When we become mothers or fathers, somehow, there’s an incoming powerful and indescribable love for our children. Children are a gift of the Lord, and naturally, we will want to protect and want the best for them. Check out our articles below, and we hope they will be a source of encouragement for you.
Getting a Sense of Adolescence
Getting a Sense of Adolescence Connecting with Your Teen through Attentive Listening Photo by @talen As your child grows, you will slowly notice how aging changes the way they interact with you as their parent. While infants and children up to age 12 may...
Getting a Sense of Adolescence
When a child reaches adolescence, they begin to show signs of maturity, not just mentally but also physically and socially. They begin to develop the ability to think abstractly, become more concerned with complex topics such as philosophy, politics, and social issues, think long-term, set personal goals, and compare themselves with their peers. They may begin to struggle with independence and control, but you should not fight fire with fire. A recent study showed that an effective way to make teens open up more is not through talking back at them or reprimanding them – instead, by taking a more retrospective and understanding approach through attentive listening.
Friends for Keeps
It is only natural for parents to be supportive of friendships that promote their children’s growth and welfare. However, they should also be aware of other interactions that their kids may have outside the home, just to make sure that their children are establishing connections that would only be beneficial in their journey to become successful and well-mannered adults. Here are ways to help your children nurture friendships that enrich their lives.
Stop, Listen, and Empathize
While we continue to see progress in the fight against the global pandemic, reports about the rise of new variants are beginning to make people feel uneasy once again. This can give rise to a new wave of anxiety, stress, and feelings of uncertainty that may not be sensed at first glance, but can be visible to those who have a strong connection towards the person who is burdened with these emotions. With some areas enforcing lockdown mandates, providing emotional support becomes crucial in preserving one’s well-being. For families, positive parenting through listening and empathy can be a great solution to combat negativity.
Growing Up Gritty Instilling Strength of Character in Children In the context of behavior, "grit" is defined as "firmness of character; indomitable spirit." Researcher Angela Duckworth pushed this further to include "perseverance and passion for...
Striving for Parental Efficacy
As a parent, you don’t have to be perfect, but you have to be effective. You have to be open to all sorts of possibilities and scenarios as you take on the challenge of raising kids, and each experience will put your parenting skills to the test. The first step in becoming an effective parent is acknowledging the fact that what might work in one situation won’t necessarily solve another problem. Some may say that having “parenting instincts” is innate, but it is not advisable to rely only on hunches especially where your kids are concerned.
Making Sense of Maturity Navigating Puberty Published: June 9, 2021 Photo by: Tabitha Graves Many parents wish that time will stop and they can keep their little ones as they are. However, days continue to turn to months, and months to years, with...
Taking Up the Fight Against Bullying
Rise Up with Love Taking Up the Fight Against Bullying Published: June 3, 2021 photo by Tabitha Graves Parents are naturally protective of their kids. They do everything in their power to shield their children from harm and prevent them...
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