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It's healthy and normal to want to bring out the best in your child, but sometimes, parents place too much pressure on their kids and this is when the trouble begins.
Living up to a parent's high expectations can cause needless anxiety, frustration and stress, which may lead to resentment and rebellion. Sometimes, a child simply will give up because the pressure to achieve is too much to handle.
Setting high expectations for our children isn't necessarily a bad thing. Parents want their children to succeed, but when they get overly involved and set seemingly unachievable goals, your child may not be able to live up to these expectations. The result: your child can have nightmares, seek out underachieving friends, turn to drugs or even harm themselves.
What are the signs? What should I do?
As providers and caretakers, parents often view the world of their children as care free, worry free, and full of fun and adventure. After all, kids don't have any of the responsibilities or pressures parents do. What do kids have to worry about?
Plenty! Our children can experience constant pressure from friends, school or families, and, with social media, there is no escape from what is worrying or troubling them. In fact, social media can intensify their feelings.
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Do you find yourself struggling to hang onto interpersonal relationships as well as having a healthy relationship with yourself?
Have people told you they walk on eggshells around you because your reactions are very intense, exaggerated and over the top?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, you may be suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a term that describes people who border on neurotic as well as psychotic thinking and behavior. These individuals also may experience intense episodes of anger, depression or anxiety that may last a few hours or even a few days.
The end result: they destroy relationships and themselves.
There is a false misconception that penetration is required in order to have sex 'the right way'. This has lead to misinformation and misunderstandings. The truth is many people enjoy sex without penetration.
Couples often fight over contracts they've never made.” — Mary Klein, sex therapist
One of the phrases we often hear in these chaotic times is “the new normal”—in other words, what was once considered an unquestioned standard has evolved into something we couldn’t have imagined before. Especially when it comes to sexual matters, among the general public there are numerous layers of mistaken assumptions about what is “normal” and acceptable. We sex therapists, however, quickly come to understand that there are dozens, and perhaps hundreds of sexual behaviors that are “normal” in society but seldom openly discussed.
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