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Children In Broken Homes Need Emotional Support: How Can You Help?

Studies show that children go through faster recovery when parents decide to have a divorce sooner than prolong a marriage that has ceased to work out. But even if this is the case, it is the children who suffer the emotional brunt associated with a divorce, often leaving permanent emotional scars.

Statistics suggests that about half of married couples today are ending up in divorce resulting to what we call broken homes. Many preconceived notions about the effect of broken homes on children are true, while some unearthed truths are disheartening.

Children from broken homes are more likely to experience mild to clinical depression and other psychiatric problems which greatly affects their performance in school and their relationship with the outside world. There is a strong relationship between juvenile delinquency and broken homes due to the absence or lack of a male role model, so that children are less apprehensive to commit a crime. It is said that ?fatherlessness? is one of the main causes of the disintegration of a society; clearly emphasizing that parenthood should not be left to mothers or grandparents alone.

Divorce stirs up a stressful predicament on the children, which results in many emotional, intellectual, or psychological problems.

What you can do to help

Many parents who have the custody of their children often make up for the emotional lack that the absence of another parent brings by acting as both the mother and father. However, because of the bitterness a divorce causes there is a strong likelihood that custodial parents themselves are busy contemplating their own emotional turmoil, which is likewise unhealthy for the children of broken homes.

Children from broken homes usually puts the blame on themselves, and have themselves into thinking they caused the divorce of their parents. They need to understand that their parents? divorce is not their fault.

It?s beneficial that parents or caregivers are aware of the psychological and emotional impacts of broken homes so they will be armed on how to help children. That way, they?ll realize the importance of extending emotional support that the children needs during this time of life crisis. Broken homes produce children with low-esteem and depression which greatly affects their emotional growth so that parents and guardians should make sure they actively make sure children are cushioned from the trauma.

While it can be hard to save children from the traumatic experience of divorce parents, relatives, and friends should make sure children has a well of resources of emotional support. This can be in the form of listening what a child has to say about the divorce.

The prevalence of divorce in western countries is causing a flood of resources on how to help children in broken homes. You can do your part today in helping preserve the broken hearts of these children.…

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How to Remain Positive When You Aren’t Getting Pregnant

Attempting to conceive a child should be a enjoyable experience in more ways than one. Unfortunately, there are issues that may arise when trying to get pregnant. There are many factors that can contribute to infertility issues and they are downright frustrating. Trying to become pregnant and not succeeding can not only make your frustrated, sad and lose hope, but it can also cause confusion and animosity within your current relationship. Couples trying to conceive without success experience static in the relationship during a time when you are trying to work together towards a common goal, building a family.
It is hard enough nowadays to maintain a healthy relationship, and when you have infertility issues pop up, it only makes things harder. When you tie that to the fact that every woman that has made up her mind to start family doesn’t need the stress of wondering whether or not she can have a baby on her mind. There is enough to worry about in life. You have probably tried the information on positions for conception and the different foods that you can eat.
Hopefully, you have not reached the decision to take fertility drugs; these can prove to be harmful, dangerous and pretty expensive.
There are some simple steps that you can take in order to conceive, and conceive quickly. It’s no wonder that this holistic approach has so many women flocking to this program. You can rid yourself of the headache and the issues that come along with not being able to get pregnant. There are steps that you can take right now to make your relationship a happy and healthy one.
Everyone wants to have a happy family and more importantly a happy baby. There are so many things that the doctors won’t tell you about getting pregnant from a holistic standpoint. It’s pretty scary how fast they are to prescribe a drug for anything nowadays. Please rests assure that there are some very simple steps that you can take towards getting pregnant and moving towards having a happy family.…

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Guiding Your Child With New Family Members

When you take pains to include all the relatives from your current marriage as well as your children from your previous marriage, you will have one big happy family. You would need to take pains to ensure everyone feels comfortable for each one you must remember comes from a different background with a different thought process. It is important for everyone to respect each other’s privacy and opinion and give them space. Their culture and value systems would have been influenced from the environment that they have grown up with and brought up by their other parent.
No child would be willing to or wanting to accept a step parent in the place of one’s own parent unless of course the bonding with the step parent gets to be very loving and stronger. To a large extent the quality of relationship and acceptance would depend upon the way the child is treated and approached by the step parent too. If there is a natural understanding and empathy in the case of the child, then the relationship with the step parent is likely to be smooth.
The children are further likely to get upset emotionally or resent the arrival of new siblings into the family in due course of time. But then a large part of their reaction could be managed by parents who can learn to handle the situation very maturely and thoughtfully.
The children are likely to often fight and be aggressive towards each other exhibiting jealousy, resentment as well as anger with an underlying resentment of each other and wanting the attention of the parents to oneself.
If you as parents work together and are willing to focus on bringing all children to accept each other as well as get them to understand that they are all loved by you as parents equally and each one is important, then you can build one happy family in no time. These guidelines might come in handy for you:
It is important for each parent to spend quality time alone with each child. Only with one to one communication can you reach out and get the child to communicate with you as well as build the trust and comfort level.
You get a marvelous opportunity to get to know the child better and understand his personality, his likes and dislikes as well as his interests etc. This is the best chance that you get while spending time with him to let him know that you love him.
It is important for you to spend all your free time with the child and do things that he enjoys doing. It helps to get involved with his life and stand by to support his activities as well as interests. When he finds you being there to support and not only to criticize, he will naturally accept you as the parent over a period of time and perhaps call you mom or dad.…

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Babysitting Agencies – How Do You Choose the Right Agency to Hire

A babysitting agency can be of great help to the working parents. Working mothers are often in a dilemma, when they have to leave their child and go to the office. The parents look for reliable babysitting service. However, finding a babysitter in particular can be a difficult task. Thanks to the world of internet that presents innumerable options for the working parents. A babysitting agency in London provides childcare services. Whether you are looking for a daily nanny, live-in, holiday or overseas nanny, these babysitting agencies can be of great help, offering dedicated service to the clients.

As responsible parents, you have to do proper research because the authenticity of the babysitting agency can be a matter of concern. Although the web world is flooded with options, make sure the babysitting agency appoints babysitters who are all registered and highly experienced, personally interviewed and CRB checked and many of them have childcare qualifications.

Parents looking for babysitting agency in London are suggested to select a babysitter carefully, and check his or her references. Some of the babysitting basics that parents should be aware of are as given below:

??? The babysitter you are hiring should be more than 18 years of age.

??? Babysitters have fixed work timing. However, in case the parents come late from the office, they are not supposed to leave the children alone. They can contact the parents and wait for their arrival. The babysitters are paid accordingly.

??? In some cases, a babysitter’s duties will include serving the children’s dinner and getting the children ready for and into bed.

??? Parents should convey their contact number to the babysitter London so that, in case of emergency they can contact the parents immediately.

??? A babysitting agency in London offers various services – they may have weekend duties or during the day possibly alongside a mother – they work as mother’s help and are called junior nanny. Such a babysitter will have normal duties of a nanny.

So, while looking for a babysitting agency in London, make sure they given parameters have been taken care of.…

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Maternal Support

Most mothers when asked what’s the most unforgettable day in her lifetime was and they would immediately tell that it was the day her 1st baby is born. Such was the instance with me and my ma. Insane as it may look but we constantly make our mums do stuff for us prior like our laundry, fix up after us and thinking about it nowadays made me feel bad on how unthoughtful we were back in the day. Growing up observing my momma juggle several things simultaneously had me reckoning of never needing to become a mommy someday. I mean, who would wish to have a 24 hour job with no breaks, day-offs, holidays and worst, a delayed wage? And everyday you have to manage hard-headed youngsters and constant household chores.

But what is the real essence of being a mother?

What does it need to turn into a mommy? Are mothers really that special for them to have their own annual festivity? These are the queries that I did not want to be faced with.

Luckily, the good heavens above bent my fortune and turned the tides and finally had me cross to the other side of maternal phobia. Here are some of the greatest things I have learned during maternity.

I learned that the phrase “Its Okay, Mommys here” works like magic; That only one pretty face exists no matter what the circumstances are and mothers have it; When you hear the quote “Mother Knows Best” is equivalent to the phrase “I told you so” or you have to have your mom’s approval on everything specially your choice of women or men in your life.

Most of all, being a mom means being the sole light in the household when there is dark, a source of happiness when there is sadness, where hope comes from when there is hopelessness, the ultimate source of love. A bundle of emotions comes with motherhood that defies all known reason.

Being a mother means giving life to your kids, teach them things, let them know right from wrong, giving them freedom to live their lives but not living it for your children, not learning it for them, not deciding it for them but in the end be accountable for them.

Because being a mother is to support your children all the way even if they choose to take the road you dont want them to. Because being a mother is to always be there even if it hurts. Once can never cease to be a mother.

Courage. The main trait one has to exhibit in order to be called a real mother is courage. One other thing that makes most mothers special is their ability to take the place of all other people or in other words being in their shoes. And why are they so important to be remembered because they brought you into this world and even gave up theirs so you can be happy.

I know this because I have a very wonderful mom. Now that I am a mother my self, the best part of my life is in fact my children who values me and I will love them wholeheartedly forever.…

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Are We Losing Our Children? Learn How to Build a Healthy Happy Family

The breakdown of the family unit is the ultimate reason for the deterioration of our children’s behavior. Estranged family relationships, materialistic ideals and broken homes affect our children, read on to see how these affect our children and what we as parents can do about it.
Somehow it seems that our culture has shifted from adult oriented to peer oriented, as children spend more time with their friends than their parents. These friends they emulate in terms of lifestyle choices, morals and language.
The breaking away of children from parents can be seen as a natural progression to independence and a sign of the child’s individualism or maturation, but it should not be this way. The interaction and attachment between a child and a parent is very necessary, as it creates a strong foundation from which the child navigates their life. In order to build a healthy family this relationship need to be well developed otherwise the child would experience an orientation void, this is then when the peers substitute the parents.
Attachment needs to be intentionally nurtured as it does not always occur naturally. We as parents often use our position incorrectly, we tend to resort to threats and force and this only alienates the child. We should rather resort to meaningful communication and show empathy rather than use behavior that divides the relationship to build a healthy happy family.
At times our kids do vocalize their complaints about our parental control, but at the same time they assume that these minor battles are normal, and do not interfere with their happy family relationships. This should reassure us that our middle schoolers expect and do accept guidance from us. It does mean that they do hear our message, even though they are rolling their eyes at us in apparent protest. So do not back off too much, as they still need us to guide them.
In today’s consumerist culture characterized by wealth accumulation, status and commodities, we as parents spend more time working, and mothers are increasingly expected to work as well in order for the family to cope with the increasingly high cost of living. Our children are then in turn catapulted straight into the materialistic ideals of us as parents. Popularity has always been an issue in school, but somehow kids today are absolutely certain that the problem is more intense for their generation that it was for their parents. Kids believe that the right clothes, labels, makeup, piercings and appearance are the most crucial critical ingredient for achieving popularity. How do we manage to build a healthy family with all this pressure? According to some statistics, 50% of children between the ages of 6 and 7 have television in their bedrooms. And some studies have shown that children only spend about 40 minutes a week in meaningful conversation with their parents. Comparing to the average of 1680 minutes a week they spend watching television. We need to find ways as to how to build a healthy family.
The internet on the other hand also seems to be a cause of the break down in today’s family relationships. The internet, but in particular the use of social networks play a huge role in emotional, psychological and social development of our children. Our children perceive anything on the internet as valid, regardless to whether it is good or bad, correct or incorrect information. We struggle even more to build a healthy happy family as our children retreat into the virtual world, thus letting go of the more personal connections with people, and letting go of the personal connections with us as parents.
Then the broken single parent homes are associated to our children reaching puberty earlier than they used to before. Especially our girls are reaching puberty much earlier. Precocious puberty is the term used for reaching puberty early, which is the development of secondary sex characteristics, such as the growth of pubic hair and the development of breasts. Although, the age for the onset of menstruation has largely remained unchanged. And although this trend is more pronounced in girls, our boys are not trailing very far behind. According to some studies, boys appear to be beginning puberty earlier than before as well.
Obesity seems to be the most significant contributor to precocious puberty, because fat tissue produces estrogen, which leads to breast development amongst others. Obesity is linked to a type of lifestyle that is characterized by a lack of parental care and largely sedentary accompanied by excessive television viewing and little exercise.
To build a healthy happy family, we need to look at the impact of divorce on our children as well. One of the alarming findings from a study on divorced or remarried homes is that the girls seem to mature sexually at much younger …

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Is Domestic Assault Extensive?

When there is a clear pattern of abusive behaviours in a closely connected group of people, then you will recognise there is domestic maltreatment. Family relationship, kinship, marriage, dating and friendship are instances of close family relationships. As discussed in the section below, domestic abuse has numerous kinds.
When someone resorts to kicking, beating, biting or throwing in order to contain another person he or she will be employing physical maltreatment against a person. A victim of physical abuse may suffer serious injuries, become disabled or die. Compared to other kinds of domestic violence, physical violence is easy to discover.
When force is used to compel someone to participate in some sexual act then that is classified as sexual maltreatment. This usually occurs to individuals who have particular exposures. Some good examples are such things as the influence of alcohol, pressure and disability. This type of ill-treatment is usually hard to recognise in families and marriages, because of special dependency aspects within the social systems of the human relationships.
Emotional violence or abuse is another type of domestic brutality which is sometimes so complicated to discover. Applying financial and economic dependency as a means of controlling a victim, is one of various ways which can be employed by an abusive person. Most victims will not speak out if they are threatened with the possibility of being humiliated or embarrassed in public, or isolated from friends and relatives. Blackmailing is a tool which is normally used to hold in the victim by applying threats of exposure of an embarrassing issue or by refusing access to financial resources.
Now, there are so many reasons why some individuals resort to domestic maltreatment.People are mainly influenced by psychological consequences such as individual manner in which families are integrated and the manner we are acted upon by the surroundings is likely to affect the way we treat others. For example, some people grow up in cultural settings which tolerate abusive behaviours towards women and children. This may also be regarded as the norm and normally society may choose to disregard abusive activities probably until this results into a fatality.
Maltreatment is caused by the use of alcohol and drugs in diverse circumstances. The usual conduct of a person is changed by drug utilisation and usually results in mental disorders which normally leads to brutality.
Sometimes the dominant determinants which push someone towards domestic brutality are the need to be authoritative and controlling all the time towards other family relationship members. Resorting to ill-treatment as a means of overcoming inadequacy is a possible reason some people who feel incomplete in some way or have low self-esteem usage. Socio-cultural and genetic influences are some of the complicated aspects affecting those individuals who like imposing their power on others.
Well, it is much better to prevent domestic assault than trying to find a solution to the problems created.Although very problematic, it is important to stand up against your abuser and speak out. Some individuals are of the impression that a solution will provide itself with time and therefore regards protecting the family image as more is probably better to speak to a close and trustworthy friend or relative and try to solve the issue without too much exposure. If the abuse is nasty or hazardous the best means is for the victim to report the matter to the police.…