Having a baby is typically an eagerly anticipated and joyous event for both husbands and wives. Raising children, however, especially during the first year, can be an entirely different matterm
, researchers have consistently found that over 80 percent of parents experienced moderate to severe crisis in their relationship after the birth of their first child. Continue reading →
Successful parents move gradually to a sort of “automatic pilot” style of caretaking. Their children learn to regulate their own behavior, generally make good decisions without parental interference and ask for help only when they need it. Continue reading →
Mother-daughter relationships are complex and diverse. Some mothers and daughters are best friends. Others talk once a week. Some see each other weekly; others live in different states or countries. Some spar regularly. Some avoid conflict. Others talk through everything. And undoubtedly, there’s a hint of all these things in most relationships. Continue reading →
Being a good father is not a part–time job. It takes commitment and hard work. Every man has the power to build a strong relationship with his children. It’s not unusual for men to have a difficult time expressing their feelings.
How a father spends his time tells his children what’s important to him. If you always seem too busy for your children, they will feel neglected no matter what you say. Treasuring children often means sacrificing other things, but it is essential to spend time with your children. Kids grow up so quickly. Missed opportunities are lost forever.
The father-son relationship can be complex. Fathers and sons with widely different interests can find it hard to relate to one another. Sometimes dads and sons feel competitive against one another. Sometimes their male tendencies to not communicate feelings are compounded as both want a better relationship but neither one quite knows how to go about it. Continue reading →