10 tips to create kids with healthy attachment and secure bonding with their parents. 10 tips to create kids with healthy attachment and secure bonding with their parents. Children are sponges. As cliché as it may sound, there isn’t a better visual metaphor. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and as a parent of two children, it is my opinion that today’s society is still in need of educating parents about the profound necessity for secure attachments between a parent and a child.
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By Leah Lund
In the race against time, who is winning-you or time? What tracks has chasing time left across your life? Gray hair? Wrinkles? Extra padding around your middle? Acid reflux? Kids that don't talk to you? Guilt over missed school and family events? A Google search for "time management" yields 129,000,000 results. Individually and as organizations, we spend millions on books, DVDs, courses and coaches to help us manage our time in hopes that it will improve our productivity, bottom line and peace of mind.
Generally speaking, you can leave two women in a busy doctor's waiting room and by the time they're called for their appointments, they know each other's life story and have traded phone numbers. That's female bonding at work. On the other hand, when two women are competing for a man or vying for resources for their children, things can get quite nasty. That's female competition.
Is your relationship/marriage in credit card debt? Trying to keep up with your neighbors & friends? Is keeping up with the Joneses ruining your marriage? I have three very close friends. I have known these friends for over 20 years. They are supportive of me and I of them. One of the reasons I love them most is because there has never been a need for us to compete over “stuff.” They don’t host Botox parties; boast breast enlargements, and diamonds that cost more than a down payment on a car. They are real, and they help “ground” me when I am with them.
By Shela Dean
An apology needs to validate feelings, show accountability, and give assurance it won't happen again You screwed up. You inadvertently stepped on your sweetheart’s toes. Or you were in a foul mood and behaved accordingly. Or you were a knucklehead and said or did the wrong thing. Now it’s time to make amends. You know from experience that simply saying, “I’m sorry!” doesn’t cut it even if you really are sorry. So, how do you express regret in a way that your sweetie not only gets it, but is willing to forgive you?
This interview is currently the cover story of Insight magazine . Contact me to get the complete virtual 60-p.copy of their June issue. In this interview, "I" stands for Insight magazine and "ML" are my initials. Enjoy! ————————————————
We have this human urge to stake a claim in what we see, and call it ours. The story is the same, only the names, dates and places change but the name of the game remains the same.
Do soulmates exist? Question: Hey Sara! What’s your take on the “soulmate” debate? Do soulmates exist, or are they a figment of our imaginations? A friend once shared a story that when she was a little girl, her mother said that she was so happy that she found her husband, because he was her “one.” My friend was relieved that her mother had found her “one” because she thought it would be terrible to spend your whole life without ever finding your missing piece.
Facing a Nerve-Racking Event When you're worried about an upcoming event that will require a great deal of inner stamina and courage, you've undoubtedly been told that you should bring one or two family members or friends for support. What I'd like to suggest, however, is that you consider bringing a whole bunch of people. You can even do it without taking up any space in the place you're going to go. How? Let me tell you my experience. Perhaps it will give you an idea you can apply to yourself some day.
Why is it that when one thing goes wrong, it seems everything starts to go wrong? It’s like you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and somehow it’s all downhill from there? I’m at the vet, waiting to get my dog’s annual checkup – not his favorite thing, although he likes all the face to face with cats, and iguanas and other strange beasts – when a German Shepherd sweeps in, dragging his poor owner barely hanging on to the leash, behind him. “Rex, stop,” she’s imploring, not that that does any good.