Category: Parenting

Parents Caring for Children with Complex Care Needs

A new research report has been published by the charity WellChild which explores parents’ experiences of managing care for children with complex care needs throughout the 24-hour day. The study Caring for Children 24-7 was undertaken by Mark Whiting, WellChild Professor of Community Children’s Nursing at the University of Hertfordshire. It provides significant new insights into…

Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle

Parents and therapists alike struggle in their attempts to successfully address a host of maladaptive adolescent behaviours. This should not be surprising since adolescence is that profound developmental period when, accompanied by massive muscular-skeletal, hormonal, and neurological shifts, children gain social and functional independence from their parents. So kids taking a wrong turn or parents…

The Impact of Male Involuntary Childlessness: Part 2

On the first part of this article, I have explored the importance of recognition of the impact of involuntary childlessness on men. Here, I will discuss the pre-transitional, transitional, and post-transitional narratives of men who wanted to be fathers. Pre-transitional The men in this sector, Frank (56), Steven (49), and David, all wanted to become…