15 Parenting Mistakes Well Intentioned Parents Make

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt Parenting is a difficult job, and one in which we all make mistakes at times. Communicating effectively with our children takes time and energy. We need to become […]

Why Paradise is Under Her Feet: Mothers as Leaders

A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love.  ~Author Unknown Guest Post:  Dr. Parisa Popalzai One day I was speaking with a mother of five children about her life and aspirations.  After giving her a brief summary of my education and work experience, she slightly sighed when she said that she had to stop pursuing […]

The “Parentification” Trap: Dangers of An Enmeshed Parent-Child Relationship!

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.” – Khalil Gibran Guest Post Hosai Mojaddidi One of the consequences of divorce or remaining in an abusive or […]

Forgiving Your Parents & Learning to Move On

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them” – Oscar Wilde Guest Post by Hosai Mojaddidi The notion that adults, and in particular, parents and caregivers, are to be unequivocally trusted is something that most young children naively believe, unless or until that trust is broken. […]

How To Recognize Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Original Source:  Anna Almendrala Healthy Living Editor, Huffington Post   To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease. But behind closed doors, all pretense falls away. Only you, their child, knows what […]

Domestic Violence Hurts More Than the Victim

  “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent” -Mahatma Gandhi “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.” -Prophet Muhammad (PBH) […]