Imagine this scenario: Your hormones are raging, making you feel ready for love. You begin massaging your husband's back and kissing him to signal your desire, but he pulls away. He pats your expanding belly and says, "Let's wait until after the baby is born."
The secret to having kids look
forward to spending time with mom and dad lies in treating
teens as if they are already adults.
Don't forget one simple but important pleasure with your
kids: Playing! Take a breather here and there to monitor your
child's playtime, and make sure there's plenty of unscheduled
time for them to just be a "kid."
As news coverage of the tragedy at Virginia Tech dominates the airwaves, parents may be concerned about the impact on their children.
Have you ever wondered what an expectant dad usually hears
from his male friends? "Buddy, once this baby is born, you can
forget about sex for the next six months." If I were about to
become a father, probably a little unsure about my new role, this
advice would not be particularly comforting. Why do women persist
in thinking that once the baby is born, they will just walk off
into the sunset? And why don't childbirth educators discuss the
importance of "expectations management" and good communications?
Sylvia Brown, author of
The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, explains.
It's easy for parents today to get swept up in their children's lives.