Have you wondered how things got so far off track? You're far from alone! Especially in single parent families or families where both parents work, it's easy to find yourself in a rut when there's so much to be done at work and at home. Just as a flower needs water and sunlight, families also have requirements before they can really blossom. 5 Ways to Get Your Family Out of a Rut 1. Be fully present. Give your family your full attention when the time calls for it. Avoid watching TV, … [Read more...] about Are you and your family bored?
A growing body of research confirms that kids are usually better off with both parents in their lives as joint custody becomes the preferred solution to child rearing after divorce. Familiarizing yourself with the benefits of shared custody and learning these strategies can help you make the best arrangement for your family. Basic Principles to Keep in Mind To Make Joint Custody Work 1. Understand the difference between physical and legal custody. Physical custody refers to which parent the … [Read more...] about Making Joint Custody Work for Your Family
Families are complex and all of us are bound to experience some negative emotions from things that happened as we were growing up. No family is perfect, and although your parents might have made every effort to ensure you a safe and happy childhood, unanticipated events occur that might have been out of your parents' control at the time. As a result, you might have developed feelings of sadness, disappointment, fears, and even hurt about your early years. You've most likely heard the … [Read more...] about Letting Go of Old Family Hurts
Do you ever feel like you just have too many responsibilities to juggle? A family calendar can help you stay on top of your busy schedule. Let's see how this one simple tool can make it easier to organize multiple tasks and keep track of your kids. How a Family Calendar Can Help 1. Get organized. A good system always helps you get more done in less time. Plan ahead and look for opportunities to coordinate your activities. * If you know you're going grocery shopping every Monday night … [Read more...] about Get Organized With a Family Calendar
Inevitably, if there's more than one person living in your house, at some point in time there will be arguments. The trick is to learn how to handle family arguments effectively while maintaining loving relationships. Amazingly, many people treat complete strangers better than they treat their own spouse or children. As important as it is to treat others well, it's more important to treat those you love even better. How To Deal With Arguments In Families The best way to handle arguments … [Read more...] about How to Handle Family Arguments