A recent article in The New York Times caused a stir online and, possibly, in many households, too. The article, “The Trauma of Parenthood,” cited recent studies linking new parenthood to depression. Although this is commonly referred to as “postpartum depression,” The Times article said that the depression the studies identified were not hormonal in nature. Rather, the studies linked depression to the activity of parenting and noted that both men and women have similar experiences.
Parenting can be an all-consuming labor of love. With time, you can get back to feeling like “you” again.
Here are six tips to help ease the transition into new parenthood:
Working parents today tend to feel a need to do it all: chauffeur the kids to school, work eight or more hours a day, pick up the kids from school, help them with homework, and then burn the midnight oil to complete a work project. Who has time to catch one’s breath, let alone catch some sleep? How can a new parent keep everything under control without pushing over the limit?
Here are four ways for achieving a healthy work-life and home-life balance:
How to help children understand the difference between a “need” and a “want.”
No matter how uncomfortable it may be, all children need to hear the word “no” at certain times. Without such limits, children don’t learn the self-discipline they need to succeed in adulthood, and they may even develop a sense of entitlement. Unfortunately, telling your kids “no” sometimes can be difficult, especially if they react in anger.
The information below can help you make the process a little easier for both you and your child.
In today’s stress-filled world it can be easy for working parents to forget about taking care of themselves and their needs. Gerber Life Insurance Company has compiled the following list of tips to help you maximize your time to create a little extra time for yourself.
Lots of laughs, good food and great stories — there’s nothing like getting the family together for a reunion every year. If Aunt Jean can’t take off from work that week, or if Cousin Joe has a business trip he can’t reschedule, no worries. You can still have your family reunion, just by booting up the computer or picking up a mobile device.
Here are some tips to planning a family reunion in the digital age: