Conventional medicine is great for things like stitching up our daughter's hand the time she accidentally cut it open with a steak knife. But when it comes to more subtle, "systemic" matters like preventing colds or recovering quickly if you still get one...
Baby and Beyond
Everyone experiences "ups" and "downs" in their lives but when the "down" times last for more than a few weeks and you have difficulty functioning in your daily life, maybe something else is going on. Perhaps Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is affecting you.
All of us could probably get better at empathy, but men in particular tend to be raised in our society to focus on facts and solutions rather than feelings and relationships. If approached with respect (and some empathy as well), many fathers welcome a gentle suggestion about what to actually do in order to be more empathic.
For people with eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, scratching won't make the itch go away. In fact, it will only perpetuate the red, itchy, flaky skin caused by eczema. But try telling that to a kid.
On September 18 I gave birth to my first daughter. For 9 days she graced us with her presence. This is our story...
Many fathers, however, have experienced the devastation of losing a child, and there seems to be an almost non-existent recognition of the fact that fathers suffer from feelings of lost dreams, loneliness, failure, and loss of identity when a child has died.
Grief is a tricky thing. It can wreak havoc on your emotions, especially in the first year following the death of a child. A parent can think that progress in healing is finally being made, and then something as unexpected triggers feelings of grief as strong as if the loss took place yesterday.
For most people, initiating a conversation with the bereaved is one of the scariest, most intimidating, most anxiety-producing tasks they could think of. So scary that most people don't do it, or they do it so badly they swear they never will again. But...
While family may put up with temper tantrums, kids find the outside world less forgiving; they need to be able to control their tempers so they can relate well to their peers, teachers and the other adults in his life.
Looking for a special way to say "I Love You" to your child this Valentine's Day? Here are some ideas!