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Attention seeking behaviour comes in many forms. Some behaviours are healthy such as asking if someone has time to talk, asking a friend to play, or waving to a parent from across the room. Other forms of attention seeking behaviour are not as healthy. In kids we...
Not Feeling Like Yourself After Having a Baby? 7 Myths and Truths You Need To Know About Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.
1 in every 7 women will struggle with feelings of postpartum depression or anxiety (PPD/PPA). If you are one of these women, you likely don't feel like yourself anymore. PPD/PPA is incredibly difficult to deal with, and often times goes undiagnosed and untreated....
This article outlines the PAUSE method for coping with anxiety in childhood. Help your child with their big feelings here!
Should I Use a Time-out To Discipline My Child?
As a counsellor, one of the most common questions I get about discipline and toddlers is: “Should I use a time-out to change my toddlers behaviour?”
Using time-outs is a strategy that parents have used for years! It is much more gentle than physical punishment such as spanking. But the question remains: Do time-outs work?
When you are weaning your baby, there are dramatic shifts in your hormones that can cause you to feel similar to how you did when your milk first came in. You may feel weepy, tired, anxious or like you have the baby blues again. This period of emotional change is something that often takes moms by surprise. Learn more about weaning breastfed babies in this article!
These four steps can be a very effective and simple way to teach your child not only to understand the word “no,” but to also learn a new skill at the same time! When we say “no” to our child, it is important to show them what “yes” is at the same time. We want them to learn new appropriate things they can do when they are tempted to do the “no” behaviour. Here are some examples that tie this together:
Grief provides no direction to help reconstruct life once pregnancy or infant loss enters and dismantles your plans for parenthood. There is no standard guide to grieve such a deep, extensive hurt. Losing your beloved baby impacts the family unit. Mothers, fathers, spouses, partners, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins feel the impact of loss. Still, each person will experience grief uniquely. This is an important fact to remember but easily overlooked.
The following considerations may aid you in managing your own grief, as well as respecting your loved ones’ grief journeys.
As the peaceful parenting movement grows, there is something you need to know. Your kids don’t need the perfect parent, they need you. In true peaceful parenting there is room for you to sometimes get things all wrong, for you to sometimes loose it, and sometimes not be peaceful. There is room for giving yourself grace. True peaceful parenting isn’t about getting it right all the time, it is about showing up.
Can You Recover From Postpartum Anxiety? This is one of the most common questions that I get as a counsellor who works with perinatal moms. When you are living with anxiety day in and day out, it can feel like “this is just life now.” It feels like anxiety has become our new normal and we will continue to feel this way no matter what we do. This feeling of “I’ve always been anxious, so I will always continue to be anxious” plagues so many people and can feel extremely discouraging. So the question remains, can you overcome anxiety? The answer to this question isn’t as simple as yes or no.