Category Archives: Parenting

What to do if someone you love self-harms.

Not a week goes by that a therapist doesn’t hear about a client or a client’s friend self-harming. This is particularly true Continue reading

Tips to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

tanya thinking out loudIt was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining as it has a habit of doing on most days in central Texas.  Except for the lice-outbreak that we were dealing with (ugh!), life was pretty great.  Continue reading

Hate being a stay-at-home Mom? You’re not alone

“I’m going to say something now and you’ll think I’m terrible: I hate being a stay-at-home mom”.

This lovely woman’s words inspired this Mother’s Day post.

It’s not the first time either of us have heard these – or similar – words spoken. Continue reading

How to talk with kids about ‘sticky’ (tricky) things

sticky questionsIf you’re a parent, you’ve been there. Minding your own business, and out of nowhere one of the kids comes up and asks a ‘sticky’ question. You know the kind of question. The one that doesn’t have a simple answer. At all. Like when my four year old first asked “Where do babies come from?” big, innocent eyes peering at me over the top of my teacup.

Gulp. Continue reading

Are you a good enough mother?

Ah, Mothers Day – a day to celebrate all that is Mother (or Mom,  Mommy, Mama, Mam, Mum, or “Hey You!!” – depending on how your offspring refer to you).

We all know that parenting is one of the most demanding and difficult jobs there are – and there’s no training! (What’s that about?!).   Continue reading

Thinking Out Loud: Teaching Children a Healthy Body Image When You Struggle With Your Own.

tanya thinking out loudI can remember it as clearly as if it happened yesterday. We’re sitting in a pub – my parents and I. My guess is that I was nine maybe ten years old.  But while I’m sitting there drinking my ‘soft drink’ (soda as my fellow US dwellers might call it), the issue of weight comes up. Again. Continue reading

Nurturing a healthy body image in young children

It is possible to nurture a healthy body image in our children!

How? By having (or developing) a healthy body image ourselves.

Let’s explain. Continue reading