First Day of School: Separation Anxiety
It’s the start of another school year, and families everywhere are approaching an important milestone – leaving their child with another caregiver. Although, this is an exciting time, it can also be an anxiety-provoking time for you and your child. Maybe it’s the first time you are leaving them at daycare or their first day […]
Marry Someone You Like
Many people usually marry because of love. Love is a very powerful emotion. It has been equated to a drug in many instances. Many divorces happen because love simmers over time. People move from being ‘in love’ to just loving as time passes. That puppy love feeling of butterflies and giggles fades and as time […]
Faith Out The Window
A small boy was on a bus on his way home from Sunday school. The day was warm. The windows were open. The boy had received a motto on a card, “Have Faith in God.” As the wind swept through the bus, his card went flying out the window. He shouted, “Stop the Bus! My […]
The sun is out, and the weather is screaming summer time! Sun exposure is said to positively influence mental health. Sunlight is a natural remedy that increases the production of serotonin (the anti-depressant hormone). Sunlight, in moderation of course, is known to soothe and improve mood and decrease stress. Put on your sunscreen and take […]
Is It Stress or Depression!!!
I recently attended a depression seminar. One of the ladies in the audience posed the question,:”how do you know if it is just stress or if it is really depression?” I was sitting there thinking how insightful. Why, because stress and depression have very similar symptoms. Both can cause changes in eating and sleeping habits […]
Does My Child Have ADHD?
We live in a society that places an emphasis on diagnosing and prescribing medications for what is considered “not normal”. The real question we should be asking is: what is normal? How does one define normalcy? Is anyone considered “normal”? If so, I would love to meet them one day. The ones that hurt the […]
Toileting for Toddlers
Parents are in a hurry! Children are not! Parents are tired of changing and buying diapers and asking themselves, “When can I start potty-training?” Toileting can be frustrating! Frustration can lead to wanting to pull your hair out, bribe your child, and even spank your child into submission. Toileting is the last thing your child […]