25

Nov

Divorce and separation present many challenges for the family. However, according to a recent Gallup poll, woman may have  a more difficult time than men. These findings show that woman who are in going through one of these, are more stressed and there is a increase in their drinking patterns. One theory on what may…

01

Aug

 When a family is experiencing a divorce, dynamics within the family significantly change. Family roles and relationships are impacted and often misaligned.Experiencing a divorce is tremendously  stressful for every one involved. If the divorce is conflictual/antagonistic,it could further damage relationships that may have been strained between siblings. Even in best case scenarios,kids struggle with choosing…

08

Jul

There are very few parents who have not experienced some sort of sibling rivalry amongst their children. In fact, developmentally, it is normal. Children learn problem solving, compromise, and sharing by working out differences with one another. However, for some families, rivalries could become problematic and even dangerous. Factors that may impact the intensity, frequency, and…

06

Jan

 It can also put an incredible strain on one that’s not ready for the challenges that come with raising a child. You have to ask yourself: how will a baby affect your finances, your spare time and your future goals?The decision to have a baby is a huge one for couples—it can make a strong…

06

Jan

The behaviorally Challenged child ∙ Avoid comparing your children with each other. Each child is unique in his/her own way. ∙ Identify and understand the unique limits and strengths of each child. ∙ Try to see the humor in things. ∙ Dwell on positives not failures. ∙ Try to start the day off with a…

05

Jan

Ten warning signs include: 1. Drop in grades 2. Change in friends 3. Isolating more 4. Paraphernalia found 5. Stopping or decrease in activities 6 More emotional outbursts 7. Change in appearance or hygiene 8. More secretive/avoidant behaviors 9. Change in sleep patterns 10. More defiant If you see these behaviors, it does not mean…

05

Jan

● Making sure you treat each child fairly and consistently ● Be proactive: determine times and places these rivalries play out and plan for it. ● Be consistent with nap times and snacks ● Set times up parent times for each child if possible. ● Pay attention to conflicts and make sure children are heard. …