How to go From 'Perfect' to 'Good Enough' Parenting
Every parent wants to give their child the best of everything ? right from being present as often as we can, to ensuring that they have access to everything that they need, and also to making sure they feel happy, safe and secure. However, at time we may create unrealistic expectations for ourselves that do more harm than good.
Formula for a Great Marriage
Everyone agrees that there is no perfect marriage or perfect couple - such things exist only in movies or fairy tales! But there does exist a marriage where two people have learnt to accept each other, scars and all. Couples who have had a good marriage seem to have gotten a few things right. Let's see what these things are...
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...
Exam Time- Stressful Time
Examination times are not only stressful for children, but parents too! If parents really want to help their children, they need to be realistic and balanced in their approach. It would then be imperative to know what factors are counterproductive to performance, and then work towards overcoming them. Here are some tips on helping your kids deal with exams effectively.
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.
Choosing a life partner
Whether you plan to have an "arranged marriage" or to marry the person of your own choice, it is important to think whether both of you are compatible. Choosing a partner is definitely more difficult and serious than choosing a car or a shirt. Hence, how to make sure of your choice of partner?
Though inter-cultural marriages are more common these days, they still present challenges. It could be difficult to talk to your parents and convince them to agree to your choice of marriage partner. Culture could play a huge role in the decision. Small efforts to prepare for possible challenges will go a long way in making the marriage more fulfilling.
Expectations In Relationships
All relationships have expectations attached. Each spouse would have their own set of expectations based on their own emotional and physical needs. Sometimes partners are unaware of the other's expectations or do not understand them. Here are some ways to resolve the confusion.
Wishing For A Perfect Boss?
Who is a perfect boss: the one who is cheerful, professional, experienced and fair. But in reality this does not exist. Building a productive working relationship with the existing imperfect boss is a more practical solution.