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Successful Stepfamilies

Successful Stepfamilies

Today, at least one-third of all children in the U.S. are expected to live in a stepfamily before they reach the age of 18. Although stepfamilies are more common, they face many lifestyle changes and adjustments. However, with concerted effort and determination families can work through problems and live together successfully. Because every situation is [...]
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Life with a new baby can be delightful and rewarding, however, it can also be difficult and stressful at times. When a woman is pregnant and after she gives birth, many physical and emotional changes occur which can leave her feeling sad, anxious, afraid, or confused. These feelings are commonly referred to as "baby blues" [...]
Parenting a Preemie

Parenting a Preemie

Babies who are born before their due date, especially those who weigh less than 3 pounds, need special care during the first several years of their lives. Following is a list of suggestions regarding the care of your baby when he comes home from the hospital. It is essential that you take your baby to [...]
Parent Self-Esteem

Parent Self-Esteem

Being a parent has never been easy. However, during these hectic, stressed-filled days of the 21st century it can be especially difficult. Our culture places a great premium on providing children with superior educational experiences, diverse extra-curricular activities and material possessions. Although there is nothing wrong with wanting these things for our children, quite often [...]
Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter Parenting

The style of overprotective and over involved parenting is known as “helicopter parenting”. These parents “cross the line” from expressing a healthy interest and involvement in their children’s lives to hovering. Of course, protecting and helping one’s child are normal parental instincts. As young people mature, though, other parenting skills are necessary. Such as helping [...]
Dating After Divorce

Dating After Divorce

Dating after divorce may be the last thing on a single parent’s priority list. However, there may come a time when you feel that both you and your children are ready to have a new person in your lives. After meeting that new person and a decision is made to further pursue a relationship, consideration [...]

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