About 2.3 million children are accidentally injured every year and more than 2,500 are killed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although you may occasionally toss and turn at night worrying about your child being kidnapped by a stranger, the more likely harm for children ... Views: 16
What to talk about with your ex boyfriend over text; Sometimes you can make a mistake and dump your boyfriend over something that upset you, but in reality it was not your boyfriend's fault. You may have been having a bad day in general and you snapped over something that otherwise you would ... Views: 35
For the Sake of the Kids…..NOT!!!
We’ve all heard people say “but I stayed for the kids!” When your marriage or relationship with your significant other really deteriorates, the reason that you stay should never be for the kids! It is actually detrimental to the kids. If you and your spouse ... Views: 27
Extract From the Story Steffie in the Book Four Strong Women by Joyette H Fabien
That afternoon Steffie had once again, gone to the police station. She had briefed the officer on the recent developments and arrangements had been made for two plain clothes officers to be posted near the ... Views: 24
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and 1 out of 3 seniors in America will die from some sort of dementia. These numbers are staggering in and of themselves, but these are only a small fraction of the people whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. ... Views: 33
Who Is This Person?
I don't know about you, but I find that parenting adult kids is so much more difficult than when they were little! There is no course for parents of adult kids to help us! When they are little it is easy to control them.
When they are small you can keep them safe. Their ... Views: 23
The choice to adopt is a major event in a couple’s life as they set out on the path to create their own family. Whatever the reason for adoption may be, this process is relatively lengthy and does have a low rate of success if any steps are missed. For prospective parents, here is a look at a ... Views: 58
You will have your own story and your own patterns that play out, but see read through this story and see if you can recognise any patterns could be affecting your relationship.
“Karen and David (names changed) came for help because their marriage had been deteriorating since Karen started ... Views: 64
We often hear people described as “givers” or “takers,” with the first being considered the better of the two. But I think it has more to do with your ulterior motive as to whether you’re truly a giver or not.
What I mean by this is that if you are giving because you feel it is what you’re ... Views: 53
A basic cause of all relationship conflict is the gap between your beliefs of how relationships should be and the reality that exists right here, right now. Whenever you find yourself arguing or in conflict, look deeply at what is going on and you will find this gap. Every time you make the ... Views: 67
Originally published here: http://www.nurturingmarriage.org/the-little-things/10-things-husbands-do-that-win-the-universe
Alright ladies, we know your husband is your Mr. Incredible. We know that some days you just stare at him in awe that you convinced this super-hero of a husband to marry ... Views: 76
Family law is a division of the legal system that covers all legal matters that pertain to a family, which includes marriages, prenuptial agreements, property settlements, civil unions, divorces, child custody, and adoption. Before the beginning of the twentieth century, marriage was defined by ... Views: 61
A person’s career success depends on several factors, but essentially, you need to have dedication and commitment if you want to enjoy the career you’ve always wanted to pursue. On the other hand, having a fulfilling life outside work is another thing and requires more effort and consistency. ... Views: 92
Do you nourish the women in your life? Do you want to be more nourishing and learn how you can teach others to be so as well?
First, let us start by identifying what nourishment is. According to the Macmillan dictionary, "nourishment" means "food or the substances in food that are necessary ... Views: 102
If you’re a parent of a growing child, maybe you already experienced being lied to by your kid. If you have yet to discover your kid telling a lie, well, you should prepare yourself for it eventually. All children lie. Now, should you be worried about it? Should you question your modern ... Views: 113
I have a question for you....and just so you know, the answer is supposed to be "yes", okay? Here's my question: Has your child every had a negative experience in a situation, and you just knew it was going to happen? In other words, you weren't surprised when it happened, maybe you were even ... Views: 117
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 112
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 106
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 110
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 99
We’ve all had family television shows served up as a model for us over the years. You all remember The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. The book Little Women influenced many families. As a mom today, you still have the influence to proactively transform your family dynamics. Your instincts ... Views: 76
Catastrophic events can come in many forms. From earthquakes and tornadoes to violence and acts of terrorism, your world can become shaken up and unstable. The only thing you can do is prepare for it. In 2012, a survey was done at Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation and it revealed ... Views: 76
Question: Leslie Beth, how would you describe your product or project?
Answer: Are you a woman who is often smart about work but not love? Do you flip back and forth between men who are too mild or mean? Do you know how to take off your Man Blinders so you can read men—and never be fooled ... Views: 126
Everyone is relieved when the holidays are over, and sometimes disappointed. If you're worn out, it's worth your while to take the time to recharge a little, and pamper yourself.
Dr. Romance gives 4 Tips for handling Post-holiday blues
* If you are disappointed, and the ... Views: 118
Lately, I’ve gotten so many anguished questions from people who are being criticized and rejected by family for making relationship choices the families don’t like, usually for cultural or religious reasons, that I changed my mind about what I was going to write this month. ... Views: 141
If you are among the fortunate ones who’s blessed with a caring, loving and extremely warm wife, who has recently given birth to her and yours first baby, then you must be looking for ways to thank her with some sweet gestures on upcoming Mother's day. Since her kid is too young to even ... Views: 150
Making and keeping New Year’s resolutions is challenging—especially when you want to make the best resolutions about dating.
Don’t despair. You can make smart resolutions — and use your brain’s ability to undo old habits to keep your resolutions! Let’s start first with smart resolutions that ... Views: 119
Playing pretend games with children can be a very fun and special thing to do. All it takes is a little imagination and the willingness to act a little silly. Among all of the pretend games I have played with children, two or my favorites are Fishy Fish and Unwrap the Present.
Fishy fish is a ... Views: 118
As a parent, I know how excited you must have been when your child uttered his/her first word. This milestone marked the beginning of lots of talk, right? Perhaps from time to time, though, you imagine what it must be like to carry on a thought in your own mind without the seemingly constant ... Views: 161
Even though you may see your child every day, it's always a bit challenging to find enough time in the day to spend with him or her. As a dad, it is important to make sure that in the time that you are able to spend with your child that you pass down the different skills that have shaped you ... Views: 105
I grew up in a large family, more exactly, a large extended family. We lived on tight budget, so we could not afford any fancy meals, let alone eating out in a restaurant. Our dinners were always very simple and plain, but I enjoyed every minute of the family dinner time. During that time, ... Views: 162
Dear Dr. Romance:
To be honest I think she is really scared to go to therapyI have been many timesAnd I know it worksAnd I really want her and I to learn how to communicate
she probably thinks you want to fix her, and that hurts her feelings. Ask her to go ... Views: 189
We rarely hesitate to send our children to public school for 7 1/2 hours every day. After all it is required by law that we educate our children!
As a homeschooling family, I admit, we didn't always spend a full 7 1/2 hours in formal educational exercises; but we probably spent more than 7 ... Views: 171
Dr. Romance wishes you a Happy New Year!
Every New Year feels like a new beginning. The sun, at its furthest point at Winter Solstice, has begun its annual swing closer to Earth, you change your calendar, and we all feel the renewal of the fresh, new year. With this sense of ... Views: 193
Want to give yourself a holiday gift that will last the rest of your life? Try giving yourself the gift of happiness. Research shows that happiness and satisfaction depend more on the inner person than on external circumstances. The secret to living a happy life is to get in charge of your life ... Views: 171
I worked before at a playground, encountering different kids. Nevertheless, I loved my job. Their giggles are just so lovely and even in a short span of time, I’ve collected a fair share of musings.
Photo courtesy of playgroundquipment.com
The playground is vital to a child’s development. ... Views: 190
A married woman with children has so many different responsibilities while starting a new career at home. Her primary role is to take care of the needs of her children and husband. Management of time and financances is key to the long term goal of building a business. Our children and spouses ... Views: 127
One day, “out of the blue,” when I was trying to find ways to help my clients, the idea of writing a list of Ten LoveCommandments came to mind.
My clients and research participants ask me many questions, and one of the most common one is: “How do I keep that spark alive with my partner?”
... Views: 195
This question obviously applies mainly to people who have their own children, but can equally apply to people who as children are aware of their own upbringing, and can also apply to how an individual treats other people in his life who he effectively has some responsibility for, either at work ... Views: 143
The answer to this to some extent depends on who the person is, and what the behaviour is, and how much their behaviour affects you and in what ways. Obviously this is a very broad question but there is an important point behind it, in terms of an individual's willingness to let other people be ... Views: 192
The reality of how much time and thought you give to your family is of course in many ways a unique question that can only be answered by the individual themselves. The reason it is so important is because in a significant number of cases the amount of focus that an individual puts on the family ... Views: 223
Many years ago, an Edwin Markham poem inspired me, and I’ve tried to live by it
by Edwin Markham
He drew a circle that shut me out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a ... Views: 197
Dr. Romance wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
A lot of people aren’t very good at looking at the positive. I hear a lot of negativity, blaming and complaining daily in my counseling office, and I find the more negative people are, the worse their lives work. Talking about how bad it all is seems ... Views: 167
It’s difficult enough to meet someone who seems like a good love match. But then, over time, things happen between you and your partner that make you wonder: “Is this the right person for me?”
It seems as though it should be such an easy question to answer. But once you fall in love, your ... Views: 189
Richard and I just indulged in our favorite December traditionwe watched our favorite Christmas movie (Scrooge! the musical starring Albert Finney) which kick-starts our holiday spirit every year.
No matter what you observe: Ramadan, Kwaanza, Chanukah, Solstice or Christmas, ... Views: 182
Here is the age-old question: Can a man and woman be friends and stay strictly platonic? The answer is “Yo and Nes”—each word, as you can see, is a combination of Yes and No. So, how do you know if your friendship with a person of the opposite sex might cross over into “dangerous ... Views: 156
"It’s the most wonderful time of year" for some, filled with anticipation and excitement. And, it’s the most difficult time of the year for others who are barely putting one foot in front of the other due to illness or sadness. Now’s your chance to bring some holiday cheer to someone who could ... Views: 318
If your spouse is an alcoholic, knowing how to help him or her can be challenging. Addiction puts a severe strain on even the healthiest marriage. But if he or she is prepared to attend a comprehensive recovery program such as Willow Tree Recovery, you may be on the path to a healthier life ... Views: 119
Many of us wish to become entrepreneurs to become their own boss. But while it sounds exciting and easy to run your own business, entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. Successful businessmen actually make more sacrifices than any ordinary career person would. One common observation is that ... Views: 243
How Women Can Boost Their Travel Mindfulness & Intuition
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a lot – often alone – to give workshops and talks. I’ve also lived in another country that is very different culturally from my home in the United States. I mention this information because I was ... Views: 145