 5 months. he told me about 2 months ago he was leaving to go back to his home town in honduras. it was hard for me because i didnt know how to tell him i was pregnant. when he left he asked me if everything was okay i lied and said yes everything is fine. one of his friends found out that i was pregnant and called him and told him. he called me two days later and told me he would have stayed if he would have known that.
When we're in an emotional state, we can't communicate or problem solve constructively. Our feelings hijack us, blocking our capacity to focus. We need to find ways to reduce the anger and begin to communicate again.
All places seared in our minds because young people erupted in shocking violence. One detail of those events is so obvious that we haven't talked much about it, but it's something we can't afford to ignore. All of the young people who picked up guns were boys.
Day-to-day expectations and responsibilities can create angry emotions in both parents and children. No matter how skilled you are at parenting, no matter how wonderful your children are, you cannot eliminate or avoid the unpleasant situations that occur in all families.
I just found out last week that I am pregnant with my second child. Currently my daughter is just 1 month shy of being two years old.
If you know someone who is being abused, you can help her by showing you care. Let her speak confidentially about her situation and without judgment. You may be the only person with whom she feels comfortable. Show you care in these ways:
- Listen to her
- Believe her
- Do not minimize her struggle
- Do not judge her
- Do not blame her
- Assure her that she is not responsible for the abuse
- Tell her it's not her fault. You can never make someone else hurt you
Myths and facts about domestic violence
Myth: Domestic violence does not affect many people.
Fact: Nearly one in three adult women experiences at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. (American Psychological Assn., Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family, 1996)
Myth: Battering is only a momentary loss of temper.