Economic difficulties, increasing tuition enrollment, and a trend toward marrying later have impacted the number of young adults living at home with their parents. This new stage of family life leaves may parents wondering how to navigate this new stage of parenting. Here are five important questions I believe parents of young adults should be asking themselves.
I was invited to interview on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show today on a topic I feel VERY passionate about–public humiliation and spanking as parenting strategies. The conversation evolved into talking about discipline in schools and teachers inability to do anything. Listen to Laura take me to task on these issues.
Do you think public humiliation is ever warranted?
How about spanking? Do you spank your children?
According to new research by Wayne State University, double dating may be a way to boost the bond with your partner. The study found that couples who shared embarrassing moments or asked for advice on personal matters reported feeling more passionate love than couples who kept it to small talk. I share a few tips to keep in mind to get the most out of your double dating experience in this Shape Magazine article.
Read article online Can Double Dating Improve Your Relationship?
We talk a lot about developing good self-esteem: an inner confidence rooted in how you evaluate yourself. Studio 5 Contributor Julie Hanks, LCSW, owner of Wasatch Family Therapy, says self-compassion matters more.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Losing 5 pounds? Getting more organized? I interviewed recently with Shape Magazine to talk about a resolution that you may not have considered…improving your emotional connections.
Here are a few of my tips on how to strengthen your face-to-face relationships with loved ones…
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration…and stress! Parties and family gatherings, finding that perfect gift for loved ones, decorating and other joyful parts of Christmas celebrations can leave many women feeling burned out! Self-care often gets put on the back burner during the holidays in order to meet our own and other’s expectations.
Here are a few things I do to prevent holiday burnout:
- I give myself permission NOT to attend every gathering my family is invited to attend (even if we want to go).
- I schedule down time to nap, read, get a pedicure, or relax in a hot tub.
- I make sure I maintain some kind of physical activity.
- Find joy in giving!
So…I want to give away 3 Burnout Cure books this week
Colleague and intimacy educator Laura Brotherson, MS, MFT, author of the best-selling And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage Through Sexual Fulfillment, shares her thoughts on my book “The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide For Overwhelmed Women on her newsletter an website today! Here’s a peek at what Laura has to say…
“I love this book! This emotional survival guide is jam packed with helpful suggestions sorely needed by today’s overwhelmed women in order to be better stewards of their personal resources, to nurture a stronger sense of self, and to prevent mental, emotional and physical burnout. Julie gives women permission to have healthier emotional boundaries and to balance the many demands women face today. This book will be a real blessing in many people’s lives! I especially love her concept of keeping a “Ta Da” list not just a “To Do” list to remind women of all the good things they accomplish every day!”
It’s hard to believe that it’s already the week before Thanksgiving! Since the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I’d share this fun article on ways to decrease the stress around holiday entertaining.
Women in the U.S. find holidays stressful, says the American Psychological Association. “Of course they do,” says Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of The Burnout Cure. “There’s the pressure to have a ‘great time,’ the expectations that everything from entertaining to family travel will go flawlessly,” she says. It’s All. Just. Too. Much. Don’t get your holiday apron in a bunch the day after Halloween. “Start the season being realistic about how things are going to turn out,” she says. “Don’t get your heart set on Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner going perfectly, or the notion that everyone will be ecstatic about the gifts you’ve given them.”
Many of you have joined our Body Love movement, turning the negative self-talk into positive views of our bodies. Now, we challenge you to help your daughters feel good about how they look.
Studio 5 Contributor, Therapist Julie Hanks, shares 10 ways to teach young girls the concept of body love.