Archive for Influential Parenting

Screen Time. Kids and Mental Health

We all desire to have healthy kids! We may think that screen time leads to issues and takes our kids away from us. This fear has some basis given that screen time for kids has doubled in the last 10 years.

A great deal has been written about the damaging effects of technology use on kids, but how damaging is it really?

A recent study of over 300,000 kids in the US and UK calls what we may believe into question. The study found that screen time had little to no effect on mental health. Read More →

Parenting with Love – Part Two

We all want to feel connected in our homes. We want to be close to our kids. This becomes difficult when the sense of being loved breaks down due to issues and conflicts. We can lose the desire to please each other. By contrast, when everyone is feeling loved, cooperation springs forth. Helping each other becomes easy because we feel loved and understood.

So what is love? Is it a feeling, an emotion, a connection, a commitment, positivity or an obligation? To work within a family structure love needs to contain an element of all of the above because feelings shift from day to day.

Let’s examine the nature of love through some helpful research and practical examples that will expand our understanding and appreciation of love.

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Parenting with Love – Part One

In this series we will delve into the most important topic, Love. When we are feeling loved we feel special, content and happy. When we are feeling rejected, we feel hurt, angry and withdraw. Keeping a sense of love alive between family members is challenging given our pace of life. Activities and commitments pull us apart and create pressure on both parents and kids.

If you’re feeling lonely as a mom, dad or child in your family you’re not alone.

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