So exactly what is 'Caregiver's Overload Syndrome' (COS) anyway? Well, I don't think you will find it in any medical book of any kind because I made it up. It is just my own term for what many people do who care for others. Simply stated, Caregiver's Overload Syndrome is the act of constantly taking care of others at our own expense.
It's a hard balance wanting to let kids be kids and wanting them to be informed to make the right decision. In Kansas, this balance has definitely come to a head when parents found out that a poster listing various sexual acts was posted in the classroom.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break if you live in the States! I had a fantastic time at home and with my family. On the last day I was there we went out to dinner as a family, and during dinner I got to witness some amazing Lovework that my Brother did with my Mom and Dad: he asked my parents if he was a good son. I know! It brings tears to my eyes right now. I want to share the whole story with you because what was revealed for him will help you stop hiding in work and naturally get you attracting in high quality men.
According to a just-released Gallup poll, most Americans — to the tune of 58 percent — think the "ideal age" for women to begin having children is "25 or younger." Scarily, there is no bottom cap for that range, which in theory means 58 percent of our great country may or may not support teen pregnancy.
Because I want to stay happily married and give our three-year-old son the kind of joyful home I didn't have while I was growing up, I put my marriage first. That's right. My husband comes before anyone else in my life, including my beloved child.
Parenting is hard, and your friends are supposed to be there for your ups and downs. So why would they keep secrets about your kids from you?
If somebody asked me to go back and experience middle school as it is today for a lot of money, there's no way in (you know where) I'd do it. As I said before, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, or any of those other really rich dudes don't have enough money to pay me to do that. Why? Because I am not sure I'd come out whole. Seriously.
Children are much more aware of their environment than we often give them credit for. In many cases, they take on the caretaking role for a parent who is suffering from addiction or mental illness. Your marriage isn't the only thing affected.
Mental illness is complex and can be difficult to understand — especially when it affects the act of parenting. Children experience a plethora of emotions and reactions to a parent's mental illness that should be addressed.
This expert explains what to say when your friend's child is suffering from mental illness. Learn how to handle suicide, depression and other hard to talk about topics.
When a sibling leaves for college, the children left behind are obviously directly impacted, but how they are affected varies from family to family. Read this advice on how to cope with this change.
Becoming a mother is transforming: an entirely new dimension to our sense of selves is born along with that new baby. If you don't have a strong sense of self before baby, motherhood becomes a stressful distraction from our personal health. Read on for some great parenting advice.
Your son or daughter approaches you and begs for the latest cellphone, tablet, mp3 player or laptop. Do you say "yes" and give in to their wants or do you hold out to teach them how to responsibly earn it on their own? More and more parents are giving into their kids' demands, and more and more kids are growing up into entitled adults. So how do we — as parents — stop the cycle?
There's Mother's Day, there's Father's Day, but did you know that there's Parents Day too? And, it's today! What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a few laughs of parents busting a move?