Add up how many hours a week you are engaged with your kids without a video, TV, computer or hand held screen blaring back at you. Is it even an hour? If so, now is the time to unplug and reconnect. The experts have been looking into the impact of all that screen time on children. The latest research contains a big message for parents, and an easy solution, too.
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By Naomi Tickle
We all read faces from the moment we meet someone, we get a sense about who that person is. Over the years we subconsciously record these patterns and when we see someone’s face it triggers off a connection or memory we have noticed in the past. Face Pattern Recognition, which is the relationship between the facial structure and personality, provides us with a tool that helps us to better understand people we meet.
Please allow me to gently introduce you to this least favorite part of ourselves... It's not that we don't like romance. We just hate the person we become when we start dating someone new; when we transform from a self-sufficient, emotionally stable person with a full life into an obsessive, insecure basket case.
It's wedding season! And while we'd like them all to last, we are well aware that about half of new marriages fail. So use preventive medicine on your new or not so new marriage, with these tips. Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Stephen Martin and I wrote a book titled The Everything Guide to A Happy Marriage. Here are some of our best tips. 1. Marry your best friend 2. Hibernate during the first year of marriage 3. Agree on joint financial goals, review these regularly 4. Take each other out on dates
There's nothing more beautiful to me than a little boy's exuberance. But as the mother of two now grown sons I still get the chills thinking about living with and attempting to keep both of them alive and on track from age 14 to (if I'm honest) 21. One question that bedevils parents dealing with a child or teenager's chronically bad and/or alienated, depressed behavior is how to know whether he'll simply "grow out of it." The answer is probably yes, most do.
By Lisa Hayes
An interesting life is incredibly attractive whether you want to attract or keep a man. When I was fifteen I had a break up I thought would kill me. Sadness descended in our home with such fierceness that my father still calls it the “semester of the never ending dark night.” Finally one day my mother braved her way into my room, where I was listening to my Rick Springfield cassette tape for the 10,000th time, with a piece of inspiration I’ve carried with me all these years.
What are we teaching our girls? You can be anything. You can do anything. You can have anything. Now get going. There is much to do. So much that you will never feel like you've done it all. Allow me to introduce you to your new lifetime companion Her name is "To-Do List"
For some reason when we get engaged we cannot fathom the drama of figuring out who to invite! Since we really only have access to our own family and friends and who we want to attend, it can be rattling when there isn’t completely agreement with your fiancé, your parents, and his parents. What’s a girl to do to have the wedding she wants without too many, or too few, in attendance? Here are seven secrets to wedding guest list invitation bliss. Take bits of wisdom from each and come up with your own recipe for family harmony.
I often hear people complain that their partner is not committed to them. The next question I always ask is “How committed to you are you?” Are there aspects of how we commit to others or how others commit to us that are really a reflection of our commitment to ourselves? Take just one area of your life where you are not meeting your goals or living life the way you want to. This will reflect some way in which you have not made the commitment to yourself. You can look at relationships, business, health…..
We've all been there...the notorious BAD KISSER! And it really doesn't matter how gorgeous he is, how much money he has, the car he drives, or even the equipment he's working with and how he uses it. If a man's a bad kisser, that can easily dominate the situation and make everything else a moot point.