What assertiveness is
Some of us have been told that we need to be more assertive, yet we wonder if that is really something that we want for ourselves. There is a tendency to confuse assertiveness with aggressiveness - a quality that is not desirable in healthy relationships. This article should help clarify the difference between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour.
How to be Assertive
As you know, being assertive is a skill that we all require in varying degrees. It seems straightforward enough, but when it comes to implementing it in practical ways, we struggle. Learn how to be assertive, especially if you tend to be passive aggressive.
Can Sleep Deprivation Ruin Motherhood?
Mothers are sleep-deprived, whether their babies are still infants or have moved to toddlerhood and beyond. Kids wake up at night for all sorts of reasons. Even when a child starts sleeping through the night, mothers may be staying up late or rising early for various reasons. Learn how to get more sleep and improve your quality of life as a mother.
Calm your Commute
The impatience of being stuck in traffic could be a strong source of anger, irritation and stress. This can lead to both physical and mental exhaustion, outbursts and road rage, and leave us in a bad mood. It can be possible to work around that irritation caused by traffic to make sure that even if nothing on the road is moving, your mood is.
Why you need to release your anger?
Anger which is ignored, avoided, intentionally forgotten, or not acknowledged is repressed anger and it can have a significant impact in our personal and professional lives. As time passes this anger becomes difficult to recognize or identify which may then lead to certain harmful consequences.
Dealing with an angry co-worker
Have you come across an angry co-worker? Find out how to deal with one!
Protecting Your Child
As your child grows and spends more time out of your sight, you need to teach them to protect themselves. Child abuse and assault (both by strangers and by people known to the child) are very real dangers in all countries and in every socio-economic group. It is important to discuss with your children (both boys and girls) the potential risks.
Parents Get Mad Too!
Remember that if you are tired, fatigued or stressed, you may react by lashing out at your child. It happens to most parents at some point or another. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to minimize or avoid the likelihood of over-reacting and remain in control when stress is high.
All of us experience change on a day to day basis. This change maybe short term - for example, with regard to routines or certain activities that we may or may not do. There could also be more long-term and life defining changes such as getting married, moving to a new country, changing jobs, even losing someone to death. Accepting and accommodating to change is not easy for most of us. This article explores ways to make transitions smoother for you...
Divorce and its Impact on Children
Divorce and separation have become a common occurence today. But the psychological toll that it takes on children grappling with the aftermath continues to be immense and distressing. Research indicates that children do well when they have regular routines, a stable family and parents who are a cohesive team. None of which are likely when the family breaks up.