Posts Categorized: Parenting

What is Helicopter Parenting?

What is Helicopter Parenting? parenting tips, parenting styles, helicopter parenting, how to be a good parent

In parenting and professional circles, the phrase “helicopter parenting” has become a bit of a buzzword in recent decades. It refers to a parenting style with a mindset of prevention and rescue. This kind of parenting is most common with mothers but fathers, too, may have a compulsive need to help their child out of tough situations. So are you a helicopter parent?

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Co Parenting Tips When In High Conflict

Co Parenting Tips for High Conflict Situations

3 mindful practices for co-parenting in high conflict situations

Our first impression of relationships comes from our parents, whether we like it or not. The good news is that parents have a unique opportunity to help children receive love and construct safe boundaries. Now and again, however, parents struggle in their relationship with each other -- sometimes resulting in separation and divorce, other times requiring repair. What's one to do when there are kids in the mix?

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Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain

Exposure to Violence Child's Developing Brain

A MUST watch video about the Exposure to Violence and a Child's Developing Brain

Violence doesn't just hurt a relationship, it also hurts your children. This video below shares how children exposed to violence impacts their brain, how they respond, and long term effects. Most couples think that their babies won't remember, but the fact is it significantly impacts children and how they react from day to day responses. As described in the video, the brain is like a sponge. When children are growing and learning, their brain is impacted by the environment. The more violence the child sees, the more the brain gets trained to "survive" by numbing out, acting out, detaching, or blaming themselves. This response can follow them growing up and impact relationships as adults.

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One Woman’s Story: To Be or Not to Be…a Parent

One Womans Story: To Be or Not to Be a Parent

One woman's story about how she's coming to terms with infertility and her feelings about childlessness

Deciding whether or not to be a parent is not an easy choice to come by, and sometimes our decision on the subject can fluctuate -- even within the same day. Other times, we are not given the choice to have biological children, but can still choose to adopt. Below is the story of a friend of mine, who wishes to remain anonymous. She wanted to share her feelings on what it's like to be uncertain about becoming a parent, and how sometimes being childless is a choice, while other times it's an unintended circumstance.

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A Brady Story: Blending Children Together in a Second Marriage

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From the time you are a young child to adolescent stages, you always envision what your life will be like. “Grown up” ask you, “so what do you want to be when you grow up?” And that gets you thinking. Children are so eager to be like their mom and dad, or their older sister or brother. They long for the days where they can be grown up themselves and have their vision of that perfect career and family.

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