March 31, 2023
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tips & tricks for growth
parenting a strong-willed child
As parents of strong-willed children, we have to balance parenting without breaking their will. I want my children to be successful, independent adults who care about and positively influence others.
Strengthen your relationship with your strong-willed child:
💪 Help them learn through experience.
💪 Offer explanations as to why.
💪 Stick to your word.
💪 Offer choices.
💪 Listen to them.
Parenting a strong-willed child may require constant adjustment. Take the time to learn about your child’s needs. You have the opportunity to help your strong-willed child grow into the natural-born leader that they are.
narcissism in relationships
Narcissism is one of those words that people use a lot. Have you heard something similar to these statements?
- He only cares about himself. Only doing what’s best for him. He’s so selfish.
- She is so into what she looks like. Did you see all those selfies? She’s such a narcissist.
- Did he really just take all the praise for that project? He didn’t even acknowledge those who helped him.
While many of us may have narcissistic traits, it’s essential to recognize that there are levels of narcissism, and that Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is something altogether different. NPD is a legitimate mental health condition. According to Christina Gregory, Ph.D., “narcissism exists on a spectrum: On one side, it’s craving the occasional compliment. On its darkest side, it can creep into pathological territory.”
So, are you dealing with narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder?
That’s a great question, and being in a relationship with someone who’s a narcissist is not an easy thing to deal with. So, let’s take a look…
let’s get REALatable
It’s time to take things a step further & get a little intimate with a Q&A. What do you say?😉 Learn a little bit about the faces behind all of this relationship gold. This week we’re chatting with Mitchell Qualls, husband of 17 years to his wife Dalet, a dad of 2, and the VP of Operations here at First Things First. Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about him:
Q: Would you rather watch a movie or TV show?
A: 📺 Ohh, that’s a tough one. Depends on my options. I love a good movie but there a few shows I’d watch non-stop. If I had to make a choice in a moment, give me “The Big Bang Theory” anytime.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: ⚾️ I really wanted to be a baseball player or work for a Major League team. Sadly, neither happened. There’s still hope though…to work for a team. I’m too old to be out there playing baseball.
Q: Favorite way to workout?
A: 🏃 I really enjoy running. I’ve never been the biggest fan of working out but running has become my go to. It’s a nice mental reset.
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