By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.
One of the many important caveats about marriage is this – children change the dynamics of a marriage. Make no mistake about that.
Kids! We love them. We cherish them. They bring joy to our lives. When we have children in a marriage, we ... Views: 35
Is gift-giving stressful at your house? Do you try to find things that your child would like, hoping to surprise her, but then learn that it was not what she had in mind at all? Gift giving for children who are inflexible in their thinking can be a disappointing exercise in miscommunication. ... Views: 9
Dear Dr. Romance:
I've just gotten my girlfriend pregnant and still have doubts about my sexuality, whether I'm gay or bisexual. She wants me to get some clarity before she decides to keep the baby or not. Can you help?
Your girlfriend is right to want you to know what ... Views: 21
4 Real Ways To Make It Work
Are you a stepparent? Are you struggling to make the right decisions for your newly created family? If so, here are four tips to help.
1. Give your blended family a chance to bond.
Don’t worry if everyone doesn’t settle in right away; bonding takes time. ... Views: 70
How To Be a Happier -- and More Successful -- Single Parent
Are you a single parent struggling with how to make it all work? Dr. Romance offers three tips to happier single parenting.
1. Be a Grownup.
I know you’ve probably had a tough time, but you’re a parent, and your child’s ... Views: 64
by Dr. Tali Shenfield, Clinical Psychologist
Every parent wants to protect their children, teach them to protect themselves, and help them redirect their own outbursts before they become dangerous and aggressive. We want to know that when our children become angry, we can discipline them ... Views: 121
Dear Dr. Romance:
I'm a middle eastern single mother in my late twenties. suffering from depression and stress. As a child, I always wanted extra care and attention from my parents. I was closer to my father than my mother. When I was molested by an uncle, I complained to my parents ... Views: 138
Infertility can be defined in two ways: as inability to conceive after a year of regular sexual intercourse without contraception, or as repeated ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages or perinatal loss. Male and female specific factors account for about 30% of the infertility causes ... Views: 48
Inspiring Quotes for Moms
“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” ~Jamie Paolinetti
My advice for Moms is to take the time to breath. Really breathe. I just did a 2 week cleanse – an amazing cleanse, that I will ... Views: 107
For some couples, the decision to have children is something that was discussed long before marriage---in some cases; I am told, on the first or second date ! But for many couples, deciding whether or not to have children can be one of their most daunting issues. With couples getting married ... Views: 105
Dear Dr. Romance:
I'm a 23 year old single mother and believe me when I say my life has been crazy and very rough. I have no relationship with the father of my child. He's pretty much abandoned our four yearl old son after his 1st birthday. He doesn't help out, and blames everything ... Views: 208
Disagreements regarding your children are natural when a marriage or relationship ends. Each parent's life moves on in a new direction and as a result disagreements arise about custody, visitation, and decision-making regarding the children. A look at the policies behind California's custody ... Views: 252
Teaching our kids certain skills and personal habits just isn’t good enough. We need to lead by example and live the skills and traits we teach.
Not only when it is convenient, but all the time.
Here is a list of what I believe to be the seven most important characteristics and skills we ... Views: 209
It is that time of year when your son or daughter is off to college. It is that moment that makes a parent proud but also a moment that you have been dreading. You can put on a smile to everyone, but deep down you are hurting because they are not close in proximity anymore. Now it is time to ... Views: 141
In the midst of the weekday morning whirlwind, many of us barely give breakfast a second thought.
But did you know breakfast can impact not only your children’s whole day – but even their life?
Children who get a good breakfast regularly perform better in school and score higher on IQ ... Views: 152
Mother Energy™ has crept back into my life again—that fiercely protective, “Worrier-Warrior”, who is certain my children aren’t quite ready for the natural progression of life and can’t handle the next steps without my continual guidance and loving, hands-on approach.
No, my Mother Energy™ is ... Views: 63
Custody in Georgia is primarily dependent upon one single factor: the Judge. Judges have an enormous amount of discretion and many times it is nearly impossible for them to decide the issue based on the parents, sometimes both parents appear to be equally good or equally bad. So, what can be ... Views: 79
Many times a year parents come to me for guidance about dealing with their child’s lying. Usually the situation is that the child has been involved in some activity that she knows her parents disapprove of. It could be sampling the frosting on a birthday cake before the occasion, or talking to ... Views: 141
No parent I know, including myself, learns to parent in one fell swoop. Parenting is a process. We learn new things with every new challenge that presents itself. Each child and each situation builds new parenting skills and each challenge, no matter how difficult or trying, offers new ... Views: 162
Unfortunately, lots of kids and teenagers fall victim to low self-esteem. But did you know YOU play a huge role in how they view themselves? Even though they don't like to admit it, most of the opinions kids have about themselves comes from what their parents do and say!
Just how important is ... Views: 176
All these years later, I still think about what kind of mother I used to
be. It took me three years to become a real one after the birth of my
daughter. Motherhood is much harder than most will tell you or admit
to. I couldn’t understand why people said that it was so worth it. I was
32, ... Views: 211
The term “helicopter parent” is a relatively new one in our culture, but the practice is quite prevalent. When a child leaves home (for college, for instance, or even overnight camp) the helicopter parent does exactly what the term implies --hovers. Helicopter parents usually have the best ... Views: 104
The toddler stage can be a very trying time for parents. Our toddlers are becoming their own person, separate from us and on this journey of self-discovery all kinds of both wonderful and challenging changes are happening before our eyes. Toddlers can be exasperating and unpredictable, draining ... Views: 147
As parents, we provide the greatest inspiration and positive influence to our children when we act from our place of power. What is our place of power exactly? Our place of power is found in our own alignment -- that place where we feel happy, calm and joyous. It is that place where our ... Views: 180
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have had baby with this girl and we are planning to marry this year. Just last we were
talking about things we do not like and the things that we like.
I said she was unfaithful before we had the baby and she said that not true but that she was
lesbian was ... Views: 210
Tired of nagging your kids all the time? Do you feel like no matter how many times you tell them to clean their rooms, the rooms are never cleaned? Worn out from refereeing sibling fights? The answer is easier than you might think—Positive Parenting. Instead of spending your days ... Views: 192
It's summer now, and you are going on a summer vacation with your children (do not forget them:D). The question is what is necessary to take with you. Of course, resting with the child, it is not the same as resting with a company of adults. It is necessary to think over everything, nothing must ... Views: 264
by Suzi Tucker
“Dimensional parenting” refers to an image of going beyond the limits of habitual thinking in order to meet our children in their fullness. From the moment of birth, a child is moving toward more and more life; thus, throughout the parenting journey, ... Views: 57
As the saying goes, “Patience is a Virtue”. It’s definitely at the top of the list for child rearing. Without patience, we as parents may lose our temper and worst of all - our sanity.
We’ve all done it . . . lose our temper that is. But what message does that send to our children? We know ... Views: 75
Life teaches us many things. In the process we learn about the things which makes us happy and sad. Our experiences in life makes us think about actual ‘joy’. Many people understand the real happiness when they get old and few understand it very quickly in their life. When they try understanding ... Views: 204
Your children are your legacy. If you want them to be happy in life, then it's important for them to have social confidence, so they can make friends and build great relationships. Here's how to help them achieve this.
Many children grow up lacking social confidence. The environment they ... Views: 231
Breastfeeding is not just healthy for the child however it likewise brings a number of wellness advantages for the mom.
This is the primary reason numerous contemporary mothers make the effort and discover the time to nurse their child. Although it can be challenging for working moms to do, ... Views: 194
From the day your child's very first tooth sprouted, you have been strict about making a regular dental care routine part of his or her lifestyle. Even before they could chew solid foods, you have been reminding your children to brush and floss twice daily. But while effective children's dental ... Views: 170
There are parents who consider baby naming an important task but there are also parents who ask questions like, what’s in a name? And the answer for such parents is that there is a lot of significance in a name. A name provides you an identity in this world. It stays with you for the rest of ... Views: 69
Children of narcissistic parents grow up to become either sensitized or desensitized to narcissistic behaviours, traits, and personalities.
In adulthood, sensitized offspring are able to rapidly discern the presence of narcissists by reading their body language and by resonating with subtle ... Views: 390
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It is not necessary to argue about parenting your kids. Couples usually argue about how their parents raised them, and they want to do the same (or the opposite) of what hteir parents did.
How Not to Pass Your Family Dysfunction on to your kids:
1. Don't do ... Views: 195
One of the hardest tasks stay at home parents have is to be the disciplinarian to their children. This is because children usually see the stay home parent as the nurturer, while the parent who works outside of the home is often tasked with the role of disciplinarian. With the increase in the ... Views: 171
Come walk with me dear child, just for a little while. You see, you haven’t been yourself, I can see it in your eyes. What use to be a caring soul has turned just a little-bit colder? Your bright smile always lit up a room, it’s been awhile. You don’t have to say anything, just let me speak ... Views: 190
As a parent, have you ever thought about websites that are safe for your children? Anyone can post whatever he wants on the internet. In some ways this freedom of publishing any content on the internet is a good. In other cases, it isn't so good, especially when mentally disturbed people post ... Views: 104
As Father’s Day approaches (June 16th, 2013), I began to contemplate about significant means to pay tribute to the forsaken heroes, our fathers. We should seize the opportunity to pay respect toward our dads by celebrating the event in joyous manners.
The fundamental question should focus on ... Views: 157
Do you remember the old Peanuts comics, where Linus carried his security blanket with him everywhere he went? It seemed to give him a sense of security that one would expect from a “security” blanket and if he was out of touch with the blanket, he experienced physical illness as a result. ... Views: 165
If you are the parent of a toddler, you are all too familiar with their young wills. Like the explorers from days of yore, they want to go out into the great big world and discover new things for themselves. Until they get a boo-boo or want some juice. Then they call in the reinforcements: mom ... Views: 144
I recently read an editorial in Philadelphia Magazine about parents demanding too little from their children. The author opined “we have caved in to the foolish idea that being a good parent means being nice to our children, and making their youths as pleasant and free of stress as possible. ... Views: 265
Anxiety disorder is a common mental illness affecting millions of people including children and teens. Anxiety is a common human response when faced with real danger but people with anxiety disorder are ruled by fears even without the presence of real fearful situations. An anxiety attack is ... Views: 126
Motherhood, or to be more precise, single motherhood, is the greatest job in the world, the biggest challenge, and the most incredible growth opportunity, especially when you have to push through your fears and personal limitations because you have no choice.
Very often my writings to you ... Views: 177
When it comes to adult children who have “failed to launch”-- either returned home after being away to college, an attempt to leave the nest to live on their own or who have never moved out to begin with—there is generally a variation of one or both of these two scenarios: For some of these ... Views: 238
“To All Divorcing Parents
Your children have come into this world because of the two of you. Perhaps you two made lousy choices as to whom you decided to be the other parent. If so, that is your problem and your fault. No matter what you think of the other party-or what your family thinks of ... Views: 239
Single parenthood is a tough vocation, but raising a child on one's own can be richly rewarding as well. Here are ten tips to help single parents deal with the ups and downs of their lifestyle.
Don't Try to Be Two People at Once
You need to accept that you alone cannot fill the roles of ... Views: 102
Parenting IS the most difficult job in the world. The Journey of Self Development magically enfolds in front of the Parents that are at all times asked to increase their capacity to Love, and Understand this complex matrix of impulses we call Life. The world belongs to our children and we are ... Views: 166
This afternoon, when I went to pick up my daughter from school, I was mesmerized by a mom breastfeeding her baby. The image brought back the bliss I felt during the fifteen months I gave my precious one the tit. The moment fleeted at the sound and the hustle of excited children getting out of ... Views: 172