When babies reject moms, it almost feels like a betrayal. The feeling of somehow having failed or inadequate slowly creeps in and begins to take hold. Somedays it gets unbearable and a breakdown is the only release. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Birth plan illusion
I love the concept of birth plan. It allows you to imagine the perfect birth as you envision it. It helps weigh your options, ensures everybody is on the same page. There is no ambiguity. It feels like you are in control. As with anything in life, control is an illusion. The reality is youContinue reading “Birth plan illusion”
5 steps to resolve fights
As parents, it is imperative that we stay calm during fights. Think of it as going to your safe room in your mind when hit with the emotional storm. You wait out the storm, assess the damage and repair with the best means available to you. What you don’t do is stand unguarded in the storm and let yourself be carried away too.
When Children Provoke
People provoke. They utter statements meant to touch a raw nerve, to inflict hurt, enrage us or put us on the defensive. To assign or shift blame or shame us. Why do people provoke? They don’t know how to express or handle strong feelings. These may be feelings of being wronged, disappointment. Or we mightContinue reading “When Children Provoke”
Interview – Lisa Gold, Psychotherapist, on her miscarriage experience
The silence around miscarriage is deafening especially considering how common it is. Breaking her silence, Lisa Gold, Psychotherapist, opens up about her miscarriage experience and also provides resources to cope.