So, Have You Thought About Meds For These Times? – Parents Article

Ok, let’s do some real talk here.I’m on psychiatric meds. Have been for a few years now. Two different ones. And they make my life so much better.Like night and day better. Like I forget a dose one time and I totally regret it, because I see how much better it makes my life. Like they work for me so well, that my life is so completely different, that I don’t ever want to go off of them. It’s like…

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The Horrors Of Cutting – Five Reasons Teenagers Cut Themselves – Single Dad, Parents Article

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain I remember the first time I saw anyone who cut themselves.  Of course, I had seen TV shows and other films talk about teens doing harm to themselves.  Even committing suicide.  Cutting one’s self seemed stranger to me than suicide.  More foreign to me than committing suicide.  Suicide felt like it had…

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After trauma, parents need space to ‘fall apart emotionally’ ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

By Louise KinrossSay the word ‘trauma’ among parents of kids with complex medical problems and disabilities, and the floodgates open. Maybe their child is medically fragile, and they run a mini-ICU at home, constantly ruminating over how to prevent the next crisis. Maybe their child is losing skills over time. Maybe they’re tired of fighting—at school, with doctors—for what their child needs. Maybe as their peers become empty nesters, supports for their adult child vanish, and their caregiving role ramps…

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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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The Right Questions – Foster Parents Article

I recently attended a medical check up with my husband (I’ll just pause here for a moment to relish the use of that word!). He was updating his nurse about a symptom which he described using a layman’s term that I thought was pretty descriptive, as well as accurate. Nonetheless, the nurse asked numerous questions about his symptom and, in the end, determined that the word he had used was quite wrong, and it was actually something else entirely. This…

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I’ve been on a blogging sabbatical, or something like that – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’ve been on a blogging sabbatical, or at least that’s what I am telling you all.  The other night when I published the blog post about my crush on a French man I looked back at the previous post and realised that it has been a month, yes a whole month, since I had posted it. Gone are the days when I would post 4 times a week, when words would flow out of me like tears. Often, to be…

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Therapy Burnout… – The Green Eyed Lady Blog – Parents Article

Please follow and like us: **Written on March 8, 2018** Thursday afternoon, our day for speech therapy. This is the therapy that we go to as a family, today we arrived early and sat in the parking lot for a little bit until it was time to go in. I turn to Darrick and said I think we have “Therapy Burnout”…him being positive looks at me and says it’s probably because we have a lot going on right now, we…

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day – Parents Article

Children’s Grief Awareness Day As the winter holidays are about to kick-off in the United States, we take pause to recognize children’s grief. Children are not little adults, and this couldn’t be more true than when it comes to grieving. Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day set aside to recognize the painful impact of grief in the life of children.  Having worked with thousands of grieving children through the years, I can certainly attest to the reality of…

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7 Benefits of Massage – Single Dads are Cool – Single Dad, Parents Article

“I’m not having some stranger rub my naked body for an hour. That’s just weird!” This was my response to a work colleague over a decade ago when she was trying to convince me that I needed to start getting massages as it would help “relieve my stress”. I wasn’t stressed. My body felt fine and I was in good shape. I didn’t need a massage. And, I couldn’t imagine anyone touching me that way. But like the old saying…

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