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Resolving Common Family Problems


My family stresses me out: Cut back on family conflict and stress by prioritizing time alone and communicating openly

Family conflict and stress is, well, distressing. While it’s normal to fight with our loved ones—especially the family members we see and talk to regularly—withstanding and working through these conflicts is far from easy. Not to mention that the impact of stress on families is damaging, both in the short…

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,…

Divorce recovery: You can heal properly by surrendering to the pain, forgiving, and focusing on self-care

Any breakup is hard, but divorce is especially difficult, as you have to say goodbye to the person you planned to spend forever with. Fortunately, you can take matters into your own hands and recover: the three keys are giving in to the pain, forgiving yourself, and practicing self-care. Additionally, it’s…

Is your approach to child discipline wrong? These strategies work better than others, according to the professionals

Child discipline is tricky business: as there is a wide range of strategies and techniques that can (or actually can’t) get the job done. So which one’s do get the job done? According to science, the authoritative parenting style proves the most effective; this involves encouragement and clear communication. Another…

Is your family under financial stress? Don’t let it rule your lives—here’s what you should do instead

Many of us struggle financially from time to time, as the cost of day to day living expenses continue to rise. As these bills continue to pile up, the stress of financial burden weighs heavy on the family, from the parents to the kids. Fortunately, your financial stress doesn’t have…

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