Bonding with Your New Baby
"I feel like I went through 9 long months, of eagerness and excitement to see my baby, the pain of delivery and now I'm not even able to enjoy my own child because I hardly ever see her. I feel like I'm hardly even a mother." Do you also feel the same? Find out the ways that might be just for you to enjoy motherhood in the best possible way.
When Your Child is Ill
It's Monday morning and you find that your child is ill and cannot go to school. You're concerned about him/her - and you're also concerned about your job as you had to take a day off last week because your other child was ill. This is a dilemma faced by many working parents with young children. Let’s look at ways to deal with situations like this.
Kids and Household Chores
Does the idea of getting a young child to help around the house sound strange? We tend to do as much as possible for our children as an expression of our love for them. Rather than thinking that we are burdening our children, we should recognize that we are training our children for life. This article has few useful tips how you can involve your child in everyday routine and get a chance to bond more.
How I Achieve Balance
In our rush "to get it all done" at work and at home, it's easy to forget that by doing so our stress level escalates and our productivity plummets. Stress is the antithesis of work life balance. While we all need a certain amount of stress to motivate us and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: balance. This article tells you more on this...
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...
How to Handle Criticism Effectively
No matter who you are or what your job entails, you would have faced criticism at some point in your life. Criticism is defined as judging faults and merits; however, people often forget the positive and focus only on the negative and what they think is "wrong". This makes it difficult for them to accept what is said or even use it as learning or for their benefit. This article talks about handling criticism more effectively.
We often forget to give priority to self-care and managing our own stress; it is only when things take on a frightening turn, like heart trouble or deep anxiety levels, that we get concerned and go to a doctor. The simple yet effective tips in this article should help you become aware of your own reactions to stress and take appropriate action before it impacts you negatively.
Monday Morning Blues!
Is Monday a doomsday? Does your 7 o'clock alarm hit you like a jolt? Does the thought of Monday morning make you feel depressed? Some time or the other you must have felt like this and wondered "why am I feeling like this after a week end?" The answer is simple. You are suffering from Monday morning blues.
Perfectionism is often mistakenly seen as desirable or even necessary for success. However, recent studies have shown that perfectionist attitudes actually interfere with success. Often when we try too hard to succeed, we lay a lot of pressure on ourselves. This pressure in turn affects the way we function, and reduces our chances of success.
Assertion: A style of Communication
Have you ever felt like saying 'no' to someone but said a 'yes' instead, compromising on your needs? To know more about learning the skill of assertive communication, take a look inside and enjoy the new you .