When Personalities Clash

What do you do when you love your child, but can’t seem to get along with them?

All of us have days when our kids grate at our nerves. But with some parents, those days are the norm. We all love our kids dearly, but sometimes their personalities are so different from ours that we clash with him at every turn.

Begin by reminding yourself that they’re not trying to drive you crazy on purpose. They just think differently. Kids are created with a unique set of gifts and qualities, and these things make them who they are. Some of the very traits that you struggle to deal with at four may catapult them toward great things later in life. Instead of trying to change your child’s personality, learn to embrace it. Even if you do clash in the process.

More Tips

Communication is the lifeblood of a good marriage. No relationship can survive without it.

When was the last time you gave your marriage a "tune up?"

You wouldn't let your car go years without checking under the hood, so why not give your marriage the same attention?

Juggling your time between career and family isn’t easy. But how you handle it is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

One of the greatest things you can do for your kids’ self-image is to give them meaningful touches throughout the day. This could be as simple as tousling your son’s hair, or wrestling with him in the living room.

Every marriage goes through times of trial and testing — and weathering those hard times can strengthen your relationship.

It’s hard to watch your kids go through tough times, but struggle is an important part of growing up.
 

The next time you feel like lecturing your teenager, why not stop and ask them a few questions instead? Their answers may surprise you. 
 

Are you an "Internet Junkie?" Here's a quick test to see if your on-line habit is turning into a full-fledged addiction. Be honest with your answers!

Do you find yourself losing track of time while surfing the Net?

These three words can make all the difference when you feel your emotions getting the best of you during a disagreement with your spouse. According to Mike Bechtle, “Disagreements start with a difference in perspective.

Before you say “I do,” make sure you “still will” twenty years from now!

Too many young couples jump into marriage without seriously assessing the relationship. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before going to the altar.

Pages