Category Archives: Parenting

Being a new mother

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Being a new mother and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be challenging at times. Let us not forget, there is also time to allocate for studies (if you’re taking any sort of classes for training/school), and spending quality time …

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Individuation from Family of Origin

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Families build their own systems with customs, values, beliefs, implicit and explicit rules, as well as, perceived acceptable/unacceptable behaviors. We develop within this culture, adapt to, as well as, adopt these family system dynamics. When we leave our family of …

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Family Life Cycle Transition Issues

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Whether you start a new job, have a new baby, start college, get married, or begin your retirement and any new phase of life, there will naturally be an increase of stress(eustress/distress). Most problems typically occur at the transitional points …

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Reasons to avoid hitting your children

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All children need boundaries and rules. Boundaries help children feel safe to navigate the world in their development. There is a misconception that hitting is the only way children learn to follow the rules. However, boundaries can be taught and …

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