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Wondering why your kids are acting a little spoiled lately?
You’re not alone. Follow these tips from Lisette Beraja,
Psychotherapist, LMFT & Founder of Beraja Counseling
Center, to ensure your family gets back on track.
More and more children are growing up without a clear sense of
financial or emotional limits. What happens when children are given
an abundance of gifts and little time and affection? At first, children
think it’s awesome. That is, until one day the toddler becomes an
adolescent, then an adult and begins to feel empty, void with a
sense of entitlement. Many adults call me complaining about feeling
depressed, empty and confused regarding the subject. They wonder
why they are feeling this way. Interestingly, most of them reported
receiving many gifts from their parents and too little time as children.
Parents often think that creating a world where their children’s every
need and desire is instantly fulfilled with materialistic objects instead
of their time and attention is their only option. If parents only realized
that gifts could never take the place of their love, the world would be
a better place! I strongly agree that the one thing money can’t buy
for children is love. Parents need to make an effort to devote more
time to their children. Research has shown that over-indulged children
who lack the love and affection of a parental figure may share certain
characteristics, such as being easily bored, goal-less, underachieving
and disrespectful. It’s of vital interest — both to families and to
all concerned about their child’s future — to make a difference by
spending valuable time with their kids. To set up an appointment
with Lisette Beraja to discuss this and other family-realted issues, call
305.858.7763 or visit BerajaCounseling.com.
32 Scent Healing
Your nose is a highway to your brain, particularly your emotional
centers. Surrounding yourself with the right scents can be a key
element in staying relaxed and stress-free. Here are some products
sure to help keep you smelling happily.
Those plug-in scent diffusers aren’t just
an eyesore — they also tend to be made
in obnoxious, overpowering and obviously
synthetic scents. Aromax diffusers sport
a sleek, modern shape with fresh, natural
aromas; $300, Air-Aroma.com.
Turn yourself into a walking chill-out
machine with Lollia’s Calm Perfume. This
ultra-soothing scent combines hyacinth,
citrus and vetiver for a fresh, mind-clearing
treat to the nose; $144; LolliaLife.com.
Take care of stressed skin and tell your
nose to relax with Natio’s Meditate
Body Butters. Packed with rich natural
oils, they come in a choice of calming
fragrances such as nag champa and
narcissus attar; $10, Natio.com.au.