Reconnecting with Parents (for Adults)
As we grow older, our dynamic with our parents changes too. This article contains ideas and suggestions on how both sides can navigate this change and maintain a healthy and loving relationship.
Caregiver Burnout: Identifying the Signs
Taking care of a sick or elderly loved one is definitely a responsibility. As a caregiver, you may find yourself feeling unhappy or overwhelmed with the situation. Read on to find out what contributes to caregiver burnout.
Grandparents As Caregivers
In today's busy world of dual career couples, many find it a great relief to have grandparents watch their kids instead of relying on hired help. Though it saves a lot of worry and expense, having grandparents as caregivers presents it's own challenges. It's not as easy to lay down rules or express dissatisfaction with parents/in-laws as it is with hired helpers. Here are some ways to deal with these challenges.
Helping Children with Homework
Homework is a chore not just for children, but also for parents, especially in the Indian context of education. In the emerging nuclear and double income family set-up, with multiple things vying for attention, the challenges of finding time for the children's homework and project work are even more. While earlier, in a joint family there would always be some uncle, aunt or cousin in the family who was proficient enough in science, math or languages to pitch in with your kids, now we have to find time to do it ourselves or arrange for tuition. In fact there are some children who go to tuition only to deal with their homework! This is actually counterproductive because the purpose of homework is lost.
Caregivers: The Working Mom's Lifesaver
Resuming work poses the heart wrencing question of "Who will take care of my child?" in the minds of most mothers. If you plan well in advance and have a fair idea of what to expect from your baby's caregivers, then you will be able to do justice at work without worrying too much about your bundle of joy.
Creating a Circle of Support around your Baby
As a new parent you need all the help that you can take and apart from grandparents, we in India have the extended family as well to rely on. Though it is very comforting to know that there are so many people that you can fall back on, it comes with its own pitfalls and you need to maneuver with tact and skill. Let's take a look at how we can walk this path.
Balancing Work and Motherhood
The demands on a working mother are tremendous, there is so much to do and just one of you! No one can be Supermom. Here is a look at what goes into balancing your role as a mother and an employee
Resolving Parent-Teen Conflict
When you consider what is going on during adolescence, a certain amount of squabbling and argument isn't surprising. Arguments often arise out of a clash of roles. As they mature, your teenager's job is to gain greater independence from you. Your job is to protect your teenager as much as possible as he or she exercises more freedom and acts more autonomously.
Telling Your Child They Are Adopted
Adoptive parents face several unique parenting situations and challenges. One of them is the all-important question about how and when to tell your child that she or he is adopted. Knowing the truth about where we come from is an important part of our identity. This article gives you guidelines as to how to go about telling your child that they are adopted.
When both parents work, sometimes they have no option but to give the child a house key or leave a key with the neighbors. If you are leaving your child alone at home, it is important to take precautions and ensure your child is safe and prepared to handle the responsibility.