Parental Burnout

What is burnout in general? Most people have experienced burnout at some time in their lives. When we hear someone say they feel burned out, we can resonate with feelings of being swamped, exhausted, drained, or having difficulty keeping up with life tasks. Yet not everyone [...]

By |2022-08-24T20:58:15+00:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Parental Burnout

The Secret to Good Parenting

You may have a career that requires a lot of your attention. Yet, you work hard to provide many opportunities for your children. You make sure they are well supervised, eat healthy food, get a good night’s sleep, have plenty of toys to play with, monitor [...]

By |2022-04-04T18:10:59+00:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Secret to Good Parenting

Psychological Implications For Children From Wearing Masks

I realize there has been controversy in wearing masks for health reasons. The purpose of this article is to focus only on the psychological implications. What are the psychological impacts of wearing masks? After wearing masks so long in response to COVID, I became aware [...]

By |2022-03-04T17:51:34+00:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Children|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Psychological Implications For Children From Wearing Masks

How to Discourage Entitlement

I recall going on walks with my grandson. In his neighborhood, every home had a fence surrounding a front garden. As young as two or three years old, whenever he saw an open gate, he closed it. It seemed logical to him to take care of [...]

By |2021-12-14T05:43:43+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Discourage Entitlement

The Gift of Patience

What kind of parent are you? When you hold a baby in your arms for the first time, isn’t it an amazing, overwhelming feeling? Are you bursting with love? You wonder how this tiny miracle of life is going to grow up. You consider your [...]

By |2021-11-22T23:05:29+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Parenting, Relationship|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Gift of Patience

“Bang-ups & Hang-ups” of Good Parenting

You grow up and decide to become parents. If you are anything like me, you wish for a crystal ball to forecast the results of your parenting. You want to provide good parenting, healthy parenting. You have some ideas about parenting from your parents, caregivers, [...]

By |2021-09-08T16:09:37+00:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on “Bang-ups & Hang-ups” of Good Parenting

Freedom with Responsibility

The 4th of July conjures up thoughts of celebration, barbecues, fireworks, freedom, and independence. These modern-day festivities have persisted since 1776 when our founding father, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife in which he detailed his belief that July 4th… will be celebrated, [...]

By |2021-06-25T02:25:33+00:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Freedom with Responsibility

Can You Help Diffuse Sibling Rivalry?

Have you ever given thought to whether you treat your kids as well as your friends? Are there ways you unwittingly instigate sibling rivalry? Erma Bombeck was an American humorist who brought this question to light in her story Supposing I Treated My Friends Like [...]

By |2021-04-02T17:53:34+00:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |Comments Off on Can You Help Diffuse Sibling Rivalry?