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Balancing Work and Family

Balancing Work and Family

No matter where you are in your career, parents have a tough time achieving balance between work and family. After devoting so much energy on the job, facing the demands of children and household tasks may be the last thing you want to do. However, thoughts like this just make you feel guilty. So what [...]
Adolescent Parenting: Pick Your Battles

Adolescent Parenting: Pick Your Battles

Power struggles almost seem to be a way of life when you’re parenting an adolescent. Teens are in the stage of development that is designed to resist limits. Meanwhile, adults are committed to enforcing limits. It’s a natural conflict that leads to battles of control. It is best to strive for a sense of balance. [...]
The Absent Parent

The Absent Parent

Whatever the cause, whether it be divorce, work, military service or prison that takes one parent out of the household, separation is difficult for both the parent and the children. Small children may not understand why mom or dad is not around and older children may resent the absence. The absent parent oftentimes suffers from [...]
Six Characteristics of Strong Families

Six Characteristics of Strong Families

Sharing your life with a happy healthy family is for many of us, one of our most important goals. It is no secret that dysfunctional relationships and a chaotic family life are major contributors to social problems including juvenile delinquency, domestic abuse, and addiction. However, there are multitudes of successful families who thrive, contribute to [...]
When Parents Aren’t Getting Along

When Parents Aren’t Getting Along

Dealing with conflict can be tough and complicated for everyone, especially when the conflict is between you and your spouse. Marital conflict is inevitable at times in even the most loving and stable families. Stressful jobs, a difference in parenting styles, financial difficulties, or different personalities can all potentially contribute to marital conflict. Arguments or [...]
When Parenting Styles are Different

When Parenting Styles are Different

Parenting can be tough especially when two parents have different parenting styles. Have you ever thought about what kind of parent you are? Are you tough with high expectations? Do you believe that children should be allowed to “just be kids”? What do you think of as the “best” way to raise a child? There [...]

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