Conversations with our teenagers can be unpredictable. How do parents start establishing a sense of mutual respect in their parent-child teen relationship?
With the repeal of Section 377A, it is all the more critical to begin engaging your child in a conversation about gender identity and sexual orientation. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Given a choice, most of us prefer living peaceful and conflict-free lives, especially when it comes to our marriage and families. But conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. While unhealthy conflict with lots of shouting and physical violence can cause a lot of grief and heartache, most everyday conflicts are made up of disagreements and misunderstanding, and when dealt with constructively, can help us to grow in our understanding of our spouse. What does healthy conflict management look like?
Adolescence, with its associated issues and angst, has baffled parents from generation to generation. Recently 4 teens went on CNA938 to share with Susan Ng what teens really want from their parents, and how parents can bridge the communication gap with them.
“Why are you always tired the moment I want to talk to you? I only wanted to...”. Before I could even breathe a word more, my husband pulled the blanket over his head and snapped, “Good night!”, cutting me off in the middle of my sentence.
After a season of coping with parenting young children in our twenties and thirties, along with career and family transitions, our marriage had lost some of its initial shine with the daily wear and tear of life.
Thriving in your marriage is not a science, it’s an art. Like all relationships, marriage ebbs and flows through time and personal challenges and growth.
The longer you are married, the more your marriage needs decluttering. Perhaps we can take a leaf from Marie Kondo, and apply her tidying rules to our marriage.
How do we build trust in our relationships with our children? How do you keeping trusting your kids after they’ve messed up? Is fear motivating you to control your kids’ behaviour?