Starting out on an adoption journey can be exciting, joyous and sometimes scary as well. People choose to adopt for various reasons. Some of the most common ones are infertility, genetic or medical complications that make it difficult for a normal pregnancy, wanting to be a single parent, to complete the family or just for the joy of giving a child a home. Just like biological parenting, adoption is a permanent arrangement. There are various factors to consider before you decide to adopt.
When you give your children quality time, you give them the feeling that they are loved, important, connected with you, valued and significant in your life. No toy or activity will ever be a substitute for a parent's focused, undistracted time with their child.
Child sexual abuse is a topic that obviously makes people uncomfortable. It is a distressing and abhorrent act but a reality that we have to face. Here are some guidelines on how to prevent it.
Today the word 'Dad' has a whole new meaning over what it meant 30 years ago. Today's father has moved much beyond being mere 'Figure Head', the provider, the protector, the person the kids looked up to but could never approach. The modern dad takes an active role in raising his kids. While the expanded role is definitely a step in the right direction it doesn't come easy to most men.
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.
Just like the decision to have a first child is a very personal choice, so is the decision to have a second child. Whether one decides to have their second child or third, the truth is that any new addition to the family is bound to bring about changes in the lives of each family member involved.
Contrary to popular belief, pregnancy is not always greeted with joy and excitement. If you are not prepared to be a parent you may feel confused and depressed on getting this news. And to add to it, you also feel guilty about your feelings. When you are assailed with so many doubts, you are bound to feel that something is wrong with you. Well, this may not necessarily be the case as some women do go through such mixed feelings.
A child's world is dramatically altered when a parent dies. A deep sense of insecurity often results from this early loss. As adults, it is imperative to include them in the process of the parent's illness and eventual passing away or else they are left alone to make sense of a truth that is too large and too painful for them to handle alone.
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