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The Caretaker

Balancing the Caretaker

Much has been said about the need for self-care and I know, as a mother of four, that good advice about self-care often goes in one ear and out the other. It’s not that you don’t care about yourself but you love your family, feel responsible and there just doesn’t seem enough time in the week.

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Why Time Outs Are Good For Parents, Too

Why Time Outs Are Good For Parents, Too

Everyone gets frustrated sometimes, there’s no use arguing that fact. When children start to spiral out of control, one of our jobs as parents is to help them calm down—even if their frustration is aimed at us. But what happens when we get frustrated with them? When we are the ones starting to spiral out of control?

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Parent Well-Being = Child Well-Being

Parent Well-Being = Child Well-Being

In young families, parenting is a full-time job, both exhilarating and exhausting. Parents of young children often have other work, family and community responsibilities as well. “So,” you might ask, “how is it possible for parents, who are often filling the equivalent of two full time jobs, to take good care of themselves?”

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Your Family's 9 Paths Through Grief

Your Family’s 9 Paths Through Grief

I have written the following article for grieving parents and children to ease the journey through their darkest hour. In the turmoil of grief, parents often worry about how best to support their children and children often worry about causing further upset to their parents. All people are different and each grief has unique qualities so, in truth, there is no “right” way to grieve. However, by calling upon strengths and exploring new ones, parents can offer their children opportunities to grieve in ways that leverage their preferred way of being in the world.

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