Sharing Household Responsibilities After Baby Arrives
Now that you have a child, the number of household chores would have increased greatly. Oftentimes couples get into arguments over who will do what and whether each person is doing their fair share. Here's how you can work out this issue amicably with your spouse and keep your home running smoothly without so much conflict.
Are you a Helicopter Parent?
A "helicopter parent" is a common term used to describe a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child's or children's experiences and problems. Like helicopters, they hover overhead!" The helicopter parent's involvement can extend to their children's academics, extra-curricular activities, the kind of friends they have, sports and every other activity in their lives.
The Superwoman Syndrome
The new Superwoman is ordinary in that she is neither rich nor famous. She is extraordinary in that she tries to be everything to everyone - juggling family life, social life, and commitments outside the home. The new Superwoman 'has it all' by 'doing it all' with superlative standards and ends up feeling overwhelmed, overextended, overworked and under-appreciated. Ever wondered where this term "Superwoman Syndrome" originated? Read on to find out...
When Your Wife Goes Out to Work
Traditionally, men have been the bread-winners and women took care of the home. However in today's world, large numbers of women are working outside the home and this trend is increasing. As a result, there are fears about how the home will run and couples worry about the lack of time for each other. This can perhaps lead to a change in the husband-wife equation too! These are very real concerns and it is important for husbands and wives to discuss them and decide how they are going to make things work.
Dual Career Couples
Dual Career couples face numerous challenges as they try to balance work with their marital responsibilities. Both husband and wife seek steady professional growth; personal satisfaction related to their individual goals; as well as financial satisfaction. This may not be as easy as it sounds.
Working Late - What Happens to the Family
"While shiftwork or long working hours are hard on employees, it also affects the whole family. This is especially true for families with young children, and this can lead to communication breakdown and even marital problems. However, these can be overcome with better understanding of the situation and some planning."