General Parenting Issues'

Can Divorced Parents Sustain a Parenting Union?

Can Divorced Parents Sustain a Parenting Union?

When a relationship ends the sorrow of the rejected individual is sometimes described as “unbearable”. Very often both partners experience a multitude of complex emotions that leave them pained and befuddled. Does this parting inevitably create [...]

Teach and Model Compassion to Children

Teach and Model Compassion to Children

Compassion is one of the tender emotions people can have for each other. Yet, this exceptional feeling is not always naturally experienced by youngsters and thus has to be taught and cultivated by parents and other [...]

Kindness, Compassion Can Alleviate Anxiety

Kindness, Compassion Can Alleviate Anxiety

Most people expect to experience some physical deterioration as they age. Many individuals consider with dread the possible physical, functional or mental decline they may encounter in the future but few adults are aware that intense [...]

Be the Best Parent Your Children Deserve

Be the Best Parent Your Children Deserve

It is often surprising to some adult siblings to discover that their recollections of their parental upbringing vary greatly and that their views of their parents are also not necessarily identical. What can we learn from [...]

Protect Your Children’s Rights During and After Your Divorce

Protect Your Children’s Rights During and After Your Divorce

The divorce of one’s parents is difficult and emotionally distressing for children of all ages. A subsequent remarriage of either parent creates an additional adjustment.  A father’s remarriage to a younger woman may be particularly stressful [...]

Managing Fights Between Your Young Siblings

Managing Fights Between Your Young Siblings

Sibling rivalry is a common phenomenon in which brothers and sisters vie for primacy in the eyes of their parents to attain security and wellbeing. Parents find their children’s fights, arguments and hostility needless and disturbing. [...]

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person

Our youth–centered culture promotes beauty, vitality and an energetic, fast-paced lifestyle. The adulation of the young and the beautiful is not new but as our health care improves and we live longer the disparity between generations [...]

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving

Though caregivers of loved ones are often viewed with appreciation, respect and admiration for undertaking this difficult task that requires physical and emotional resiliency, they may be unaware of the risks associated with this saintly endeavor. [...]