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Emotion Intelligence, Family, Women

Friday, May 03, 2002


Articles in this issue:

  • Should your children leave the nest?
  • Frequent business trips can stress out your spouse
  • A sneak preview of self-help central

SHOULD YOUR CHILDREN LEAVE THE NEST?

Every parent faces the day when their children are no longer children. They must make their way in the world as adults. Some are off to college, others to travel, others the military, and many straight off to work. Whatever their direction, they are no longer kids. We may think they still need guidance, but they will move into adulthood without looking back. If we haven't prepared them for this move by now, the parents in their lives have little to say anymore about the life paths they will choose.

What about family-owned businesses that want their children to succeed them in managing the business? Preparing children for taking over the family business requires that parents selflessly attend to preparing their children for healthy independent adulthood first. A child who has grown into a self-sufficient, wise and autonomous individual is in a much better position to assume the role of leader. A child who remains subordinate to the parent into his or her 40s can hardly be practiced at autonomy or leadership. Learn more about how to handle this transition and help your children be successful when they leave the nest in my latest “Families in Business” article – click here to read more INSERT HOTLINK.

FREQUENT BUSINESS TRIPS MAY STRESS OUT SPOUSES

New research suggests that when a spouse travels frequently for work, it may take a toll on the mental health of the wife or husband left at home. According to the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, spouses of workers who went on international business trips at least four times a year were more likely than others to file medical insurance claims for mental healthcare. They were particularly likely to have stress-related psychological problems being about three times more likely to be diagnosed with a stress-related disorder than spouses of non-travelers.

The researchers suggest that the stress of planning for a spouse's absence and re-establishing harmony once he or she returns, along with inadequate family time, may help explain their findings. Entrepreneurial families know how challenging it can be to balance work and family responsibilities. Visit my website for practical advice on how to find that balance – www.entrepreneurialcouples.com.

SOURCE: Reuters Health

A SNEAK PREVIEW OF SELF-HELP CENTRAL

I am developing a new website – www.self-helpcentral.com - and I’d like to invite you to a sneak preview. The purpose of the website is to provide reliable self-help information. It can be a daunting task finding quality information and advice. There are thousands of parenting books but you may wonder which one will help me in my particular situation? Which resource do I trust? I think that is why I am constantly being asked by friends and clients to recommend self-help books and wellness products.

The website has been organized by topic. Under each topic you will find practical advice as well as recommended books and products. We have a lot of content to add but we’ve got a good start. You might be interested in taking a look at the following:

Overcoming Depression- http://www.self-helpcentral.com/dashelp/intro.depression.htm
Managing Stress- http://www.self-helpcentral.com/dashelp/intro.stress.htm
Am I a good parent? http://www.self-helpcentral.com/parent/introgoodparent.htm
Guiding a gifted child http://www.self-helpcentral.com/parent/introgiftedchild.htm
Coping with ADD/ADHD http://www.self-helpcentral.com/parent/introadd.htm

I would appreciate your input. If you have any suggestions on additional topics or how to make the site more user friendly please let us know. We’ll keep you posted on our progress. We’ll be adding a section for entrepreneurs soon!

I enjoy getting feedback from readers about this newsletter. Please let me know if you’ve found particular topics we’ve shared to be of help or interest. You can also feel free to recommend topics for future newsletters. I look forward to your input – email me at news@kmarshack.com.

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. For more information on how entrepreneurial couples can make it work at work and at home go to my web site www.entrepreneurialcouples.com. You’ll find exercises, a library of family business articles, on-line consultation and much more. To contact my office call (360) 256-0448 or (503) 222-6678 or email info@kmarshack.com.