There is no denying that smartphones have changed the way we live, bringing convenience to our fingertips 24/7. Need to know something? Google it. Want to say something to someone? Text it. Need to remember something? Set a reminder. Want to buy something? A few clicks later and it’s virtually on its way. Stay in…
How good are you at tackling tough conversations, whether it be at work, school or your personal life? Are you confident and ready to address issues no matter what? Chances are there are conversations you know you need to have that you would rather avoid. Luckily, with a bit of practice you can master the art of difficult conversations, leading to improved relationships in all areas of your life.
Gottman has a number of principles he believes create the foundation for a happy relationship however they all revolve around one thing – friendship.
Dr. John Gottman is known for his ability to predict with relative accuracy whether a couple are destined to separate or stay together. He believes it’s not the amount of arguments a couple have, or the subject of the arguments, it’s the way they argue that is the indicator.
This three-part series delivers tips on relationships from Dr. John Gottman, a world renowned expert on relationships and marital stability. Having researched the subject since the 1970’s, Gottman is most famous for his ability to predict if a couple were going to divorce based on his observations of their interactions. This three-part series covers relationship…
It’s important when encouraging a child to thrive that we only impose age appropriate expectations on them, expecting too much or too little of the child may hinder their development. Generally speaking, there are several stages of development that most children go through around the same age, and understanding a child’s capabilities at each stage helps to set reasonable expectations and guide appropriate reactions to their behaviours.
We are hearing a lot about the dangers of helicopter parenting these days, but society is structured in such a way that it can be hard to avoid, even when we are trying to. This article highlights some of the common thoughts that result in an overprotective parenting style so that we can challenge these thoughts and remain effective parents, as opposed to society perceived ‘perfect’ ones.