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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!

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.

What Are The 10 Most Unusual Phobias?

From a fear of flying, crowds or enclosed spaces, the list of phobias of all sorts of things is quite long and fairly surprising. If some of them are quite well-known and common likes those aforementioned, others can seem very strange and barely even credible. Are you ready to get your heartbeat racing? Here, we take a look at some of the most unusual things that people are afraid of and trust us; although they may not seem it, they are all completely real!

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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10 Reasons Why You'll Get No Closure With A Narcissist

Narcissists have a reputation for being nightmare exes, and their toxic behavior following a breakup really does reinforce this idea. Being dumped doesn't really go down well with these folks, which explains why they'll do everything in their power to prevent their ex, or should I say victim, from moving on. Closure isn't an easy thing to obtain upon walking away from a toxic relationship, and here are 10 reasons why.

What Does Ikigai Mean?

Ahhhh, finding your reason to live, isn't it a wonderful dream? Well, thanks to Ikigai, it is possible to discover your life purpose and what makes you tick! If you have never heard of it, it is a philosophy that comes straight from Okinawa, one of the Japanese islands where there are the most centenarians in the world! Japan has a lot to teach us, so let's lean toward this method that allows you to find meaning in your life! 🙏

I’m Too Solitary To Be In A Relationship!

I’m a solitary person, but I’ve never thought of myself as too solitary to be in a relationship, especially because I don’t suffer from it. At least, I didn’t suffer from it all the time, and it allowed me to find a balance through my different experiences, whether in love or on my own. I also understood the aspects that were essential for a love story to work, even if you have a solitary character. Let me explain!

Do We Always Need To Have The Last Word?

Today, I’m focussing on a habit that drives me crazy: wanting to have the last word. It’s probably because I’m not very good at comebacks or self-confident enough that I’m both fascinated and annoyed by people who always want to be right. But why do they always want to have the last word? What’s behind it?

Relationships are full of ups and downs, yet many of them get to a point where they verge on friendships. Now, we all know that the honeymoon phase can’t last forever, but in many instances, once the lack of romance mixed with a stale routine creep in, the writing is often on the wall for lots of love stories. Keeping the spark alive is a challenge and requires the commitment of both partners, yet when we’ve been with our other half for years, we can be guilty of taking things for granted and giving up. If you are in need of a serious wake-up call, here are the warning signs you are growing apart from your partner.

7 Ways Narcissism Affects Your Friendships

Whenever narcissism infiltrates any aspect of our lives, things become toxic and the dynamics instantly change. When such devious tendencies haunt our friendships, things take a turn for the worst and can even become dangerous for our self-esteem and mental health. Now, whether you are friends with a narcissist or you yourself display signs of this personality disorder, you’ll no doubt agree that this condition strains friendships to the point of completely breaking them down.

Why I Hate Conflict And What I Need To Do To Face It

As soon as I feel tension build up with someone close to me, I take flight. I don’t like conflict, even if I don’t agree with the other person, I run from it. As a result, I keep it all inside of me, which can generate a lot of annoyance. Rather than this eating away at us from the inside, we need to learn to overcome this fear of conflict to make our voice heard. Why do we run away from conflict? How can we overcome this fear? Here are some explanations.

I Have Fits Of Anger

Anyone who’s never felt anger can close this article! We’ve all felt this virulent emotion at one time or another 😡. It’s neither bad nor good, but it has the right to exist. It’s healthy to feel angry when you’re betrayed or a victim of an injustice. However, when anger attacks are recurrent, it’s good to learn how to control them. When anger hurts others or ourselves, it becomes a problem.

6 Differences Between Being Self-Centered And Being A Narcissist

When it comes to mental health disorders, the parameters of each condition often seem blurry, and this explains why many of us have trouble identifying them. Plus, certain disorders frequently encompass similar symptoms and traits, making recognizing and therefore understanding them even more complicated. Let’s take being selfish and having a narcissistic personality disorder, for example. Because they overlap on such a huge scale, upon first glance, they do in fact seem indistinguishable to many of us. That being said, when you dig a little deeper, the differences do become more and more apparent.

The 15 Worst Things A Husband Can Say To His Wife

They say actions speak louder than words, but the truth is words often hurt us way more than anything else. They have the power to destroy us, sting us, and rip our confidence apart. Now, as women, we need to have thick skin, but no matter how hard we fight to protect ourselves and ignore the negativity, certain things are just too painful to move on from. Words hurt like a slap to the face and can break even the strongest amongst us, especially when the orator is the person we love most in the world. Here are the top 15 things husbands should never say to their spouses.

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