General Parenting Issues'

Questions to Young Children

Questions to Young Children

Parents, grandparents and even strangers often desire to connect with young children. Yet, some well-intentioned adults often err in the way they phrase their questions to children. Some seemingly factual or innocuous inquiries may actually hurt [...]

Create a close family for your adolescent

Create a close family for your adolescent

From adolescence on most people can describe whether or not their family was closely connected. What are the benefits of having a close family and how can parents create the environment that enhances their children’s lifelong [...]

Parenting teaches partnership

Parenting teaches partnership

Parenthood can make you a better partner. Romantic love and parental love are very different. Yet, if we add to our marriage the elements of unconditional love and caring that we naturally practice with our children [...]

Can a good relationship with in-laws endanger your marriage?

Can a good relationship with in-laws endanger your marriage?

Newlyweds usually hope that through their union each of them is gaining an additional set of loving, supportive parents. They may be concerned that disharmony could affect their connection but rarely imagine that a good relationship [...]

How to decide what is best for your child

How to decide what is best for your child

Though many books, classes, articles and parenting experts teach methods of effective parenting, most parents still struggle, at times, with determining which option would best serve their child in any given situation. In her book “Peaceful [...]

How to be the best adult child to aging parents

How to be the best adult child to aging parents

Parents are taught how to raise their children and youngsters are instructed to treat their elders with respect. Yet, when the roles of the generations get reversed many adult children are uncertain about how to relate [...]

Helping your adult child with marital difficulties

Helping your adult child with marital difficulties

Though parenting is a lifetime assignment most parenting research and literature focuses primarily on aiding parents in raising young children and adolescents to adulthood. Beyond the youngster’s emancipation the guidance is scarce and the need is [...]

The challenging Mother-Daughter relationship

The challenging Mother-Daughter relationship

The Mother-Daughter relationship is probably the most complex of all parent-child interactions. From emulation to emancipation, from tender parenting to competition, daughters and mothers spend their lifetime recreating their intimate connection. The attachment of girls to [...]