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Posts Tagged ‘Motherhood’

Is Your Kid “Looping” On a Negative Thought?

As a family therapist, I often hear parents complain of a child who cannot move beyond an interaction, incident or situation, even when it has been addressed. In fact, the parent may have already listened, empathized with the emotion, and talked the issue out. An apology happened. Reassurance was provided. However, the child just cannot…

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Convey Hope for Children in Challenging Political Times

As parents and those who work with or care for children, we can agree that children should not be exposed to all adult conversations. Most adults try not to swear in front of kids or discuss parenting topics that could alarm or cause misunderstanding. The developing brain is not cognitively mature. Therefore, kids cannot understand…

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The Dark Side of Motherhood: It Does Get Better

When I was pregnant with my son, I was was incredibly anxious during the entire pregnancy.  I had miscarried before and was so worried that my heart would be broken again that I was on constant alert.  I felt that if he was born, I would do everything in my power be a good mother.…

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Motherhood as a Rite of Passage

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh Look I remember when I was a brand new first-time mom, like four days brand new, and went to a new mom group. I was in…

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Autism, Motherhood and First Rejections

And maybe this is why autism scares people so much: the loneliness of an autistic life points to that thing we are all trying to avoid, escape, deny, shove back down—our own core aloneness. Our fear of feeling lonely, and all the things that lonely means: unacceptable, unlikable, unloved.

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Parenting Is Not the Hardest Job in the World

Parenting or Motherhood, to be exact, is not the hardest job in the world because IT IS NOT A JOB AT ALL.  I wonder sometimes if “JOB” helps parents feel valued by the workforce. Or maybe because relating with a child is hard to stomach so by calling it a job we get some reprieve…

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