When we hear the word “co-dependence”, first of all we imagine violence in the relationship between a young man and a girl. But the point is not always this. It’s hard to believe, but the strongest co-dependence is in the relationship between one of the parents and the child, and not between the guy and the girl. In the co-dependent relationship of parents and children, the line between protection and obsession, between normal and excessive involvement, is greatly blurred. It is very difficult to find co-dependence in the relationship between one of the parents and the child.
Consider several signs that will help determine co-dependence in the relationship between parents and children.
1. Co-dependent parents show victim thinking
We all face life’s difficulties, but the co-dependent parents believe that others (especially their children) are to blame. Often parents instill a sense of guilt in their children in order to get sympathy from the child for their negative experiences and, ultimately, to get the right behavior from him. Continue reading
Every year in the upbringing of children, new trends arise that attract the attention of parents all over the world.
Like trends in the fashion world, certain methods of education gain and lose popularity. Some of them are bad, some are good, some do not give the expected effect. But, nevertheless, they bring something new to the usual course of things.
1. Parent blogs
Today, the Internet has entered the life of almost every person. Not surprisingly, parents discuss parenting in blogs and forums.
Traditionally, discussions on blogs are conducted by young mothers, but recently fathers have been actively participating in them. Parent blogs today are an effective way to communicate and discuss parenting issues. Continue reading
Today, we too often hear about cases of domestic violence, whose victims are often children. This reminds me that even if we did not have reliable and loving parents, if they did not educate us properly, we must learn how to educate ourselves in order to survive in this world.
And this applies to everyone – not only adults, but also children.
Of course, cases of domestic violence against children are unfair. But the therapist should not look at the situation from such a position. After all, this means recognizing the victim in the child, which will not help him cope with the problem. Pity does not help him move forward. Continue reading