Articles with the tag family

Why Parents are the Start of Drug Abuse Prevention

It may be surprising for you to hear, but when it comes to children, teenagers and young adults taking drugs, parents are one of the most powerful influences around. It’s so important for parents to be involved in the lives of their children, especially when it comes to processes like drug prevention.

Growing Through Grief: About My Father

My father was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from PTSD. A part of me always grieves for him, for how he suffered and how his illness affected our family. And a part of me will always grieve for the little girl whose father came back from war a stranger, and for the relationship we never […]

5 Things You Should Know If You’re Living with a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the most difficult people to live with is a person with Alzheimer’s disease. But unlike the chronic complainer, the know-it-all, the narcissist and all those other obnoxious personalities, the behavior of an Alzheimer’s-afflicted individual is not of his own making, but is the result of failing brain cells. Which adds to the difficulty […]

Is Parental Marriage Blessing Still Relevant Today?

Relationships can be complicated and when family members are involved, it becomes even more complex when it comes to marriages. When planning to pop the question, most men will approach their partner’s parents to ask them for their daughter’s hand in marriage. But what would happen if the parents refuse? Is it still advisable to […]

Healing After The Loss Of A Loved One

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest situations to deal with. The grieving process can bring about a variety of emotions and each person deals with the pain of loss much differently. Some may say time will heal, but those that experience this trauma understand that time only lessens the pain. Mental Health […]

Fun – and Useful – Facts About Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here. Have you gotten your dad a present? Maybe you’ve planned a family get-together? No matter what you’re doing, I’m sure your father will appreciate it. In my previous post, there are many ways we can show our parents how we love them, and celebrating Father’s Day is one of them. It […]

10 Ways to Become a Better Son or Daughter

In theory, we all know that our parents want only the best for us. They have our best interest at heart, and they will do whatever is in their power to make us happy. In reality, it is hard to remember this concept. There are many times when our beliefs and wants clash with that […]

5 Common Parenting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Parenting may be the best job in the world, but it is not without its pitfalls. No doubt that (most) parents have their children’s best interests at heart, but we can’t deny that even parents with the best intentions can make mistakes – sometimes unwittingly. Here are some of the most common parenting mistakes and […]

Celebrate Father’s Day Differently With These Activities

What do you usually do on Father’s Day? I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that many of us usually have dinner (or lunch) and give gifts. While these activities are not negative in any way, there are many other things that you can celebrate Father’s Day. This year, why not change […]

How to Accept a Gay Friend or Family Member

Do you know someone who is gay? It might be your friend, family member or work colleague. Do you have trouble accepting their sexual orientation? Does it make you feel uneasy when they are around? Do you even go so far as to say that they are disgusting? If so – please read on.