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5 Ways To Take Care Of YOU During The Holidays

5 Ways To Take Care Of YOU During The Holidays

Having a few effective self-care strategies can help you keep holiday-related stress to a minimum and, more importantly, help you enjoy the things about the holidays that you really love and cherish.
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5 Habits for a More Mindful, Healthy Approach to Life

5 Habits for a More Mindful, Healthy Approach to Life

Confession: I am starting to feel stressed out by the relentless calls for “mindfulness” in my life. Yet we all need something — whatever we want to call it — to keep ourselves focused, productive, and, yes, happy, in our roles as parents.
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How Self-Care Can Make You a Better Parent

How Self-Care Can Make You a Better Parent

How do you keep the effects of stress at bay so you can be a better, healthier parent? One of the best ways to manage stress is to make self-care a priority.
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Feeling Gratitude in a Valley of Shadows: What one mother has gained from her son's serious mental illness

Feeling Gratitude in a Valley of Shadows: What one mother has gained from her son's serious mental illness

For many lonely, exhausting years while my child was desperately ill, I struggled to feel grateful for anything as I drove from one specialist to another. I came across some positive psychology research almost by chance.
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Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn in parenting a child with mental illness is that it’s okay to doubt myself—and even more importantly, it’s also okay to trust myself too.
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time for you: five new years resolutions for a happy, healthy new year

time for you: five new years resolutions for a happy, healthy new year

Parenting a child who has mental illness means that your life doesn’t look like everyone else’s—and it doesn’t have to. This year, while everyone else is heading to the gym again, resolve to care for yourself, just as much as you care for your children.
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feeling thankful in the midst of challenges

feeling thankful in the midst of challenges

Since my children were young, we’ve practiced the same Thanksgiving tradition. During the first week of November, we sit down together and make our “Thankful Turkeys.” Some years, this activity is harder than other years.
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strength amid the stress: nurturing yourself and your spouse

strength amid the stress: nurturing yourself and your spouse

As important as it is to ensure your child gets the care he or she needs, it is also important that your spouse and your relationship get the attention both need in order to thrive.
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