How You Can Use It to Improve Their Behavior and Make Your Life Better
I recently began seeing a 14-year-old teen (I'll call her Jeannie) in weekly psychotherapy. She was brought in by her parents who reported that she is negative, complains constantly, becomes sullen or angry when corrected, bad mouths her peers, is argumentative, and unhappy.
Too much of the wrong attention, and too little of the right attention, can create a child that feels entitled, steps over other’s people’s feelings, needs to constantly be rescued, expects different rules than everyone else, and in spite of everything you give, still seems to be dissatisfied and unhappy. I’m describing a Narcissist, or what eventually becomes during adulthood, a Narcissistic Personality.
6 Things You Can Do to Avoid the Problem
You may have read something about electronic devices causing sleep problems. To be exact, it is the blue light that emits from most electronic screens that is the culprit. Here’s the scoop.
4 Benefits That May Surprise You
It is inevitable that your kids will become angry with you at some point, and they probably already have. Numerous times most likely.
So how comfortable are you with this experience? Some parents are fine with it, but many are quite uncomfortable and work hard to avoid it. Maybe understanding the positive side will help.
How to Adjust Your Expectations of Yourself and Survive
“Parenting” and “Perfectionism” are two words that should never be used in the same sentence. There is really no room for perfectionism once you become a parent. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to do your best, but the truth is that all close relationships involve ups and downs, emotional messiness, and give and take. An intimate relationship is a dance, and a parent-child relationship is definitely an intimate relationship.