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Parenting isn’t simple and it has the potential to make everybody look stupid. Laugh along with 3 experts as they discuss the in and outs of successful parenting.
Parenting The Toddler Years: The foundational issue is control and power! As soon as your child can make some choices it is important to let them make them. Start teaching them early and build that independence in them slowly.
‘I dread the holiday time of year’ is a statement shared with sadness from many of my clients that trust me enough to be completely honest with their feelings and thoughts. Even though most of us long for the warm feelings evoked by images portrayed on greeting cards of ‘roasted chestnuts and open fires’ shared with loved ones, for many people this happy and loving picture is far from their reality. Instead, they feel overwhelmed by the prospect of obligatory gift buying; feigned merriment at parties they would rather not be at; frantic eating; and nostalgia from memories of times past with people who for various reasons are no longer part of their holidays. If you can relate to a vague sense of bewilderment elicited by this time of year, the following thoughts may help.
We think of lonely people as being more isolated and having less social contacts then most. But that is FALSE. Research shows that … people who report themselves as being lonely have more social contacts than people who say they are not lonely. Dr. Dave Stoop and Dr. Jill Hubbard talk about chronic loneliness: what research shows; what lonely people think; and finally how to break away from chronic loneliness.
Since we are all sinful dysfunctional people who at some time will prove ourselves to be untrustworthy, every important relationship in our life will require the rebuilding of trust at some point in time. Sometimes it may only be a slight “remodeling” while at other times it will be a complete “rebuilding” process. In some of our relationships it may seem much easier to just cut and run. We decide the relationship isn’t worth the effort of rebuilding. And this may be true in some situations, but seldom is it ever true of marriage. You might even say that one of the purposes of marriage is to teach us how to rebuild trust when it is broken.
Whether you’re a single parent as a result of divorce, death, never being married, or having a spouse that is always at work or travelling; all single parents face some common struggles. Parenting is a difficult job, even with two parents, so single parenting can be downright challenging. However, there are some ways to reduce the stress of single parenting and make the task less daunting.