Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Reasons Behind Giving A Child Up For Adoption

Photo:Royalty-free/Ivette Ferrero

Photo:Royalty-free/Ivette Ferrero

Here’s a guest post from Helen Philips, who counsels birth mothers about the issues involved in giving a baby up for adoption. As she says, it;s easy to be judgmental, but we can’t know what it’s like to need to make such a profound decision, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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Get your kids gardening!

This is a guest post from a friend of mine across the pond who loves to garden as much as I do!  My son, now 19, grew up gardening with me. His first experience gardening was planting foxglove and basil seeds with me in egg cartons in the living room! And together, we planted over 300 daffodil bulbs on our former residence in Budd Lake, New Jersey.

Enjoy gardening with your children where we finally get some spring here in the northeast US! Here are some tips from Karen!

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Positive psychology coping skill: Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness is a positive psychology coping skill. When developed, mindfulness helps you let go of judgments, be in the present moment and feel less anxious and depressed about what may or may not happen.

Mindfulness doesn’t mean meditating 20 – 40 minutes a day. That’s a bigger commitment than most people I know are willing (or able!) to make! Mindfulness doesn’t need to be an overwhelming prospect! Even small changes can positively impact your internal emotional well-being and how you relate to external events!

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A First-Time Dad’s Promise to His Unborn Son

A guest post from Lee Becker, a father waiting for his son to be born. Very sweet!

Hey Sport,

I can hardly contain my excitement as I anxiously await your arrival tomorrow! After so many months of planning for you and talking about you with your mother, you are finally going to be here. And, Mom and I are finally going to become parents – a dream we have shared since we were married five years ago. I am writing this to you because I want you to someday be able to look back and read it, and know exactly what I was thinking on the eve of your birth.

I Promise to Always Keep You Safe

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Five Sweet Ideas for Remembering Someone You Love

You hopefully have plenty of lovely people in your life. Friends and family can be an amazing support network when it comes to dealing with tough times and sharing the joy of the good times.

Valentine's Day Assortment

It is important that you occasionally remember your loved ones and let them know how much they mean for you.

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They need you: Taking care of your other children while you’re pregnant

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(istock/xua)

There are few experiences more exciting or exhausting than being pregnant…especially when you have other children already asking for your energy and attention. Balancing morning- sickness, doctor’s appointments, and caring for your own needs and the needs of several small children can at times seem impossible. How do you give your children the time and attention they need when you’re too tired or sick to get out of bed?

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SLEEP AND BABIES AND CHILDREN: Third most asked question

SLEEP AND BABIES AND CHILDREN???

SLEEP! is one of the top questions I'm asked about in my practice! (Istock:dlinca)

SLEEP! is one of the top questions I’m asked about in my practice! (Istock:dlinca)

is the third most asked about subject parents ask me about in my practice, behind question one –  What is the effect of divorce on children? and question two – How to help children cope with anxiety!

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A Dad’s Postnatal Desperation: Perspectives on Attachment & Resiliency from a Recovering Psychoanalyst

Dr. Good-un-ov’s Guide to Attachment

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Istock/gabyjallbert

Do you ever wonder why we are all so “attached” to the idea of “attachment?”  I do.

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Prenatal Education Event at Montclair University

Photo:Royalty-free/Ivette Ferrero

Photo:Royalty-free/Ivette Ferrero

Northern New Jersey Free Event:

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Julie Ryan Gerland: World Organization of Prenatal Associations

Julie Gerland: Author, educator, UN Consultant, Prenatal Initiatives

Julie Gerland: Author, educator, UN Consultant, Prenatal Initiatives

Biography:    Julie Gerland is the Chief United Nations Representative for the World Organisation of Prenatal Education Associations (OMAEP) an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN/ECOSOC. She is a pioneer, co-author, international lecturer and advocate in the field of very early parenting from pre-conception to the first year after birth. Julie founded the Holistic Parenting Program: Preconception to Birth & Beyond, a program for parents and professionals. She is a trainer in the world reknown HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method natural childbirth education and has received several awards including an Hononary Doctorate in Holistic Medicines from the Noble International University. Reach her at julie@suryoma.com or julie@omaep.com

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