You may have come across acrobats performing the art of “juggling” in some tourist areas. The artist is usually able to juggle three or more items with two hands, performing in all different styles and levels of difficulty. This is indeed an art, not just multitasking, as it involves countless hours of practice to make it happen. Being a new father these past couple years, I have also felt like I am “juggling” all the time.
It’s no secret that the addition of a child to any family completely changes the family dynamics. But I didn’t realize that the changes brought by a child is even more far-reaching than that. My husband and I had been married for 12 years before our long-anticipated child joined our family. I thought I was well prepared for this change. However, now, another six years later, I have to confess I am still amazed by how our daughter has transformed my world.
Mothers, do you ever wonder why your children tend to project their anger on you? It could be because mother always carries the role of a caregiver, and she tends to be forgiving all the time. Yet that does not mean mothers would not feel hurt when children are angry with them or rude to them. In this article, Dr. Agnes Ip helps you deal with kids’ lack of appreciation and negative emotions in a healthy way!
Did your child ever tell you, “Mom, I want to marry you!”? My son did that when he was young, and I laughed so hard at that time. Now my son is actually dating someone, putting his arm on another girl’s shoulder, not thinking of me first like he used to do in the past…. I have the same smile on my face, but somehow feel sour in my heart.
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the problem of internet addiction especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also laid out the signs of internet addiction and its causes so parents could assess whether they and/or their children are becoming internet addicts. Today in Part 2 we will look at the physical symptoms of internet addiction and how to protect our kids from developing these problems.
As we become more and more dependent on technology in this season of social distancing and quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both parents and kids have had to use screens and the internet to accomplish everyday tasks… As “logging on” becomes a more widespread habitual behavior and necessity in light of the pandemic, internet addiction is likely to become inevitable as well.
In a time when social distancing and wearing masks has become the new norm, stress levels among kids and their parents has undoubtedly increased. In Part 1 of “Help for Stressed Out Families,” we learned about the effect parental stress can have on kids, even though most parents don’t even realize it. In today’s article, Dr. Kara Powell will focus on ways parents can help their children better deal with stress.
Increase in stress has become common among families where parents now have to work from home and kids have to learn from home because of the pandemic. Especially in these times, it’s important to remember how we as parents can affect our kids negatively if we are not careful to manage our stress. In Part 1 of “Help for Stressed out Families,” Dr. Kara Powell details the connection between parental stress and the stress of our children.
With July almost ending, a new school year is right around the corner. With the COVID-19 situation going back and forth in many parts of the world, there are many uncertainties and challenges that this new school year brings. May God give us wisdom and strength to walk in His will – let’s all come and pray!
As states are starting to reopen and slowly come out of social isolation, most of us are adjusting to changes in our work lives, finances and living styles. Let’s come to the Lord in prayers as we adjust to this new season and learn to trust God during this unpredictable time.