Friendship starts with being friendly so create an environment for friendships to grow. Start small and work at your child's pace. It takes time to find our tribe and friends who are our kind of people. When we do it's worth it.
No one goes into a marriage expecting it to fail. The numbers tell a different story. 50% of couples will split. The average marriage lasts 8 years. When parents go through separation and divorce they can feel immense guilt about how it will affect their children. While separation and divorce are considered an ACE (adverse childhood experience) which is linked to all sorts of negative long term outcomes for children it need not be a disaster. There is a lot that parents can do to act as a buffer and protect children from the fallout.
When parents disagree about how to parent their children it causes a lot of friction. It’s frustrating when we’re trying to do what we think is right and the very person we expect to have our back isn’t on [...]
Help! My strong-willed child won’t take “no” for an answer Does it feel like your child is in charge? Is getting even the tiniest amount of cooperation impossible when they dig in and refuse to take “no” for an answer? [...]
Teens blow up in a split second |how to stay calm and what to do when it happens