Category Archives: Parenting

Being a new mother

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Being a new mother and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be challenging at times. Let us not forget, there is also time to allocate for studies (if you’re taking any sort of classes for training/school), and spending quality time nurturing friendships and extended familial relationships, as well as, giving yourself some quality alone time. […]

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Individuation from Family of Origin

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Families build their own systems with customs, values, beliefs, implicit and explicit rules, as well as, perceived acceptable/unacceptable behaviors. We develop within this culture, adapt to, as well as, adopt these family system dynamics. When we leave our family of origin and enter the world, we often respond to the world through the lens of […]

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Family Life Cycle Transition Issues

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Whether you start a new job, have a new baby, start college, get married, or begin your retirement and any new phase of life, there will naturally be an increase of stress(eustress/distress). Most problems typically occur at the transitional points in the family life cycle, in other words, the developmental changes in the life cycle. […]

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Reasons to avoid hitting your children

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All children need boundaries and rules. Boundaries help children feel safe to navigate the world in their development. There is a misconception that hitting is the only way children learn to follow the rules. However, boundaries can be taught and modeled without physical punishment and aggression. Parents can discipline their children with positive punishment- such […]

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