Work and baby: tips for single mothers
Anna, the mother of a 4-year-old child, says: “If someone had told me 4 years ago that in a year I would raise a child myself, I would have laughed.…

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Why do children behave differently with mom and dad
Elena, the mother of a three-year-old child, says: “On Saturday I returned from my parents and asked my husband, who was staying at home with his daughter, how the day…

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10 Things Young Moms Worry About
If you have recently become a mom, changes can scare you. Having a baby dramatically changes your world. However, regardless of whether you are doing the necessary things correctly and…

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emotional connections

Nine Good Parenting Skills

1. Be in touch with yourself to gain a broad perspective on things.

This is one of the most important parenting skills that you need to apply every time something goes wrong with your child. You must make contact with yourself.

When the situation escalates, try to abstract from it and ask your intuition, your wise “I”: “What must be done to act wisely?” This is not easy to do, especially if the situation causes you strong emotions. But if you develop such a skill in yourself, it will become your habit.

It is worth saying that establishing contact with oneself is the basis for the formation of other important parenting skills, which will be discussed below. So, what needs to be done to act wisely in various family situations? Continue reading

Ten signs of “normal” parents

Let’s face it: no one in this world is perfect. We are well aware that ideal parents do not exist, but many of us are trying to become them. But why not focus on normal education?First, answer some questions:

1. Do you want to do everything possible for your child?

2. Do you understand what kind of parenting skills you need to develop? Do you develop them?

3. Do you forgive yourself for your mistakes? Do you try not to allow them anymore?

If you answered affirmatively to these questions, then you are good enough, normal parents. And this is much better than trying to be perfect. Continue reading

Five Ways to Make Parents’ Life Easier

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

How to plan a car trip with a small child
Olga, the mother of 11-month-old Artem, says: “Recently, my husband and I first took our child with us on a car trip. We often travel by car during vacations. Considering…

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How to behave with competing parents
Striving to survive in a world full of competition, some parents want their children to succeed in all areas of life and be better than their peers in everything. Surely…

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How to maintain a physical and emotional connection with children
American scientists say they can predict which couples will eventually divorce and which ones will be able to maintain happy family relationships. The point is the ratio of positive and…

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Reminder to parents: children are indeed less
Adults forget what it means to be small in the truest sense of the word. Reading to children books about Alice in Wonderland or Gulliver in the country of Lilliputians,…

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