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Have you ever wondered why some people have such a difficult time sustaining close, personal relationships while others seem to do so with relative ease?  How we manage the balance between closeness and distance with the important people in our lives correlates to our foundational sense of security and attachment.  

Children and Trauma

Children can be traumatized by the tragic events they see reported on the news or that happen in their own lives, such as an incident at school or something frightening in the news. There are, however, ways parents can help their children respond that build their maturity and resilience. 

Corporal Punishment in African American Families

“Spare the rod, spoil the child”.  If you are familiar with this saying, you are very familiar with the idea of corporal punishment. In some African American households, corporal punishment is used as a way to maintain tradition, order, power of authority and respect. 

How Will Your Baby Impact Your New Marriage

How Will Your New Baby Impact Your Marriage? For many couples, the addition of a new baby into the family is an exciting, joyous, and uncertain time. Whether the couple is dealing with the physiological repercussions of giving birth or the psychological challenges associated with fostering or adopting a child, the period immediately after bringing the newest family member home is a huge adjustment.

Letting Go of Expectations

It’s always good to strive for more, but sometimes when we have too many or too high of expectations, they can create rigid thinking of what’s “supposed to be.” Sometimes having no expectations can lead to the best results.

Not Being The First

This article helps you to work through not being your partner's first engagment or husband/wife, or parent to their children. 

Parenting—An Overview

When is the last time you thought about what you want for child when (s)he grows up?  What kind of life do you hope (s)he has?  Have you done your best to prepare him/her to create that kind of life?  While it may seem like a lot to think about, it's really the end goal of our job as parents.

Parenting A Distant Teenager

When your teen distances themselves it can feel difficult to know how to reconnect. Here are some ways to engage and interact with your teen to help strengthen your relationship. 

Parenting and ADHD/ADD during Homework and at Home Task Times

It can be very difficult to maintain a balance to dealing with your frustrations as a working parent and managing your child’s inattention during homework/task times.  As you read above, knowing you and your child’s limitations will allow you to change your mindset when determining expectations to what your child can accomplish.  You also were made aware of shifting your expectations in order to be a more encouraging parent.

Postpartum Depression and Expectations of Motherhood

When experiences don’t meet our expectations—what we imagined something to be like or feel like—it is a big disappointment. And, when we have expectations for ourselves, and we fall short of fulfilling those expectations, we can be very hard on ourselves, and unforgiving. This is especially true for people who are used to being able to handle whatever comes their way. Many times our expectations are unrealistic, but we don’t realize it, and instead feel depressed. For that reason, it is important to have realistic expectations for things. If you find that an experience is nothing like you expected, you need to revise those expectations and make them more reasonable. This doesn’t mean you failed, it means you set up a scenario that is simply not possible for you or anyone else. Now that the reality is here, its time to adjust your expectations and goals for yourself.

Resiliency And Rewards

You as a parent have the ability to help your child learn effective methods to handle disappointments such as being in second place or not doing a good job at a task.  You also have the ability to facilitate their learning and promote their successes when you focus on the  effort put into a task rather than the outcome.  How your child learns how to be reliant can have lasting effects when they then become adults.