What is economic outpatient care? Why is this type of help for adult children problematic? Economic outpatient care is when an affluent parent bestows economic subsidies on a fully capable adult. The problem with economic outpatient care is that it trains the adult child to consume money rather than invest it to build wealth. Read more about how economic outpatient care can actually hurt adult children.
What is antifragile mothering? How can parents help their children become more antifragile? For antifragile mothering or parenting, Taleb discusses the idea of education. Parents need to let children guide learning and think of mistakes as investments for future success. Keep reading for antifragile mothering and parenting ideas.
Do your experiences with childhood attachment affect your attachment style as an adult? What other factors contribute to your adult attachment style? Psychologists used to believe that your adult attachment style was a direct reflection of your childhood attachment to your parents. However, studies now show that childhood attachment is only one piece of the puzzle. Keep reading to learn why your childhood attachment style doesn’t always follow you to adulthood.
Does birth order affect the psychological make-up of a child? What are some ways firstborn children differ from lastborn? Birth order has a very strong effect on a child’s psychology. Firstborns tend to be more dominant and conscientious, while lastborns— more unconventional and rebellious. Keep reading to learn about birth order psychology.
What are the origins of attachment psychology? Why do many Westerners believe that being emotionally self-sufficient is so important? How can this outdated ideology be harmful? Back in the 1920s, parenting books warned parents not to coddle their children too much or they would grow up to be reliant on others. This is where attachment psychology began and it only got worse from there. Continue reading to learn about the origins of attachment psychology and how early beliefs about attachment are harmful.
Who are Matthew McConaughey’s parents? How did their relationship affect McConaughey’s upbringing? Matthew McConaughey’s parents were both tough, opinionated people, and they had a tumultuous relationship. While this was difficult on McConaughey growing up, he came to accept them for who they were. Read more about Matthew McConaughey’s parents below.
Is there a way to cultivate creativity in children? What can you, as a parent, do to encourage creative expression in your child? Creativity isn’t locked on genetics—it can be cultivated through upbringing. According to organizational psychologist Adam Grant, the key to cultivating creativity in children is not to impose too many rules and to explain the rationale behind the rules that are set. Keep reading to learn about the psychology behind creativity in children.
What is the secret to happy parenting? What are some ways you can infuse your parenting experience with more joy, happiness, and positivity? If you reflect on your individual parenting moments—such as throwing a birthday party or going to an amusement park—you’ll likely find many negative in-the-moment emotions, such as frustration, stress, or impatience. While you can’t eliminate these feelings altogether, you can choose to look beyond them and focus on the overall happy experience of parenting. Read further for tips on happy parenting.
Are you thinking about introducing your new partner to your child? What are the most common myths about child-partner introductions? In his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey suggests introducing your new partner to your child early on in the relationship. He discusses the downsides of waiting too long and dispels the myths that many people are told. Keep reading to learn what Steve Harvey has to say about introducing your child to your new partner.
Are you dating a mama’s boy? Do you want to know how to make your man prioritize you over his mother? How can you learn to set boundries? According to Steve Harvey, if you are dating a mama’s boy, you are the culprit, not him. Harvey explains that a man’s mother is his first love and it’s where he learned his rules and principles and is the most comfortable. However, that does not mean he is unable to change with the right push. Keep reading to learn how to navigate dating a mama’s boy with Steve Harvey’s advice.