Sunday, 29 May 2016

How to Cope With Empty Nest

See empty as season of  new possibilities.
Parents respond to the empty nest period in different ways. The grief that they feel after your children leave home is a reaction to their loss. Some parents find it difficult cope with the change of your children not being home. This sense of loneliness could lead to depression alcoholism and marital difficulties.

You could experience feelings of sadness and loneliness when your children leave home. While it natural to feel some sadness, if you experience a profound sense of loss over a long period you could be experiencing empty nest syndrome.

Monday, 23 May 2016

How to Rebuild Your Marriage

Infuse love into your  marriage.

Trust is a critical factor in any marriage. Various issues can impinge on the trust your marriage relationship including broken promise infidelity and alcoholism.

If you are experiencing difficulty in your marriage that involves trust issues, you can take steps to rescue your relationship. However, it will need patience and real commitment to ignite the spark of your love for each other again.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Tips to Rekindle the Romance in Your Marriage

You fell love and in a whirlwind of happiness, you said your “I dos.” But over time, with kids, career and other commitments, your marriage lost some of the sparkle it once had.
Cultivate and protect your special times together.
You can change this situation and put the spark of romance back into your marriage. Here are five suggestions to rekindle romance in your marriage relationship

Show Your Love Everyday

Find ways to express the love you feel for each other every day. Express your love verbally, don't assume that that your spouse knows your feelings. Let your mate know he or she is important and show your gratitude for the things your spouse does for you.

Monday, 9 May 2016

How to Create a Sense of Acceptance in Your Child

Build respect and acceptance in your family.
We all have the basic need to be an important part of a group. The family is a special type of group that shapes the lives of its members and especially the children. It is essential that children find a sense of acceptance and belonging in their families.

Parents need to create home environments where members of family feel accepted and loved. Here are six steps you can take to create a sense of belonging and acceptance in your family.

Foster Nurturing Relationships

Creating a nurturing environment in your home fosters healthy family relationships and promotes a sense of belonging and acceptance in your children.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Erikson's Psychosocial Stages of Child Development

Initiative vs guilt - children often seek to assert themselves.
Erik Erikson (1902 -1994) was born in Germany. He developed the stages of personality development which he called the psychosocial stages of development.

According to Erikson, people pass through eight sequential stages, through the process of socialization. Erikson emphasized the interaction of a child with his environment, so culture and the society are intertwined with the development of the child.

Friday, 6 May 2016

How to Earn Your Spouse's Trust

It takes time to build trust.
Trust is an essential ingredient in building healthy marriage and family relationships.  But it takes time and effort to earn a person’s trust. You also need to take care not to endanger the trust that you already share.

Here are six suggestions you need to consider as seek you to build trust in your marriage relationship.

Strive to Be Honest
Earning the trust of your spouse must begin with your own honesty and trustworthiness. Your behavior must line up with what you say. Your spouse wants to know that he or she can depend on you to speak the truth even in difficult situations.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

5 Important Family Rules

Establish clear rules in your family.
Your family is held together by rules, spoken and unspoken. So as a parent, you would want to establish appropriate boundaries with clear rules to teach acceptable behaviors in your family.

These family rules are based on your values, reflect what you want for your family, and help to prepare your children for responsible adult life.