mental health

How Depression Can Mimic Credit Card Debt and How to Deal Effectively – Parents Article

I have to say that I really like my therapist, and that she gets me and how my mind works, and therapy with her has been so helpful for me. Sometimes, though, she shares an insight with me that speaks to me so well that I feel the need to share it with others. And that happened in our session today. One of the things I struggle with a lot is feeling negatively about myself, and because of that I…

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Be Kind and Feel Better, Research Shows • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Doug Gentile I wanted to take the opportunity here in our blog to share research by our very own Science of Parenting co-founder, Douglas Gentile. Gentile was instrumental in launching ISU Extension and Outreach’s Science of Parenting. In 2011 Science of Parenting began with audio podcasts and a blog, and we have now grown to a one-stop, online source for trustworthy research on popular parenting topics. Gentile and his team recently published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.   Kindness…

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Is family counseling the right choice for you? – Single Mum, Parents Article

There are many instances where family counseling can be incredibly useful. The idea of counsling used to be quite a taboo, but times have changed and nowadays most people recognise that counseling and therapy can be helpful for all of us at one time or another. Where does family counseling fit into this, though? Let’s take a look at when family counseling could be the right choice… What does family counseling do? Family counseling is often used to help a…

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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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Postpartum Psychosis and Me – Gas and Air Blog – Parenting Twins Article

As I lay In my bed one night after our latest discharge from hospital my stomach twisted in knots and as I looked around, the colourful walls caved in on me. I felt a sense of an evil presence and remember thinking ‘That’s it, my life is over ‘. The last few months had been hard. Forrest my 5th child had been born prematurely at 28 weeks at the hospital where I worked as midwife. Seven weeks were spent next…

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Let’s talk about mental health. – Single Mum, Parents Article

I make no secret of the fact I had a whopping great breakdown in 2010. At the time I was working for a financial services company, in a large office. I am sure that I only survived because my manager noticed that I was far from ok, and did his best to help me. Eventually, it was him who told me: Please go to the doctor and get signed off; don’t come back until you are better. I’m fairly sure…

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All in good time – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

It hasn’t been plain sailing in the BSD household recently, and I’m squarely to blame. Youngest cub has made the quantum leap to being potty trained. A real milestone in the transition from toddler to child. I’m ever so proud of him; he even goes to the bathroom standing up, after observing daddy in some uncomfortably candid moments. I was conscious of this milestone as he entered the schooling system last September. His birthday is in late August and he…

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We are making lifestyle changes to achieve our ambitions! – – Parenting Twins Article

Sometimes in life, it’s not enough to just break a habit or two, you need to make long term lifestyle changes to succeed. We are only two months into the new year and already it has been a crazy rollercoaster of a ride. But I have decided it’s time for my luck to change. It’s time to work harder at my ambitions. My book wont write itself. My blogs wont grow by themselves. I’m not going to get sales by…

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5 Life skills; conclusion – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

So to conclude and end this series on 5 life skills, I would like to summarise on my thoughts. Firstly, this was quite a difficult series to write. It taxed my brain to come up with relevant superlatives when describing the skills, as they were quite similar. It was also quite challenging to narrow it down to just 5 skills; let’s face it; we want to teach our children everything. The reason I settled on these 5 is quite vicarious.…

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