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Why Your Child May Be At Risk Of Addiction

Being a parent means spending a great deal of your time worrying about your children and second-guessing the choices you’ve made in guiding them. It just comes with the territory. You never stop worrying about your kid’s mental and physical well-being – whether they’re 3, 13, or 30 and every mistake they make along their journey becomes OUR mistake because ...

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Stop Tell Me To Have Another Kid

Not even a month after having my son, my mother casually asked me when I was planning on giving him a sibling. Up to that point, I probably hadn’t slept a full night since giving birth.My body still felt like the remains of a battlefield, post-war – nothing left but a reminder of the trauma my uterus had been through, ...

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Toddlers: The Real Masters Of Gaslighting

I have a confession to make. For the last year or so of my life, I’ve been mentally and emotionally abused by a man I love. The first two years our relationship were great – blissful and full of love and admiration. Then, something changed, almost out of nowhere. Suddenly, the man I loved was criticizing my every move, bursting ...

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Corporal Punishment is Not Necessarily Abuse And Here’s Why

A facebook status recently went viral where a mom found out her daughter (no age mentioned but based on the context I’m going to guess about middle-school age) was physically and verbally abusing a classmate. Upon learning the news, the mom “whooped her daughter’s butt” (again, I’m not exactly sure on what that entailed) and then mama bear marched her ...

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Is Marriage Worth It In Today’s World?

You know when your parents used to implore, “If all your friends were jumping off a bridge, would you?” Apparently, the correct answer was no… unless you were talking about marriage. Then it became, “If all of your friends are settling down and getting married, why aren’t you?” Suddenly, that foreboding “bridge” everyone was jumping off of morphed into a ...

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A Message To My Son

I went in to check on you tonight… You had fallen asleep again with one leg dangling off the bed and your sippy cup cradled in your little hands — as though you feared someone might take it in the dead of night. As I tiptoed out of your room, I saw your little sneakers haphazardly strewn by the door, ...

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Virtual Autism: What You Need To Know

Society as we know it (or at least USED TO know it) has changed at rapid speeds over the last few decades. This is largely due to technological advances and how they have integrated into virtually every aspect of our lives. Technology has played an integral role in shaping how we view and interact with the world around us. It ...

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Are We Diagnosing ADHD Too Young?

I was at my therapist’s office the other day (Why? Because it’s 2019 and doesn’t everybody have a psychiatrist or psychologist?) and as my doctor and I were closing the end of our session, he asked a final question. This man has been my therapist for a while now and knows basic details about me like where I’m from, that ...

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When You Have Nothing In Common With Your Child

Ideally, parents want their children to be similar (if not better) versions of themselves. We’ve “been around the block” so to speak and have learned a lot of lessons, developed a lot of characteristics and acquired a lot of hobbies and skills that we want to pass on to our offspring. We do this not just because we think we ...

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Stop Intervening In Your Kids’ Altercations

A typical play date or day at the playground with my 3-year-old usually transpires something like this: My son finds a kid near his own age to play with. The two toddlers (being largely unaware of their physical prowess and equally stubbornness) end up getting into a tiff regarding whose turn it is to go on the slide or who ...

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