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I knew the statistics. I knew that as many as 20 percent of new mothers suffer from one or more types of postpartum anxiety. I knew the symptoms, including constant worry, irritability, sleep disturbances, and a relentless fear that something terrible might happen to...read more
What happens when a teen feels one way about a particular issue or problem and the parent has a very different take? At Your Teen, we understand that sometimes you need to look at a problem from multiple perspectives. It can also be helpful to hear from a neutral...read more
We Jews are not a solitary lot. We come together to pray, welcome new life, mourn our losses, celebrate our holidays, and raise our children. They say it takes a village to raise a child — and I say it takes a shtetl to stay sane while we raise said child. Oh, and...read more
“Mommy, you seem a little cranky. Did you not sleep well last night?” My 10-year-old said this to me just this morning. As much as I wanted to send her directly to her room so I could zombie-stare into my lukewarm coffee in peace, I didn’t. Because she was right. I...read more
How to Keep Your Cool Around Your Kids When You’re Ready to Blow, According to a Clinical Social Worker
Every parent has those moments they're not proud of — the time when, for whatever reason, they just lost it. Maybe the kids tried to push their buttons and it worked. Maybe it was already a high-stress situation, and the little ones just toddled in at the wrong time....read more