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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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How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? – Parents Article

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their emotions; illnesses pass—constant stress can take its toll on us as parents. It’s important to know some…

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Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health – Parents Article

Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health Self-care is a buzzword we hear a lot in the media these days—especially in parenting articles and social media. As our world gets more hurried and chaotic, medical professionals and parenting educators are encouraging parents to take care of themselves just as much as they care for their children. But what is self-care and why is so important for us parents? In this Triple P post, we examine what happens when we…

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“I’m Happy AND I’m Sad”: Toddlers and “Mixed-Together” Feelings – Parents Article

    Down comes 2 1/2 year old Sasha’s foot in the mud puddle. She squeals in delight as the water splashes up her leg. Sasha repeats this over and over, only stopping when she excitedly notices a worm in another puddle. A most magical aspect of caring for my children as toddlers (and later my young grandchildren) was their constant inspiration for me to be 100% present.  Oh, the delight of being in the here and now! Here’s another…

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Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Family – Parents Article

Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Family Why is it that our favorite TV shows and movies love to portray Mother’s Day as this glorious day where moms get to sleep in, eat breakfast in bed, and are showered with gifts and affection? The reality is that you’ve already been up since 5 AM with a sleepless newborn, your toddler needs his 300th cup of milk, and your 10-year old insists that 8 AM is the perfect time of day to make…

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Children Are Important – Ways To Show Them – Parents Article

Children Are Important – Ways To Show Them As parents, we can all agree that our children are important. But when the day is filled with school drop-off and pick-up, trips to the store, soccer practice, play dates, cleaning, mealtime, and loads more, it can sometimes feel like a challenge to be mindful in our actions to make sure our children feel important. The good news is that you are most likely already doing many things throughout your day to let your…

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Exercise A Great Family Connector, Stress Fighter – Parents Article

Warmup provided by Jazzercise Eugene at last year’s Mother’s Day 5K. Exercise a Great Family Connector, Stress Fighter This article appeared in the April 29, 2019 edition of the Register-Guard. Let’s be honest. Pregnancy is hard on the body and postpartum hormones are hard on the mind. As we try to navigate these changes, we are also charged with caring for a newborn baby, sleep deprivation, and all the other demands of being a parent. How can we continue to…

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Spring Into STEAM – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Spring Into STEAM As your child gets to be preschool and kindergarten age, you might hear a lot of talk about the importance of STEAM, or its earlier version STEM. STEAM is an acronym for: Science Technology Engineering Art Math STEAM (and STEM) is a way for educators and parents to help children combine different areas of knowledge and learning: Science: a way of observing the world around you; making guesses, asking questions and drawing conclusions about how things work.…

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Utilize and Support Area’s Programs Fighting Abuse – Parents Article

What if we knew how to create healthy families, improve health, build thriving communities and reduce problems like child abuse, neglect, substance abuse, obesity, and even cancer? Wouldn’t we do those things? What if you heard that we already know what we need to do in order to create thriving families and communities? That what it takes is available at an incredible cost-savings for our community, compared to doing nothing? Wouldn’t you want to take advantage and urge our policy-makers to adopt these…

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