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Parental Guidance: 15 Things to Give Up to Be a Happy Massachusetts Parent

You want to be a happy Massachusetts parent but your countless responsibilitieFamily 40.jpgs make this goal challenging. Don't lose hope just yet.

Is "Phubbing" Hurting Your Massachusetts Marriage?

What Is Phubbing and Why Is It So Damaging to a Massachusetts Marriage?

Phones and the social media and games and apps they contain are basicallyOn the Phone.jpg dopamine slot machines, designed to keep people scrolling, liking, commenting, email-checking, and Fortniting. The major thing they distract from? Relationships. In fact, the stranglehold that devices have on relationships has become so great it's even been given its own name: "phubbing." A portmanteau of "phone" and "snubbing," the term is fairly self-explanatory and illustrates the nature of the problem pretty well. After all, a snub is a rude and dismissive gesture and the fact that couples are using the term to describe their partner's choice of their device over quality time says a lot. While the term seems cutesy, Phubbing is basically relationship-napalm. One recent study found that the behavior actually facilitates relationship dissatisfaction on an almost-subconscious level by creating emotional distance between romantic partners.

3 Pillars For Becoming A Present, Conscious Massachusetts Father For Your Children

Ask 10 people what they think a good Massachusetts father is, and you willFather with children.jpg probably get 10 different answers with some similarities. Ask those same people what they desired most from their father, and you may see a strong connection between what they desired and how they now define a good father.

How To Make Your Massachusetts Divorce Less Tough on Your Kids

Making the decision to divorce in Massachusetts your partner is not something thatDivorce 142.jpg should be done lightly, especially when there are children involved. On the other hand, unhappy couples should not stay together solely for the sake of the children.

What Massachusetts Children Need Most When Their Parents Divorce

When parents go through a Massachusetts divorce, children's psychological needsChildren 27.jpg greatly increase as they live in the middle of an emotional and perhaps economic roller coaster filled with guilt, fear and confusion.

9 Strategies For Making A Blended Family Blend in Massachusetts

Is your blended family just like The Brady Bunch? Probably not, because it's notFamily 25.jpgeasy to combine two Massachusetts families into a new unit. Welcoming a new spouse brings with it an explosion of stress-inducing newness, with new stepchildren, new rules, new demands, new religious practices and more. Though you'll have extra challenges as a blended family, creating a lovely, peaceful home is attainable.

Ex-Etiquette Rules For Divorced Massachusetts Parents

The transition from an intimate partnership in which the parents share a personalEtiquette matters.jpg relationship to the more distant co-parent relationship is difficult for many Massachusetts parents to manage. The difficulty is compounded because often each parent has different preferences and expectations for co-parenting.

What is the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse of a Massachusetts Child?

Abuse should never be considered discipline and good discipline should never beMom - Dad Discipline.jpg abusive. But in the heat of a disciplinary moment, particularly one fraught with stress, Massachusetts parents can quickly approach the border of abuse before they even realize it. The speed at which correcting a child can turn into damaging a child makes it hard to pump the breaks, and even harder to be self-aware enough to recognize the danger.

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