Feeling stressed just thinking about all the things that you need to accomplish over the next few weeks? You're certainly in good company. The holidays are a major source of stress for many people -- and for good reason, too.
Holidays and Celebrations
As we brave the holiday shopping crowds -- trying ot decide whether to give Barney or Big Bird, action figures or dolls -- one can wonder about the tru gifts of parenting.
The holidays are not only notorious for long lines, major traffic, and familial tiffs, but also with super-rich foods, overindulgence, and lower activity levels. The latter adds up and becomes part of what we all dread: holiday weight gain. So what to do?
A few safety tips can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists...
There is no simple solution for decreasing the emotional pain of child loss, especially during a holiday such as Mother's Day that is specifically designed to honor mothers. A mother can, however, make some preparations for that day in an attempt to work through her grief rather than facing this holiday with an anticipated dread.
Probably the single most difficult thing to face is the reality that your child will not physically be with you during the holiday. Because the word holiday reminds us of such things as parties, family gatherings, and festive occasions
Losing a child changes everything about how a family thinks, sees, tastes, touches, and feels life. Traditions and times of family fun that once seemed so routine, now feel oddly painful and lonely. Families often find themselves seeking ways to get through the holidays...
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.
Looking for a special way to say "I Love You" to your child this Valentine's Day? Here are some ideas!