Imagine looking over at your teen child and noticing angry red lines across his or her arms. For a moment, you feel confused. Then, you feel a sense of panic as you realize that your child has been cutting. In your state of panic and confusion, you grab hold of your child’s arms and demand to know what is going on.
From the time children are as young as 3 or 4 years old, they learn the difference between mine and yours. They learn what items belong to them and what does not. As they learn the difference, they also learn not to take something that does not belong to them without consent.
Understanding the role of depression and anxiety in a relationship can make a world of difference. When someone you love suffers from depression or anxiety, it can feel overwhelming. Communication becomes difficult and eventually frustration sets in. Unfortunately, both conditions combined can often lead to failed relationships.
Arguing is a normal part of any relationship. In fact, married couples who claim not to argue are either lying to themselves or not participating fully in the marriage. If you have a marriage without disagreement, you have two partners who are not fully vested in the marriage.
When it comes to domestic violence and abuse among dating couples, you may automatically call to mind an image of an adult couple. However, teens are just as susceptible to the issue. In fact, teen dating violence is a prevalent issue that can lead to a wealth of problems. Teens subjected to dating violence may suffer from depression and anxiety, and may even abuse drugs or alcohol to cope.
The holiday season is often exciting because you get to eat good food and spend time with loved ones. However, it can also be stressful, even under normal circumstances. You may experience added stress if you deal with family conflict during holiday gatherings. Fortunately, those conflicts do not have to put a damper on your holiday cheer. There are ways to manage family conflict.
It is not uncommon for parents to turn to friends, family, professionals, and even the Internet looking for advice on how to help children cope after a divorce. What you will often find in this situation is a wealth of information on what you should not do rather than what you should do. However, it is in knowing what you should do that will help your child in the long run.
Often times, the reason for failed relationships between friends, family, and couples is a lack of effective communication. As human beings, we are hardwired to to express our feelings. Unfortunately, if we express our feeling through improper communication, it can lead to discord. Fortunately, there are ways you can communicate your feelings more effectively.
Chores are often a routine part of family life. Parents and children work together to keep their home in order. However, parents also often face the struggle of convincing their children to do chores. Some may offer allowances, whereas other may simply demand that their children complete chores “or else.”
If you have ever been on a plane, you have likely heard the flight attendant’s instructions in case of an emergency. In the event of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop in front of every passenger. Adults are instructed to place an oxygen mask on themselves before assisting children. The truth of the matter is, you cannot effectively help anyone else until you help yourself, which is why self-care is so important.