Do you feel tired and depressed even before you have a morning cup of coffee? This is just one of the signs of burnout that many parents are exposed to. Other symptoms may include irritability, emotional detachment from the family, depression, lack of motivation, etc. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be stressed.
You are not alone. Many parents experience the same thing as you: parents who combine work and parenting; single mothers; parents of children with special needs, etc. Emotional burnout of parents is becoming more common. Modern parents suffer from it more often than parents of previous generations, because the myth of the “ideal parent” crushes the modern parents. Continue reading
Elena, the mother of 10-year-old Katya, says: “Recently, her friend came to visit my daughter. We chatted a bit. After a couple of days, my daughter reported that a friend found me sweet and calm and would like my daughter to grow up the same. I was surprised, because we talked with my daughter’s girlfriend for only a few minutes. I only showed hospitality, but my daughter’s friend thought it was something unusual.
Another friend, Katie, once said: “My father does not respect women.” I was stunned and asked why she thinks so. It turned out that she witnessed a situation where her parents argued about politics, and her father told her mother: “Shut up.” “The girl was not at all interested in politics, but before that she had never seen her father being rude to her mother.” Continue reading
What unites the happiest people on Earth? Recently, a study was conducted in which scientists analyzed common signs of people who are satisfied with their lives and consider themselves happy. Let us consider these features in more detail.
Are you surprised? In the first place on our list is not success and material wealth, not high intelligence and even not beloved highly paid work.
Numerous studies have shown that it is strong relationships with a partner and social connections that make people happy. And this rule applies throughout life. Continue reading
Even if you are busy at work during the day, spending quality time with your family is easier than it seems at first glance. Simple but meaningful things (such as reading at night or family dinners) are well suited for this. They are necessary for the child to develop and establish relationships in the future.
Parents want their children to study well at school, university, and then build a successful career. Spending time with them, you teach them to establish friendly and romantic relationships.
Even if work and household duties are taken away from you all the time, you still have plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with your family. Consider a few tips to help you with this. Remember them when you spend time with your child. Continue reading
As you know, 90% of all people are right-handed. But why do most mothers prefer to keep their children on the left side? First of all, this answer comes to mind: holding a child on the left side, women release their right hand to do other work. After all, every young mother knows how many things to do at the same time when a small child appears. However, as it turns out, the manner of holding the child has nothing to do with the leading hand. All mothers — both right-handed and left-handed — prefer to keep their baby on the left side.
The question of why women in the vast majority of cases hold a child on the left side has been of interest to psychologists for many decades. A recent study by Italian scientists took us one step closer to answering this question. Continue reading