When you are really listening and trying to understand your children it is important to guard against some of the things that seem to come naturally when you are trying to help. Often when our children express their fears, hurts, and anger, we rush in to “fix things”... It is … [Read more...] about Three Top Tips to Help Parents Fight the Urge to “Fix” Everything!
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 15, 2012 This week I was a witness to a huge foot-in-mouth blunder of a father who was impressed by another child’s mechanical abilities. He saw a teenager roughly the same age as his son amaze everyone by taking an electronic gadget apart, … [Read more...] about Open Mouth, Insert Foot
It seems that with busy schedules, responsibilities, and work that parents are finding less time to spend with their children. And what's even worse than that, is that they may not even know what their children are doing or where they are. Children are expected to be … [Read more...] about Parent Involvement in Your Child’s Social Life
Chances are that if you are not an only child, you have had some sort of conflict with one of your siblings. Sibling rivalries are very normal and happen to most families. Now that you have children of your own you can probably relate to how they are feeling because you have … [Read more...] about Tips for Keeping the Peace Despite Sibling Rivalry
The reason emotions are so important in relationships may seem obvious, but it is not insignificant. As human beings, we use both our body and our mind. It is with our minds that we experience emotions. Can you imagine a relationship devoid of emotion? Can you imagine a human … [Read more...] about Emotionally Charged Relationships