Families teach us that we can survive the pain of divorce, mental illness, abuse, alcoholism, suicide, unemployment, violence and all the other stuff that happens in life. The functional and flourishing family is most productive when it has goals and values as a unit.
When your family is supportive and respectful of the rights and dreams of each other, it is a wonderful spring-board to life.
Parenting is a big job. Learn from other successful families and guide your children to be self sufficient, responsible adults. If you were in a dysfunctional situation, ask for help on setting boundaries and healthy discipline methods.
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When you speak to your child, can you count more negative or positive words coming out of your mouth? Formal studies with learned psychologists have shown that it takes at least seven positive comments to undo a negative […]
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What to do with the mad that you feel? That is a question Mr. Rogers used to ask on his television show. Why do we try to blame others when we get angry? We all get mad sometimes. Children, adults and even animals get angry over some of the silliest reasons to us, but the reasons are important to them.
However, the anger over a specific incident is usually just the tip of the iceberg. There is almost always a deeper need that has not been met. Here are 5 reasons why children get angry. I learned them at a parents meeting recently and they make sense to me.