We compare. Period. There can be no debate on this. Unless we are supremely confident or indifferent or antisocial, chances are that we compare ourselves to others. In career, in choice of mate, in choice of appliances, in diet, in everyday decisions. The list is endless. Parenting is no exception. Sometimes comparison is good. ItContinue reading “How to Stop Comparing Yourself with Others”
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What Do You Want From Your Children
What do you want from your children? I believe this one question defines your parenting style. Some of the answers that I can think of. Just love. I don’t want money or shelter or anything. They can be who they want, do what they want. I just want them to be happy. I wish theyContinue reading “What Do You Want From Your Children”
8 tips to cope with rejection
When babies reject moms, it almost feels like a betrayal. The feeling of somehow having failed or inadequate slowly creeps in and begins to take hold. Somedays it gets unbearable and a breakdown is the only release. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
5 steps to resolve fights
As parents, it is imperative that we stay calm during fights. Think of it as going to your safe room in your mind when hit with the emotional storm. You wait out the storm, assess the damage and repair with the best means available to you. What you don’t do is stand unguarded in the storm and let yourself be carried away too.
When Children Provoke
People provoke. They utter statements meant to touch a raw nerve, to inflict hurt, enrage us or put us on the defensive. To assign or shift blame or shame us. Why do people provoke? They don’t know how to express or handle strong feelings. These may be feelings of being wronged, disappointment. Or we mightContinue reading “When Children Provoke”