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Strategies for Coping With Criticism in a Positive Way

Learn how to empower yourself through challenging moments in life. By Akiroq Brost   There was a time when other people’s criticism really stung me. It brought all my insecurities to the surface. Other people’s opinions of me would cause me to question myself. I would experience profound remorse and regret. I would shame myself. I would isolate myself to avoid any further conflict. I would make myself small. I would give my power away. The fact is, we all face criticism in our lives. There really is no way to completely avoid it. How can we deal with the…

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The Undeniable Reasons Why Family is Important

https://aptparenting.com/why-is-family-important There are many moments in life when you wish you do not have any responsibilities at all. At such phases, you wonder why is family important. For starters, it provides you with the most important things in life – love, support, and a sense of belonging. The meaning of family, in lexical terms is, “Parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not”. But in reality, family is should be defined as, “Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.”…

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Importance of Family Bonding

https://thenewageparents.com The world today is filled with so much violence, anger, and apathy that it is downright scary. As we have children, it is of utmost importance to be a positive leader of our family. We all want to belong and feel accepted. A sense of belonging is derived from the close bond of family. Family is where our roots take hold and from there we grow. We are molded within a unit, which prepares us for what we will experience in the world and how we react to those experiences. Values are taught at an early age and are…

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Balancing Motherhood and Career

http://loveandfidelity.org A Response to WSJ article “Mother Madness” by Cassy Hough It has been my experience in working with many young college women, that even for the young college sophomore, for whom marriage is likely still another five to ten years down the road, the question surrounding balancing motherhood with a professional career is a relevant and highly significant one.  While these young women may heed the advice of professors and parents and become lawyers, get their Ph.D.s, and climb the corporate ladder, there remains in the back of their mind the question of how to “have it all” both…

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This New Study Says Working Moms Are a Big Reason Why Kids Have All the Power Nowadays

Because apparently this means we have more money to win our kids’ affection. By Audrey Goodson Kingo February 4, 2017 http://www.workingmother.com Does your kid rule the roost? You could be the reason, these economists suggest. Ask any parent, young or old, and they will likely agree: Today’s kids have far more autonomy than those of previous generations. (How many times have you heard your great uncle remind you that parents weren’t afraid to take a switch to their children back in the good ‘ol days?) Whether this “child-centric” approach to parenting is a good or bad thing is a subject…

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