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5 Little Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health

From the “emotional volcano” method to a children’s book about mindfulness. By Taylor Pittman 10/12/2018 02:31pm ET | Updated October 12, 2018 https://www.huffpost.com    HERO IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Mental health isn’t something only adults should prioritize. Here’s how to talk to your kids about taking care of their minds just as much as their bodies. When children scrape their knees, they know it’s an injury that needs to be treated. But when they suffer from something mentally, they might not know it’s just as important to have their minds cared for too. Maintaining good mental health should be considered a lesson not only…

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Self-Care Prescription: Parenting Drains Your Brain Power

SOURCE: https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/health/wellness/expert-say-take-time-for-yourself-mom-a00026-20180213?ref=home_feed_1 Kids always come first, right? So when contributing writer and dad Steve Calechman, who has a 6- and 3-year-old, was asked by his doctor what he did for fun, he answered with a laugh. His life was so overtaken by his children that he had trouble fitting in time for himself.  “I know that I should squeeze in something like listening to music, reading, or doing nothing. It just never tops the priority list. I feel guilty spending time or money on anything that isn’t family-related,” he wrote in an article for Harvard Health. Most, if not all, parents are in the same boat…

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Loneliness in New Moms: It Is Real and Overwhelming

New moms do so much to prepare for the coming of their bundle of joy. They have multiple appointments with several doctors, read books and take classes on parenting, buy new furniture and clothes for the baby, financially prepare for all the expenses, and so much more.  What few women are prepared for, however, is the loneliness that comes with motherhood, said licensed psychologist Guy Winch, Ph.D., in an article for Psychology Today. “While new mothers might feel extremely connected to their newborn, they often feel extremely disconnected from everyone else — including their spouse.” Loneliness, which can already be so overwhelming, can be further…

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