The taboo of violence and the need for parental authority

Violence is inherent to human condition. It is born of the frustration of our omnipotence, our vital energy. This violence that we want to restrain and ignore, has a price to be paid. The inevitable circulation of this violence means that if the parents do not take responsibility for it, it comes ...

Jun 28

Categories: Parenting

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Keeping your child secure during a divorce.

During a divorce, parents might experience intense emotions towards the other estranged parent. Often, unknowingly, one of the parents emotionally harms a child during and after the separation. For your child’s emotional and social well-being, it is essential that your child has a secure attachment to both parents. A secure attachment means ...

Jun 21

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Attachment Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Understanding Your Child's Behaviour and Emotions

Many parents struggle with what they consider to be bad behavior from their children.  Demands from work and relationships can lead to a sense of feeling overwhelmed.  The last thing an over-stressed parent has patience for is children who misbehave.  The following is a guide to behavioral management to use at home to gain control ...

Jun 21

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Speaking To Your Child About Divorce

Divorce is a difficult situation for adults, let alone children and teenagers.  Parents who are separating might be experiencing their own grief, sadness and anxiety.  As the adult, it is important that you are able to be the secure base for your child or teenager during this time.  Children are intuitive and can sense the mood of ...

Jun 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Divorce / Divorce ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The Little Details Of Parenting

Parenting is both a rewarding and challenging task.  There is no such thing as a perfect parent; just a well informed good enough parent.  Certain parenting behaviours that have been passed down from generation to generation have dire consequences.  The current generation has pressure from all directions, academically and ...

Jun 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Connecting Through Play

People are social and long for human connection.  This connection includes the knowledge that you are seen and heard, and that you are respected and appreciated for who you are.  Children also need human connection; we can connect with them through play.  Play is a child’s way to innovate, problem solve and relax.  When ...

Jun 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Understanding Your Teenager

Parents and teenagers often get frustrated with one another because they feel as if they are misunderstood and unheard.  As a parent, if you understand some of the developmental needs of a teenager, you may feel less stressed when they act out.   Here are some key points on how you can better communicate with your teenager.1. Social ...

Jun 21

Categories: Parenting, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Why is my teenager cutting?

The modern teenager is under immense social and academic pressure.  Not only are teenagers going through rapid hormonal and brain changes, their social life is also rapidly changing with the advancement of social media.  Some parents struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with their teenager because teens and parents tend to view ...

Jun 21

Categories: Parenting, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Escape from Motherhood

Motherhood. You don't have to be a psychologist to know that quality of mothering is crucial to every human. It can make or break children. The mother-relationship is a most important relationship in every human being's life. Her character, personality, and method of child rearing have ...

Apr 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Some Suggestions for Tiger Parents

This article will address a typically Asian phenomenon, 'tiger parenting', however, it is my experience that people from the West are subjected to similar parenting approaches, albeit under different guises. I think there are valuable lessons for any parent to gain, regardless of their ...

Feb 27

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Help! We’ve had a baby, but I lost the partner I married!

How amazing is it to find someone you love, sexually desired and is fun and amazing. It is one the best experiences people have and they celebrate it through marriage. As result of this deep love there comes a desire to create a family and have a baby. A baby is an expression of your love and the ...

Jun 13

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Parenting, Post ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Where Do Babies Come From? Talking to Your Children About Sex.

I will never forget this.I was in my early teens and we were visiting my auntie. It was after lunch, when my auntie was talking with the other adults at the table about talking sex with children.

Nov 23

Categories: Parenting, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Toxic Society or Wicked Teenager?

Later, I was having a drink with my friend and she was saying how she found it embarrassing and depressing to think that her own mother stayed in an unhappy marriage only because of financial security. She suspected her mother married her father for money and status.How about those teenagers who ...

Jun 10

Categories: Parenting, Relationships & Marriage

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4 Ways To Strengthen Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)How do I begin to define the mother-daughter relationship? I for one think that it's very dynamic and complex.Its dynamism is due to the natural progression of life. Mothers start out as primary caregivers and role models for their young ...

Feb 26

Categories: Family Problems, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Parenting, ...

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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What Makes a “Broken” Family Broken?

 The metaphor of an iceberg architecture has been widely used across both popular and academic literature, perhaps most dominantly in two areas: to represent the layers of culture (and hence “hidden” culture), as well as in Freudian terms, to describe the conscious and unconscious ...

Nov 12

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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