Family

The family is some thing more than the nucleus of our society. Understanding its behaviours, ways of communicating, emotional patterns, dysfunctions, and strategies for resolving problems will help you to construct much more satisfying bonds with your family.

Motherhood: Changes and What to Do about Them

Motherhood is a vital stage tinged with both illusion and stress. It’s an important break from the you that you used to know and your new role: the mother role. Although you may have high hopes for this new role, having…

A Better Way To Educate and Raise Children

Although there are many different educational philosophies and methods, parents seem more lost than ever regarding child-rearing. Why is that? After 28 years as a psychologist, I believe that overprotectiveness is a barrier to putting all that available information into…

Gerald Patterson and His Parent-Training Model

Gerald Patterson created a parent-training model after presenting his coercion theory. With the latter, he aimed to explain the way an individual’s environment influences the onset of disruptive behaviors. Believe it or not, most of the psychological problems observed in…

Frozen or Delayed Grief: Pain that Becomes Chronic

Frozen or delayed grief is when a person hasn’t overcome a loss. It’s mourning that becomes chronic, that you drag along with you permanently. This suffering manifests itself in various ways. It can manifest as anxiety, stress, fatigue, apathy, or…

The Price of Parental Stress

There’s no doubt that having a child is a blessing. But the price of parental stress that raising a child entails is a completely different matter. In fact, you may even say that raising a child is almost like running…

The Importance of Apologizing to Children

Learning to apologize to children is important. However, many parents think that apologizing to their children is a sign of weakness. No, making a mistake won’t make them think less of you. This is a great moment to teach them…

When Children “Break Up” with Their Parents

When children “break up” with their parents, the latter don’t always understand why. It’s clear that nobody’s perfect. There are parents who, without a doubt, don’t deserve their children’s love. But there are also children who, for no reason at…

The Legal Aspects of Joint Custody

The legal aspects of joint custody revolve around several rules that set them apart. First, it’s quite important to look over the concept of parental responsibility, which are the rights and duties that a parent has over their own child. On…

Family Dynamic and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are disturbances or alterations of behavior linked to food and, therefore, to its ingestion. These are maintained in the long term and entail a deterioration in the physical health of a person. In addition, there’s deterioration of their…

Virginia Satir and Family Therapy

Virginia Satir was an American therapist that reinvented family therapy. In fact, nowadays she’s considered one of the most important figures in the history of systemic therapy. She created the Satir Change Model that experts still use to this day,…

Assertive Communication with Your Family

Communication is the foundation for a good relationship with your family. But, how can you get your family to listen to you? It’s easier than you may think! Establishing assertive communication with your family is more than possible. Assertive communication…

Custody: Monsters Do Exist

In February, Custody (Jusqu’à la garde), the drama about violence against women from first-time filmmaker Xavier Legrand, won Best Film at the 44th edition of the César Awards in France. This was no surprise, as the film masterfully portrayed a…

Parents: Your Role in the Fears of Your Children

The attitude of parents towards the fears of their children can determine whether they hold onto those fears or not. This means that parents have an important part to play, as role models for emotion management. Lots of studies, like the…

Family Beliefs: What Can We Learn From Them?

We all have our own resources that help us cope with life. Everyone has both strengths and weaknesses, most of which come up due to family beliefs. So in a certain way, we could say that we’re apprentices of the…

Five Motivational Quotes for Family Growth

Are you having a bad day? Is everything is wrong at this moment and full of nonsense? Could you use a break, not only physically but also mentally? Then, these motivational quotes for family growth might be for you. Thus,…

Slave Grandparent Syndrome

To some extent, the emergence of the slave grandparent syndrome in Spain is due to changes that have occurred in recent decades to the family structure. Some important aspects are the incorporation of women into the working world and the…

Symmetry between Parents and Children

We live in a world where children are acting more and more like adults, and adults are acting more and more like children. In a nutshell, that’s what Argentinian psychologist Claudia Messing discusses in her book Symmetry between Parents and Children. …

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthily

Teaching your kids to eat healthily can seem like a challenge, but if you can teach them how to brush their teeth, you can teach kids to eat healthily. In modern societies, children’s nutrition has been a conflictive subject because…