Posts Tagged ‘Positive Parenting’

How to Know If You’re an Enmeshed Parent

enmeshed parent

What exactly is an enmeshed parent? There is a connection and, yet, a slight but decisive distinction between a helicopter parent, a narcissistic parent, and an enmeshed parent.A helicopter parent employs an excessively responsible parenting style that leads to overprotecting, overcontrolling, and over-perfecting their child. A narcissistic parent is so possessive that their child basically…

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How to Recognize Parental Alienation – 8 Ways to Tell

parental alienation

After getting into trouble at school, a child casually reveals that they have no contact with one of their parents. In fact, they apparently have a very negative view of that parent and are glad to be rid of them. An adult enters psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, or relationships issues, unclear about why they have…

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Teaching Mindfulness: 5 Ways to Reduce Childhood Anxiety

Childhood Anxiety

Mindfulness is one of those trendy words that, in the minds of many, seems to be connected to something spiritual or mystical or detaching oneself from the world. But mindfulness is none of that. Simply put, mindfulness is being fully conscious and aware of the present moment. That awareness encompasses paying attention to your thoughts…

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Get Smart About Nutrition: How The Right Diet Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Diet Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Sweets. It’s probably fair to say that you’re familiar with the obvious—and sometimes scary!—effects sugar can have on your child. And it’s probably also no overstatement that, as a concerned parent, you would rather handle your child’s ADHD naturally than resort to medication. Did you know that studies have actually shown the beneficial results a…

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Parenting Challenges – 8 Tips to Avoid Spoiling Your Child

permissive parenting

Imagine the scene: A splendid throne atop an elevated platform. Two servants rushing back and forth, catering to the every wish of the crowned head seated upon the lofty chair. Exhausted from a day’s worth of conforming to the demands of the ruler, they finally bow with heads low. Nothing wrong with that scenario, right?…

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Motivate Your Teen: Why Your Motives May Be the Problem

Motivate Your Teen

“My daughter isn’t responsible enough to keep her own room clean. How will she ever manage to take care of her own apartment?” “My son has yet to show himself dependable enough to consistently keep his curfew. How will he be able to maintain a job?” Have you ever struggled with concerns like these? As…

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