'I got kicked in the stomach at five months pregnant'

'I got kicked in the stomach at five months pregnant'

When they were old enough to understand I said, “we don’t live with daddy anymore, he hurt mummy and we need to be a in a safe and happy place.” In the first year the children had some contact with him via Skype.

The Transformational Power of Love

The Transformational Power of Love

But since there isn’t, let’s take advantage of a day that focuses on love to think about supporting young people to rise to their potential, even and especially if they’ve endured challenging lives.

Here's how to send love, valentines cards, to sick children

Here's how to send love, valentines cards, to sick children

Lylah, an 8-year-old patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, holds up some of the sweet dinosaur-themed Valentine’s Day cards she and others will receive. One of three Valentine's Day cards you can send to a patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

Take Your Time Source: Pixaby Breaking up can trigger chemical, emotional and physical reactions that cause you to feel lonely, unloveable, depressed and worthless. Good Grief Source: Pixabay Along with breaking up comes the loss of a relationship with your ex, some mutual friends, and your ex’s family.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

Returning now to the relationship between workaholism and that soloist performer mentality, the Norwegian study suggests that people adopt this approach to life when they lack specific guidance on how else to behave when a job needs to be completed.

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

Examples of love-sustaining behaviors include investing time and effort in what will support and strengthen our loved one; sharing with him or her a significant part of our thoughts, hopes, and feelings, including those we usually don't share with strangers; doing together various activities; creating circumstances that would allow us to experience things together; emphasizing to our loved one that she or he are special to us; and helping our loved one cope with physical and emotional difficulties.

Something to Consider This Valentine's Day

Something to Consider This Valentine's Day

She often says, “the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.” Yet, Dr. Perel argues that in modern day world, never have we expected more from our intimate relationships and at the same time feel the intense weight of expectation around them.

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

Much like setting the frequency and duration of treatment, you ultimately set the pace of therapy, and your therapist is there to help the process along in a way that feels comfortable to you.

Why We Post Workout Pictures on Social Media

Why We Post Workout Pictures on Social Media

Sure enough, writing about arousal put students in what the study called a “mating mood.” People in a mating mood were motivated to “find someone attractive you are interested in,” while students in the happiness group were more motivated by “enjoying yourself and having fun.” Then participants imagined they owned a fictional workout tracker and rated their likelihood of sharing various posts.

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

While she thinks a more inclusive name like "perinatal mood and anxiety disorders" might help women, she said being open makes the biggest difference.

My Child is Hurting and I’m the Only One Who Cares

My Child is Hurting and I’m the Only One Who Cares

From this perspective, it is easy to see why moms feeling solely responsible for managing their children’s well-being may take a particularly strong toll on their own well-being. When moms feel solely responsible for managing household tasks, they often feel unappreciated.

Electricity rebate: How to claim your energy rebate with only one month to go

Electricity rebate: How to claim your energy rebate with only one month to go

All NSW families are eligible for the Family Energy Rebate as long as they have received a Family Tax Benefit in the last year. You also need to have received confirmation from the DHS that your family is eligible for a tax benefit for that year.

Raising A Child With Grit

Raising A Child With Grit

Sympathy, or feeling sorry for a child, tempts a parent to fix the child’s problems. Empathy empowers kids to trust how they feel so they are secure enough to fix the problem themselves.

What 2.38 am feels like when you’re a mum

What 2.38 am feels like when you’re a mum

In fact, you’re in the best kind of company—with mums all around the world." I am not new to this getting up in the middle of the night gig. Sometimes it feels like frustration that this couldn’t be a magic night of sleep.

Jamie Otis on What's 'OK to Say' to Women Who Miscarried

Jamie Otis on What's 'OK to Say' to Women Who Miscarried

“I think like, at a personal level though, if you’re having a conversation with someone who’s going through something like this or has gone through a loss, definitely don’t try to say the right thing,” the reality star, 32, who previously miscarried son Johnathan in 2016, explained.

6 Tips for Compassionate Listening

6 Tips for Compassionate Listening

Compassionate listening is a critical skill for a strong relationship, so that your partner feels cared for and understood. Here are six key elements of listening compassionately to your partner when he or she wants to share their feelings.

Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death

Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death

As someone grieving the loss of my mother 2 months ago, this seems just right to me.” A father wrote: “My kids died five and a half years ago.

Getting Lost at the DMV

Getting Lost at the DMV

In my imagination, this young man was independent and competent, the kind of person who is organized about such things as getting his driver’s license renewed on time.

Narcissism Versus Empathy

Narcissism Versus Empathy

In addition to the misinterpretation of empathy, the studies did not control for subjects who had diagnosed or undiagnosed personality disorders. Still, the study did not specifically control for subjects who may have an undiagnosed personality disorder and, therefore, struggle with empathy.

Is Loneliness Making You Sick?

Is Loneliness Making You Sick?

And on the other, the kind of friendship that can help make us feel better is not exactly what most of us think of when we use the word “friend.” In a blog on the subject, my PT colleague Sophia Dembling writes, “We know loneliness may or may not be related to being alone.

Social Anxiety's Newest Theory and the 7 Links to Depression

Social Anxiety's Newest Theory and the 7 Links to Depression

In modeling the relationship between symptoms of depression and social anxiety, the authors identified connections among irritability, feelings of worthlessness, mood instability, depressed mood, positive affect, social avoidance, and social fear.

Is Giving Actually a Gift to Yourself?

Is Giving Actually a Gift to Yourself?

In a new set of studies , Ed O’Brien and Samantha Kassirer found that people experienced more happiness giving to others than receiving the same gifts themselves.

Raising kids who aren't entitled requires discipline on parent's part, too

Raising kids who aren't entitled requires discipline on parent's part, too

So when kids start talking about the latest and greatest whatever, it’s tempting to give in to their demands because: The Positive Discipline program ’s Significant Seven provides guiding principles for raising kids who expect to be contributing, responsible members of the family.

Alicia Silverstone's son 'never' takes medicine: She credits super health to vegan diet

Alicia Silverstone's son 'never' takes medicine: She credits super health to vegan diet

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Alicia Silverstone's son 'never' takes medicine: She credits super health to vegan diet Alicia Silverstone says her 7-year-old son, Bear, is such a healthy vegan, he's never missed school or required medicine.

My Oldest Daughter Accused Me Of Seeing Her As A Prize And I Worry She Might Be Right About It On Some Level : Parenting

My Oldest Daughter Accused Me Of Seeing Her As A Prize And I Worry She Might Be Right About It On Some Level : Parenting

Admit it you just love that you got full custody now look me in the eye and tell me you don't like knowing he can't see us!" I tried to tell her she was wrong that I cared about her but and I don't know why but there is a small part of me that is happy that the kids are living under my roof and that my ex-husband can't see them but I hate my daughter is in pain even more.

Is It Possible To Be "Too Close" To Your Parent Or Child?

Is It Possible To Be "Too Close" To Your Parent Or Child?

The surrogate, substitute spouse, or confidant role is the inappropriate role where the child is expected to, and attempts to meet the parent/caregiver’s emotional and/or romantic needs.

The Secret To Teaching A Child Empathy

The Secret To Teaching A Child Empathy

I asked what was wrong and she told me that at recess, in front of everyone, her friend announced to the crowd that Molly was adopted, which meant that she had another mom who didn’t want her. Parents cannot save a child from feeling hurt, angry, disappointed, or sad.

Control These 3 Emotions to Better Help Your Adult Child

Control These 3 Emotions to Better Help Your Adult Child

But my coaching of parents of adult children over thirty years has repeatedly shown me that managing your counterproductive feelings and following collaboratively-based plans will go a long way toward reaching positive outcomes.

The moment I realised my job as a mum

The moment I realised my job as a mum

We all send excited texts to family members to report the day our little one sings an entire Wiggles song by heart. Smile, your kids know all the words to every Wiggles song ever recorded.

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