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Category: Parenting

Psychological Benefits of Routines

There is science behind the connection of mental health and having routines. Routine is not only a great way to improve common psychological and mental health conditions, but it can also help to fight addiction and insomnia. Current research on creating new habits suggests that it takes an average of 21 days to create new…

Co-Parenting With A Toxic Ex

You’ve spent thousands of dollars on lawyer’s fees to settle your divorce. You’re finally free – now you can move on with your life. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case when there are children involved. You have consciously uncoupled yourself from your toxic ex, but now you have the massive task of co-parenting with them.…

Punishment -VS- Discipline

Trying to decipher the best method of teaching your child ‘right’ versus ‘wrong’ and ‘desirable’ versus ‘undesirable’ behaviors can be frustrating. Some of the verbiage that you hear and read can also be confusing. Let’s look at what the differences are between reinforcements punishments & discipline, and which may have the most positive and long-term…

4 Parenting Styles

There have been decades of research (in the United States and across cultures) supporting the importance of parenting for the development and overall well-being of children and adolescents. Some specific components of parenting (support and control) have been shown to be particularly relevant to adolescent psychological functioning. Parental “support”, or warm and nurturing parenting, promotes…