• Correcting Rebellious Tween and Teen Behavior
    Single Parenting

    Correcting Rebellious Tween and Teen Behavior

    Parenting tweens and teens involves a bittersweet and sometimes difficult mixture of emotions. It’s rewarding to watch your children gain independence. It’s exciting to see them grow into young adults who will venture out into the world and make positive differences in the lives of others. But most teens don’t arrive at these destinations without some behavioral hiccups along the way. These include disrespect, sneakiness, manipulating household rules, negative attitudes, and rebellion. It’s normal to sense that you’ve lost control when your children’s behavior turns rebellious. But there are methods you can employ if your quarrelsome young adults start giving you grief. Here are five strategies to help correct rebellious…

  • Does Your Partner Have Alexithymia?
    Dating Tips

    Does Your Partner Have Alexithymia?

    Alexithymia is a socially limiting psychological condition that wreaks havoc on a person’s emotional life. The condition involves the inability to use words to express feelings or emotions. This affects interpersonal relationships, social attachments, and emotional awareness. Many experts define alexithymia as a neurological disorder. Others consider it to be a psychological disorder resulting in social impacts. Either way, it may be a significant factor contributing to breakups. Psychiatrist Peter Sifneos first described alexithymia in 1972. There are still a lot of unknowns, but scientists believe alexithymia may be rooted in changes in the limbic system. They’ve also concluded that there are no connections between alexithymia and psychopathy. Unlike psychopaths,…

  • Dealing with bullies
    Life Coaching

    Dealing with bullies

    Every generation has had to deal with bullies, usually around middle school age. Now it seems that bullies are emerging sooner in the younger grades. How do you spot it and what can you do? Bullying takes many forms.  It ranges from the physical such as pushing or hitting. It can also be psychological  and verbal like name calling and spreading rumors. Social media has only popularized the bullying by bringing further attention to the bullies themselves. These bullies can operate quite freely after school hours using text messages and emails. This is called cyber bullying and is quite dangerous because, despite of what is believed, the internet is forever.…

  • How a single parent can raise a child
    Single Parenting

    How a single parent can raise a child

    It can be stressful to raise a child on your own. To survive as a single parent, you need to understand how to deal with pressure and find support as you nurture your child. Single parenting is almost the norm now. There are many special challenges that are posed to single parents. Knowing how to manage these will help you survive and thrive as you raise your child. Single-parent challenges Raising a child is not easy. Doing it alone only increases the challenge because you re responsible for every stage of caring for your child.  This added pressure will result in stress and fatigue, but you have to stay alert…

  • 3 Reasons why being a single parent is Amazing
    Single Parenting

    3 Reasons why being a single parent is Amazing

    The traditional structures of raising kids together as parents have changed drastically over the past two decades. It’s even a fact that unmarried mothers now give birth to 4 out of 10 children. Below are 3 amazing reasons why being a single parent is amazing: When alone, engage in activities you love Life can get two- dimensional too fast when you are the only one on duty. Endless responsibilities making it hard to balance between work and parenting hence you end up feeling like you’re not doing either of them well. It’s, therefore, true to say that you need alone time. It’s just as essential as the others. Engage in…

  • Should you stay together for the kids
    Family Life

    Should you stay together for the kids

    It is not a new concept to stay in a relationship so that the children don’t have to be upset.  Is this a wise choice? Divorce, particularly when there are children to consider, is a difficult decision to make.  Divorce is a stressful and ugly time of life for everyone involved.   And it doesn’t help that divorce tends to bring out the absolute worst in people.  Hurt and anger take control and it is hard to decide what is most important for the children. This situation requires that both parties work on they issues and marriage before deciding to divorce.  This may include getting counseling and do some research with…

  • Ways of being both single and better as a parent
    Single Parenting

    Ways of being both single and better as a parent

    Know that you’re not alone if single parenting has left you doubtful and emotional. Quite a number of both single dads and mums always doubt whether they are making their kids satisfied even though it’s clear they are. If you always question your ability to undertake both roles as a mum and dad then just look at what you are already doing well. You can always take lessons from there. After isolating them, you can recognize how impacts can be made from those small changes just like how to become a better parent through the following ways: 1) Have Limits You can set boundaries with your kids as an adult.…

  • How to deal with pregnancy when alone
    Single Parenting

    How to deal with pregnancy when alone

    Pregnancy is a contraction, this is what any mom-to-be will inform you. You will be creating another being inside you for the next nine months and the feeling will be amazing and also confusing. You will be: Happy Stressed Glowing Emotional Pregnancy is hard if you don’t have any support system. In case you are pregnant and alone, you can try the following tips to make everything simpler. Construct your support system You can involve your loved ones in this pregnancy process. They will be able to support you where possible from doctor’s appointments to just being there when you need someone to talk to. You can link up with…

  • Dealing with Surprises in Life

    Dealing with Surprises in Life

    When people mention the word “surprises,” we tend to think of good ones, like an unexpected raise at work, flowers from a loved one “just because,” or the little win on a lottery ticket. But surprises go both ways. Sometimes life throws bad surprises at us, like when we get fired, a relationship ends, or car repairs decimate our vacation funds. Life is all about balance. So we need to prepare for the surprises. It’s hard to prepare for the unexpected; but in truth, there are some things we can do to prepare. This is more than saving a few dollars every week for unforeseen costs or having a spare…

  • Working at Home

    “Secret Life of a Soccer Mom” sparks the stay at home mom debate…again

    Unfortunately a majority of mom’s need to go out and work 40 hour work weeks to support themselves and their families, but for some reason there is always a debate about women working out of the home and “leaving” the kids at daycare. This latest show on TLC, Secret Life of a Soccer Mom, is the most recent catalyst for angry emails and discussions among many women. On the show, the mom has been taken from the home and away from her children to pursue another possible passion. At the end of the show, she must make a decision between the job or returning home full-time. In the episodes where…