We've all seen the happy child who leans into life, smiling all the way, seemingly without a care in the world. How does this happen? Are they born this way, or can we teach kids ways to optimize their emotional well being? Indeed, some children are born happier. Temperament, driven partially by genetic makeup, can make for an easygoing child. However, genetics account for … [Read more...] about Want a Happy Child? Here are 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Raise Kids Who Love Life
It is often said there’s no greater joy than being a mom. Bringing new life into the world is an amazing thing and nothing compares to the experience of raising a child. As is often the case in life, however, the most satisfying experiences can also be some of the most hard-won. Having a child is no small undertaking. If you’re struggling with conflicted feelings, wondering … [Read more...] about Parental regret: It’s OK to regret becoming a parent
Babies wake frequently at night. It’s how they are made. This creates a true challenge and struggle for the parents who must be up many times per night taking care of their baby. It’s challenging enough to tend to a wakeful baby, let alone do it when you yourself are desperately sleep deprived. It’s hard for any parent to deal with a baby’s sleeplessness, but it can be … [Read more...] about Is it Postpartum Depression (PPD), or is Baby’s Sleep Causing You Stress?
Taking care of a newborn inevitably leads to less sleep which can significantly affect our mental health, but it’s easy for a lack of rest to evolve into postpartum insomnia. Insomnia is a heightened complication in our sleep functioning that may require the help of a medical professional. Juggling the extreme changes your body and mind experience after having … [Read more...] about How to overcome postpartum insomnia
Being a mom for the first time is a scary experience as it is. Add a global pandemic to the mix and you've got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience true terror. While being at home with your child can create amazing opportunities for bonding, it can also be stressful. Here are a few tips and coping tactics to help you juggle self-care and parenting through this … [Read more...] about How to juggle self-care and parenting during quarantine