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My Child Hits Me!

From the age of 17 months old, children can experience violent episodes. Now, adjusting to the realities of life with their parents can be challenging for them and can even provoke surprising reactions in some of them. Kids often get frustrated by limits and then try to test us. Since they don't have the words or vocabulary to express themselves, their emotions are difficult to control and can translate into angry outbursts. It's then up to us to help them get through this phase, while remaining firm. Here are 9 tips from a mom who's been on this journey to correcting her son's behavior.

How Can We Reduce Stress In Children?

Mood changes, sleep disturbances, refusal to go to school, boredom or even withdrawal... Even if your child can’t describe what’s going on, many symptoms can reveal a state of anxiety deep within them. When your child is worried, helping him or her to deal with these strange and almost alien emotions can quickly become challenging for us as parents. The question is, how can you reduce this stress? How can you relieve it? Here are the answers to these questions.

7 Useful Techniques To Reduce Your Children's Screen Time

Do you often find your children in front of the TV surrounded by their numerous streaming platforms, video games, and smartphone? With so many options available, it's fair to say that your child’s time is definitely occupied. Whilst screens may seem like a good way to keep them busy, these activities don't stimulate their curiosity. Plus, sedentary occupations mean they don't work off their energy, not to mention the impact the strain has on their eyes. If you'd like your little angels to find other hobbies away from the iPad, you're in the right place. Discover 7 tips to keep them away from technology whilst ensuring they still have fun!

10 Tips On How To Cope With Joint Custody Of Your Children

Separated and divorced couples know the challenges of joint custody and although the thought of halving the time you spend with your kids may be daunting, it can be bearable thanks to good structure. I'm recently divorced, and when I was first confronted with this new organization, my two little children left a huge void in my life and their absence every other week was hard to deal with and became a big source of stress for me. I had trouble coming to terms with being a part-time mom, but I got through it and found other things to do with my time, despite missing my babies. Here are my 10 tips for coping with this ordeal.

I Don't Want Kids

For women the expectations are still numerous, and if there is one question in particular that we hear more than any other. I bet you can guess it. Of course, THAT million-dollar question is; ‘when do you plan on having children?’ Even today, in lots of people’s minds, a woman still has to become a mom and if she doesn't want to, she will have to find concrete arguments to justify her decision. It’s time we said stop to this pressure and followed our own dreams instead of forcing ourselves to live up to expectations imposed on us.

I Don’t Want To Breastfeed

When we’re pregnant or even way before being with child, we always seem to ask ourselves questions about how we are going to feed our baby. But don't worry, whatever choice you make, you will always, and I mean ALWAYS be on the receiving end of negative comments! The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding up to 6 months, and everyone with an opinion on the matter seems to side with them. I on the other hand chose not to breastfeed, and you know what? I think I'm a good mother anyway because my baby is healthy and happy.

Open Letter To My Children

Do you remember those days at the beach? When we would leave early before the sun had even risen. I was always afraid you would be cold. It was magical to see the look in your eyes when the sea appeared through the car window. And then, inevitably, there were always my screams, and your screams too. There was always screaming. There are so many things inside us and our skin is only so thick… Of course, it exploded. In this story, not everything was perfect, but I did my best.

Stop Comparing Your Children

Yes, it’s only natural to make comparisons between the eldest child and their siblings! Yet, every child is unique and develops at their own pace, with their own emotions, abilities, and personality. Just because your eldest child was potty-trained in next to no time, it doesn't mean your youngest, will be. In short, it isn't a competition, and some children feel devalued and rejected by such a behavior, so, beware of comparisons!

How To Punish Your Child Effectively

“He’s so cute… When he’s asleep!” Without a care for your punishments, your child is disobedient and repeatedly gets into trouble! As a result, you don’t feel respected or effective, and you're no doubt pulling your hair out over what to do next. Well, the good news is that there are solutions to take back the power! Here's how you can punish your child without even having to raise your voice.

What Is Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is defined as the intense fear or worry of being away from the person we are most attached to. In fact, this feeling frequently appears in children and their parents, as well as in animals too! When we form such strong bonds with those dearest to us, it can be hard to spend time apart and get on with our own lives. Read on for more insights into this feeling, and discover how the impact of separation can be lessened between parents and their children.

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Quality Of Life At Work, An Important Issue!

One of the things that attract me the most when I apply to a company is the quality of life they offer. And be careful, when I say the quality of life, it’s not just about having a table football table in the break room, with a bowl of fresh fruit. It’s a set of aspects that will enable me to feel good at work. What are they? How do you define it, and why is it such an important issue? Quality of life is a vector for performance and well-being, and it can make all the difference. Let’s explain.

10 Passive-Aggressive Examples To Help You Recognize This Behavior

We all have sarcastic and manipulative tendencies that emerge when we feel stressed or even under pressure. Although, we can't particularly be proud of this kind of behavior, we all exhibit it. These negative behaviors are usually noticeable very quickly, that is, except in passive-aggressive people who bury their emotions. These particular individuals act in the shadows but are still very harmful and toxic, especially if you are friends with or even dating one. Discover our 10 examples that will help you to spot passive-aggressive behavior, and reveal what you can do when you are confronted with it.

How To Break Up With Someone You Live With - 5 Tips To Go About It

Have you decided to end your relationship, yet you want to do it in the kindest way possible? If you are in this situation, you must go about it in the right way, regardless of what's gone on or who is to blame. Breakups can be brutal, and you don't want to inflict pain and suffering on your partner, right? But you can't exactly let yourself be unhappy for much longer either, and need to move out. Letting someone down gently is a tough balance to enact, and it involves asking yourself the right questions to make the separation as painless as possible. If you want to be able to walk away from your partner in the smoothest possible way, you're in the right place.

The Power Of Hugs, It's Time To Share The Love

Individualism is great, but deep down we all have needs and do enjoy connecting and exchanging with other people. Humans all need a little affection and comfort at some point in their lives, no matter how strong they claim to be. That's right, at certain points in our lives, we all need to feel reassured, cared for and love, and hugging does just that! The question is why is this seemingly simple gesture so important in lifting our spirits and making us feel better?

10 Morning Routine Ideas For Productivity, Plus They Take Less Than 5 Minutes

At 6:55 a.m., the dreaded alarm clock violently rings out. By 6:56 a.m., you're no doubt already stressed at the thought of having to get up, get ready and rushing around. Yet with a little motivation and 5 minutes to spare, you can transform this stressful morning ritual into a moment of relaxation. A productive day starts in the morning and motivates us to go out and be successful. Starting out right will set you up for a great rest of the day and will remodel your attitude into a winning one! Take a deep breath and put the normal stress to the back of your mind because we're about to enter a peaceful space.

Early Signs Of A Toxic Relationship, And Tips On How To Escape

It's often tough for those in abusive relationships to face the music and admit that things aren't healthy. Controlling behaviors span from constant criticism, which makes victims feel drained, to domestic abuse. If any of these situations ring true to you, then it’s probably about time you gave your relationship some thought and started thinking about leaving the relationship and moving on. We're here to discuss what qualifies a relationship as toxic and what we need to do to put an end to the abuse. After all, it's time you made your future brighter and started focusing on your wellbeing.

These Are The 10 Most Common Reasons People Divorce

Love is only said to last 3 years, which probably explains why only 50% of marriages get past the 9-year mark. Learning this made me instantly realize that I needed to start making more of an effort with my partner if I didn't want to part of this sad statistic. Relationships are tough, what with the daily grind, the invasive in-laws and the temptation to go looking for affection and attention elsewhere. Without further ado, discover the 10 most common reasons for divorce.

Why Do I Constantly Need To Be In Control?

Wanting things to go well is perfectly normal, but sometimes this need for perfection can represent a huge barrier in our lives. Do you have trouble not giving in to the temptation of micromanaging everything in your life? Does leaving things to chance make you nervous and put you on edge? Where does your need to control everything come from? Letting go and becoming more easygoing will change everything for you and help you start living your best life. Discover how to let loose and free yourself from this need.

So What If I Hate Working?

I always thought that I was surrounded by people who loved their jobs, that is until I started openly talking about how much I hate working. Let’s get one thing straight, I’ve never liked my job, but have only recently built up the courage to talk about it. That's right, I used to hide my despair under a huge smile in an effort to convince myself I was overreacting, plus I was also afraid of other people judging me. In fact, daring to share my thoughts got me asking if I was the problem; was I the black sheep? Or, were my reasons for this bold statement justified? It's time to see if are all secretly on the same wavelength.

Why Am I So Used To Falling Out Of Love At Record Speed?

My longest relationship only lasted 2 years, which might not seem like a long time, but it's a big achievement for me because I can never usually get past the 6-month mark without becoming bored stiff. Even though my past relationship have always been healthy, they've never satisfied me, which lead me to wonder am I cursed with eternal dissatisfaction? Relationships never seem to excite me for long enough and always eventually fizzle out, leaving me wanting to head for the hills. Despite my past failures, I still believe in love and want to get to the bottom of why I give up on romance so easily.

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