Anxiety

It’s a fight – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Life is a permanent fight for survival. That applies to plants. It applies to humans. It applies to me. It probably applies to you. For me it’s a fight on many fronts Depression Grief Isolation School Government Health Providers Finances Stereotyping Body Tiredness Workload With myself It’s never ending. As much as you try you can never apparently win. Often your best hope is to just keep in the game. Survive another day. But the key is to try and…

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Yoga is not good for you – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing. My new Yoga dvd arrived yesterday . So I eagerly tried to open it so I could see my stress levels tumble off me. Unfortunately it had been cellophane wrapped by Superman. Eventually I managed to slice open the wrapping and my thumb with the kitchen knife. Good start to my yoga career. After applying plaster to cut thumb put yoga dvd into player and get an error message. Invalid dvd region…

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Yoga is not good for you – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing. My new Yoga dvd arrived yesterday . So I eagerly tried to open it so I could see my stress levels tumble off me. Unfortunately it had been cellophane wrapped by Superman. Eventually I managed to slice open the wrapping and my thumb with the kitchen knife. Good start to my yoga career. After applying plaster to cut thumb put yoga dvd into player and get an error message. Invalid dvd region…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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“Reviving Ophelia”: Saving Adolescent Girls…Again – Parents Article

Source: Rahmani-Kresna/Unsplash We still live in what clinical psychologist Mary Pipher called “a girl-poisoning culture” in the 1990s when her book Reviving Ophelia stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for three years. Defining cultural elements have changed, and the updated 25th Anniversary edition addresses the challenges this generation of parents and their adolescent girls face. Young girls are lonelier in spite of and because of social media, and many of their difficulties are distinctively different from the drug culture…

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Dilemmas – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The world is full of dilemmas and seemingly perplexing questions. Sleep on your back or front Tea or Coffee Is Trump a criminal or political hero To help the injured bird or leave it for the hungry predator Football or Soccer Is Brexit a good thing or stupid Sunsets or Sunrises Tomato Ketchup or Mayonnaise on Fries Captain America or Ironman Toblerone – best chocolate ever or a chocolate designed to do damage to the top of your mouth on…

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Still no coffee. – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s been one of THOSE days AGAIN….. I opened the curtains to be blessed with the site of bird poo on the window. When I say bird poo given the volume of the dropping I suspect it was a Pterodactyl. I opened up the next curtain to be blessed with a view of our lawn. Overnight we seem to have acquired 8 mole hills Our mole is back and happily digging up the lawn. Strangely it’s always in parts of…

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My Secret to Conquering Social Anxiety: Being Social – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/HBO) Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Jenee Day. Jenee is a long-time anxiety sufferer who now shares her experiences in an effort to help others via her podcast, YouTube channel, and through her coaching and writing. Jenee is the author of “Fear Itself: How Battling Anxiety Brought Me Inner Peace.” The Fear Itself podcast is also available on most podcast platforms. … Nope. No way. Definitely not. There was no way I was…

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10 Ways to Be a Happier Mother – Parents Article

Source: Magdelana-Smolnika/Unsplash One of my step-daughters is and has been my role model for how to live and more specifically, how to be a mother. She raised her children in an easy-going manner: her parenting style is high on humor, but low on perfection and the overachievement-geared forces that drive parents today. And, she’s happy. Whenever I ask her how she did it, she shrugs her shoulders. It’s as if to say that she’s like all other mothers. But most…

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