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The Ideal Parent
Is there such a thing as an "ideal parent?" Are there traits to which we can aspire? What is "ideal" to one may be deficient to another. How can we be the best parent we can be?
The Importance of De-Stressing Our Lives
Stress is unavoidable in today's society and as single parents we have fewer options for sharing the stress in our daily lives. A good plan for de-stressing is crucial in maintaining physical and emotional health.
The Infallible Parent
Infallible parents believe that they must always be right. This does not necessarily mean that they believe that they ARE always right, just that they have the expectation of themselves that they should always be right. Do you fit into this category?
The Need for Guidance
Children and teens need lots of guidance in order to gain the tools they need to make safe, sound decisions for their future. While there are many places they can learn their decisio-making skills, the best source of such guidance is parents.
The Needs of Young Mothers
Very young mothers (16-20) find themselves in a new world where much is expected fo them. As mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc., there is much that we can - and should - offer in support of this new phase of life.
The Newest Teenage Cellphone Craze
The newest use of the cellphone for teenagers is sexting - taking photos with a cellphone of oneself either nude or scantily clothed and forwarding them to friends. What are the consequences?
The Power of Patience
Patience is a quality often sought and rarely easily found. Patience is necessary as a parent; however, I often found myself lacking in this department. Perhaps it is not patience that is really needed?
The Theory of Family
How would you define family? How do today's youth and teens define family? What is the difference between family structure and family theory? Today's teens are exploring the concept of family in ways that differ from previous generations. How can we help them?
They Are What We Teach
A look at how our children are shaped by the ideals and philosophies we teach them through word and deed.
Those Tiny Picky Eaters
There are many reasons that toddlers are picky eaters. From their physical size to their activity level to their struggle for independence, there are ways for parents to cope with a picky eater!
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