New research has shown that being in love is actually incredibly similar to drug addiction. As a single parent, handling the pain of a breakup is tough. A lot of us have been led to believe that time will heal our broken hearts. If we just keep busy with the kids and work it will get better. The truth is--it does and it doesn't.
Teenage behaviour can be very confusing. One minute our wonderful kids are engaged, chatty and motivated, the next they are argumentative, shut-off and illogical. Read about the latest research on the teenage brain and how you can manage difficult teenage behaviour and conflict better.
One of the reasons divorce is hard on our kids is because of the way children think at certain ages. Young children see things from a limited, self-focused perspective.This is why it's so important that we as parents address the questions our children have--the spoken and unspoken ones.
Change is never easy. As a parent how can you help your kids cope when you are struggling yourself? If you use these strategies to embrace change you may even find that the change becomes a positive experience, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time!
Often the best cure for many parenting issues, behaviour problems, bad attitudes, and sibling relationship dramas is one simple idea: FUN. Here are ten of our favourites. Some of these kids' activities are useful ways to make boring tasks (ones the kids usually moan about!) a bit more fun and others are just fun for the sake of it!