Scared To Be A Grandma

Shoshana Bennett

Scared To Be A Grandma

As I rounded the corner of Mariposa and Puerta, walking toward me was yet another “I Love Being A Grandma!” T-shirt. I smiled, but passed her quickly, not wanting to make conversation. The retirement community where I live is, of course, packed with grandparents. When meeting someone for the first time, the opening chat often …

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How to Hang onto Your Friends After Nov. 8…

Unless you’re really careful, it’s easy to get sucked into the November election frenzy — and maybe you’re already caught up in the whirlwind. We humans love emotion and drama — that’s partly why we go to movies and sports events, read books, and watch reality TV.

The Right Therapist for Perinatal Emotional Challenges

Don’t settle for the wrong therapist! It sounds so obvious, but this phenomenon happens much too often. My colleagues and I have seen it throughout the years, and it’s quite unfortunate. When Mom or Dad with postpartum depression (PPD) settles for an inexperienced and under educated professional – just because the therapist is covered under their insurance — the whole family suffers. It’s never worth it.

The 2016 INA Conference

At this point in my career, I pick and choose carefully which projects I take on. Training is one of my favorite activities, and I especially enjoy speaking at conferences for engaged, eager audiences. The INA (International Nanny Association) conference has always been one I love! I’ll be in D.C. training these wonderful folks again in May 2016 and I thought you’d like to know about it.

Dark Side of The Full Moon

Dark Side of The Full Moon is creating a powerful tidal wave of support for the mental health of parents. This wonderful film is the first to explicitly illustrate the barriers to treatment for suffering new moms in the U.S. Shocking and moving stories depict many of the difficulties and consequences faced by women and their partners who don’t receive the help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders they so desperately need and deserve.

5 “Dirty” Words That All Parents Should Say A LOT

Ignore the hype about forbidden words you shouldn’t be using.

Back then, a parent who didn’t set firm rules or discipline their kids when they acted out was considered irresponsible. Nowadays, you can’t reprimand your kids without getting criticized.

Help Partner with Grief

6 Important Ways To Help Your Partner Cope With Grief

These six guidelines to helping your significant other mourn a loss can make a big difference.

When your partner suffers a major loss, it is an opportunity for the two of you to grow closer, whether the relationship is new or well-seasoned. However, if handled insensitively (no matter how well-intentioned), the opposite can easily occur, and a wedge between you will grow instead.

Telling Your Husband You Have Breast Cancer

How do you break the news to your husband as you’re dealing with your own emotions?

Telling your loved ones of your recent diagnosis of cancer is difficult. Having been in this scenario quite recently, I can tell you from the inside out—it is a challenge. First, you’re dealing with your own emotions about the diagnosis. Second, it’s hard not to try and take care of and feel responsible for your spouse’s reaction.

Abandonment Issues: How Are They Affecting Your Love Life?

You accept the love you think you deserve.

Abandonment issues can certainly appear after we’re grown—contrary to popular assumption, they’re not always caused during infancy or early childhood. Still, whenever the problem begins, you can be assured that these issues can be completely overcome and need not stand in the way of having a healthy, satisfying relationship.

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