Everyone communicates differently, even in families. That’s to be expected, and it doesn’t mean your communication habits and patterns can’t co-exist effectively.
You’ve probably heard of Postpartum Depression (PPD), and you might even be familiar with Postpartum Anxiety. However, fewer people discuss what happens when you’re dealing with anxiety during your pregnancy.
With so many opportunities to criticize yourself and your parenting, it’s important to celebrate the “wins” as well. The small victories can end up making a big difference and will make getting through the difficult times easier.
Whether you're pregnant and thinking of how you’re going to deliver your baby or someone who is looking to adopt, there are plenty of options for becoming a parent nowadays. But it's what you do as a parent that really matters.
It’s not uncommon to feel lonely, isolated, or like you’ve lost a sense of purpose when your last child leaves home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been uniquely challenging for us. That includes how we work, play, and even parent. However, the challenges for blended families during this time are particularly tricky. Even without the pandemic, it isn’t easy bringing two separate families together to form a new unit. Yet, it is [...]
Working from home and parenting has always been a challenge. But now with COVID-19, it’s an even more formidable task to accomplish. Especially since so many people since the start of the pandemic have become newly minted working from home parents. It’s challenging to know what to do and what’s best for [...]
Me. Me. Me. Is that all you hear from your teenager lately? While you want them to have self-confidence and healthy self-esteem, maybe the incessant self-focus your child is displaying is becoming troublesome. And it seems you’re not the only one who has noticed it. Remarks about how spoiled your [...]
Parents often consider their child's transition from childhood to adolescence in one of two ways: excitement or dread. Most often, parents feel a bit of both. In particular, social development in adolescence tends to be a parental concern. And, of course, your child needs to have these experiences so that [...]
Congratulations on your decision for adopting a child! This choice is not typically an easy one—nor should it be. After all, welcoming a new child into your home and life is an important one. Plenty of highs and lows are involved in the adoption journey. Thankfully, support is more abundant [...]