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I Hate My Parents. Is That Normal?

Many people have close relationships with their parents — in fact, some consider their mother or father their best friend. But that isn’t always the case. There’s a less fortunate narrative: Some people hate their parents. They don’t just lack that connection or disagree with their parents from time to…

How can family issues affect a child’s performance in school?

Family problems, like major changes in family dynamic, financial instability, and sibling bullying, can have a significant impact on children. These problems can negatively affect them in multiple facets, including at school, or more specifically, their school performance. Changes in family dynamic—say divorcing parents—can cause children to feel guilty, neglected,…

How does autism affect families? Lifestyle, sibling dynamics, parenting, financial strain, and social isolation

Autism comes with learning and social difficulties—often, these individuals have difficulty focusing and struggle to connect or interact meaningfully with others. While many are aware of the struggles that these individuals face, the obstacles that are presented to family members often go unnoticed or undiscussed. So, how are family members…

How does divorce affect a child’s future relationships? How can it change their view of love?

Children can be affected by their parents’ divorce in different capacities, depending on the nature of divorce as well as the parents’ relationship post-divorce. That said, there are often harmful effects on children of divorce, as well as struggles in coping and important lessons learned. Regardless of the cause for…

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