General Parenting Issues'

Protect your children from family disputes

Protect your children from family disputes

It is not uncommon for adults to have disparity of opinions, attitudes, preferences or interpretations of their mate’s thoughts and feelings, regardless of their love and respect for each other. Yet, children who observe dissonance between [...]

Cautiously use humor in your relationships

Cautiously use humor in your relationships

Many people find joy is using humor in their conversation with others. It is a method of bonding with those who are like-minded through affirming their mutual understanding and opinions about the subject, person, politics, religion, [...]

Cultivating a healthy self-esteem throughout life

Cultivating a healthy self-esteem throughout life

From a very early age we learn that pleasing others is wise and a well-rewarded behavior. When our parents affirm our actions, attitude and manners, we feel safer and liked. One of the most elated statements by young [...]

How to calm a chronic complainer

How to calm a chronic complainer

All individuals are physically, emotionally and psychologically different from one another. Though many traits may be shared, the exact psychological makeup of any two people, including twins, is unique and special to each individual. We vary in looks, [...]

Curb Your Tendency to Complain

Curb Your Tendency to Complain

From infancy, most children learn that complaining about being hungry, a sibling’s unkindness, crying about having pain, screaming when they feel unfairly treated, wanting attention from a busy parent, being hungry or thirsty, will likely be [...]

How to Help Seniors in Decision Making

How to Help Seniors in Decision Making

Last week’s column titled, “Reduce your gullibility to scams” described the process by which physiologically, Seniors are more susceptible to being more easily scammed than younger people due to a damage to their frontal cortex, which [...]

Reduce Your Gullibility to Scams

Reduce Your Gullibility to Scams

How does vulnerability increase in the older generation allowing some Seniors to become pray to scams that they may have been immune to in their earlier years? According to a report by the Center for Retirement [...]

The Costs of Lonliness

The Costs of Lonliness

Most people are aware of some discomfort during periods in which they are alone or feel lonely. Since aloneness has not been classified as a medical condition, it is rarely considered a physical threat. Yet, multiple [...]