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Stumbling After the Pandemic

Be Mindful of Mental Health Perils at the Finish Line Written by guest blogger, husband, and parent Peter Galligan https://www.contena.co/profiles/petergalligan for more articles written by Peter June 22, 2021 Photo by Andrew Neel on Pexels.com [Please note, this article is not intended as individual medical advice] Kelly Obsourne recently disclosed that she had a relapse… Continue reading Stumbling After the Pandemic

Anxiety – Lessons Learned While Being a Mom to a Child with a Disability

  I remember going into my 20-week ultrasound excited and happy to learn more about our baby.  We were going to learn the gender and so much about the future seemed to ride on this revelation.  I didn’t know that there would be another revelation that would determine much more about the future.  During that ultrasound my husband and… Continue reading Anxiety – Lessons Learned While Being a Mom to a Child with a Disability

Depression – Why is this something parents should be thinking about and talking about with their children and teens?

  I know that I sound like a cliché broadcast reporter when I say that things have not been easy this past year.  Broadly speaking, generically connecting to all people, it’s easy to simply say this.  But, for some people, for some families, saying it has not been easy is a gross misrepresentation.  It’s difficult for our society to… Continue reading Depression – Why is this something parents should be thinking about and talking about with their children and teens?

Why Am I Having So Many Power Struggles with My Child Right Now?

If your family is anything like mine, you have seen an increase in power struggles with your kids.  These struggles seem to go on all day long about everything.  Please brush your teeth… “no.”  Please eat your lunch… “not gonna happen.”  Please play all day in your p.j’s while eating chocolate and ice cream… “I don’t want to.”  Wait, what?  Are… Continue reading Why Am I Having So Many Power Struggles with My Child Right Now?