I'm 7 years into motherhood and still winging it

I'm 7 years into motherhood and still winging it

I spend probably 90 percent of my time with three children in this abyss and maybe 10 percent above water, wondering if I’m doing this right, strategising to troubleshoot problem areas and googling things like, 'How much longer until my kids realise their siblings are a gift?'

Mentoring a Gifted Child

Mentoring a Gifted Child

I’m wanting to do some more volunteer work and thought I might be a useful mentor to a high-performing child, maybe a 4th to 6th grade boy, perhaps someone from a family that isn’t providing all that the kid needs.

Why It’s Okay—Even Wise—to Let Your Child Quit

Why It’s Okay—Even Wise—to Let Your Child Quit

As a middle school counselor, parents often ask me if their child should quit an activity.There’s a misconception that quitting is cowardly, but when you insist that your children stick with an activity that makes them miserable, you may inadvertently teach them to stay in bad situations.

Is Your Therapy Missing This Essential Factor?

Is Your Therapy Missing This Essential Factor?

Specific measures in the study included pre-treatment Self-Compassion Scale (SCS); self-compassion changes session-to-session (Self-Compassion Index, SCI); the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS), which estimates four factors of individual symptoms/function, social and work performance, relationships, and overall function; the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI-SR), a measure of the therapeutic bond and working alliance, including agreement on therapeutic goals; and the Multitheoretical List of Interventions-30 (MULTI-30), estimating to what extent therapists used different techniques, including psychodynamic, process-experiential , interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and common factors.1.

Giada De Laurentiis shared some very important self-care advice for her daughter

Giada De Laurentiis shared some very important self-care advice for her daughter

Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson and Giada De Laurentiis at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, California in May. David Crotty / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images"I'm constantly on her [daughter, Jade] about taking care of herself," the celebrity chef said to the audience, according to Parade.

Am I a weird mum for never leaving my child with a stranger?

Am I a weird mum for never leaving my child with a stranger?

While I know plenty of parents who have used babysitters, and we’re often getting phone numbers of sitters foisted upon us by well-meaning friends, it’s simply not something we feel comfortable with.

When Children Say #MeToo

When Children Say #MeToo

The truth is, less than 1% of child sexual abuse allegations are later found to be intentionally false reports (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2018).

What to Say in 16 Ticklish Situations

What to Say in 16 Ticklish Situations

Plus you’ve given the person the gift of tactful but honest feedback, something that most reasonable people want. And this is really hard for me to bring up because it’s such a touchy subject, and I suspect you think, like most substance abusers, that you don’t have a problem, that you can handle it.

How to Get the Most Out of Dreaming

How to Get the Most Out of Dreaming

Notably, nearly half of participants reported never having a dream with creative ideas or hints for solving problems which spilled over into waking life, though surely their brains were hard at work while they slept sorting things out in their dreams, whether remembered them or not, as neuroscience research tells us must be happening.

Lying to Your Therapist: 1,345 Clients Describe Their Deceit

Lying to Your Therapist: 1,345 Clients Describe Their Deceit

The percentage was similar to what my colleagues and I found in our studies of lying in everyday life: 93 percent of the clients told at least one lie to their therapist.

Intentional Parenting and The Beet Brownie Incident

Intentional Parenting and The Beet Brownie Incident

3) Let me ask you that last question one more time in a different way: When my children grow older, and they have their own children, do you think they will decide that making them eat beet brownies, while not pleasant, is an important thing for parents to do?

Laura Bush is excited to be a grandma again: 'I'm thrilled about the new boy!'

Laura Bush is excited to be a grandma again: 'I'm thrilled about the new boy!'

Her daughter, TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager, and fourth hour guest host Meredith Vieira did just that on the show Friday morning. Jenna Bush Hager reveals she's expecting baby No.

'I'm glad my friend had a miscarriage'

'I'm glad my friend had a miscarriage'

By the time your second baby Sophia was born – of course you got the perfect pigeon pair of a boy and girl, I thought bitterly – I had started fertility treatment.

The Case FOR Screen Time

The Case FOR Screen Time

The argument that video games inure one to violence is as wrong-headed as arguing that kids knocking down a snowman makes them more likely to knock down people. Fortunately, the internet (another form of screen time) makes it easy to find shows, movies, and games of high entertainment and educational value.

Derek Jeter Gushes About Two Daughters: ‘I Couldn’t Be Happier’

Derek Jeter Gushes About Two Daughters: ‘I Couldn’t Be Happier’

“[It’s] awesome,” the former MLB player, 44, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational Gala on Thursday, April 25. “We spend a lot of time in the parks,” Jeter told Us .

A reminder to mums: 'Relax. It’s not worth making yourself miserable'

A reminder to mums: 'Relax. It’s not worth making yourself miserable'

Get the post-baby body you will love 00:22:10. I tried to put my pre-baby jeans on today, and they didn’t fit. I didn’t just wake up one day with my body not fitting into jeans. Pre-baby jeans don't fit?

What name will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose for the royal baby?

What name will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose for the royal baby?

"Diana" is not a traditional British family name but such traditions do seem to be fading a bit: Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York (Harry and William's aunt and uncle) named their daughter Eugenie in 1990, while Princess Anne (Queen Elizabeth II's sister) named her daughter Zara in 1981.Diana, Princess of Wales with Harry in 1987 while at the Royal Palace in Majorca, Spain.

'I spent 24 hours straight in Kmart and this is what happened to my brain'

'I spent 24 hours straight in Kmart and this is what happened to my brain'

I also had another motive ...I wanted to see if I could live within Kmart for a full 24 hours. I lived in Kmart for a full 24 hours. He has yet to book accommodation but knows there are a few 24 hour Kmarts there.

When Is It Good For You to Feel Miserable?

When Is It Good For You to Feel Miserable?

One of the useful ideas that Nesse describes is what evolutionary theorists call “ mismatch .” Sometimes a system was functional in the ancestral past, but is somehow being short-circuited by circumstances in the modern world.

Why I'm so annoyed about the trailer for the new 'Dora the Explorer' movie

Why I'm so annoyed about the trailer for the new 'Dora the Explorer' movie

Isabela Moner stars in the live-action "Dora the Explorer." If you have kids, you know this: If they like a show or a song or a movie, they will watch it literally hundreds of times.

Jamie Lynn Spears says being a good mom 'has nothing to do with age'

Jamie Lynn Spears says being a good mom 'has nothing to do with age'

At 27, "Zoey 101" star and singer Jamie Lynn Spears has two children, one of whom is 10.That means she got started early with motherhood — but as she told website Dopple recently, she believes that age shouldn't matter when it comes to being a great parent. Spears is mom to Maddie, 10, and Ivey, 11 months.

'In just five days, he was gone'

'In just five days, he was gone'

I didn’t realise at the time that these were, in fact, his last few days on earth." Dr Sam Hay takes us through everything parents need to know about whooping cough.

Latest 'This Is Us' episode prompts viewers to share their preemie baby stories

Latest 'This Is Us' episode prompts viewers to share their preemie baby stories

Pop Culture Latest 'This Is Us' episode prompts viewers to share their preemie baby stories Tuesday's episode, in which Kate had a baby just 28 weeks into her pregnancy, hit home for many viewers.

A Test To See If Parents Are Overindulging Their Children

A Test To See If Parents Are Overindulging Their Children

Parents often ask me, “How do I know if we are overindulging our children?” That’s a challenging question because each situation has to be examined individually. If, after you examine the situation, there is a “ Yes ” answer to one or more of the Test of Four questions, it probably is overindulgence.

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

Source: Andrew Budson We recorded ERPs on medical students taking anatomy for the first time, measuring their responses to anatomical terms at three times: prior to the course, right at the end of the course, and—importantly—6 months later.

Developing a Winning Personality

Developing a Winning Personality

Rarely will you want to exude pervasive self-doubt, for example, the aforementioned, "I'm such a loser." On the other hand, demonstrating lofty self-confidence will too often be seen as not credible or make the other person feel inferior, which, as mentioned, usually causes antipathy if not retribution.

Critical Incidents in Parenting

Critical Incidents in Parenting

For example, as soon as Junior returned from school, he dropped off his books and, basketball, under arm, yells back, “Mom I’ll be back by 6, dinner time!” Sample dialogue: Parent: I guess you have no homework.

Baby names in 'pompous' English birth announcements are hilarious

Baby names in 'pompous' English birth announcements are hilarious

Telegraph Births on top form today pic.twitter.com/sD4vKN8bte — Harry Wallop (@hwallop) Five middle names and a nickname Of course, elaborate names are all par for the course in British aristocracy. Only five middle names and a nickname will do for these children.

The Second Law of Marketing Is the First Law of Mind

The Second Law of Marketing Is the First Law of Mind

The theory centers around what Gershman describes as "latent causes." The idea behind a good mental scheme for categorization is that it puts similar things in the same category and different things in different categories.

Family Discussions: Not Taking the Bait

Family Discussions: Not Taking the Bait

Unfortunately, in many of today's psychotherapy models, many therapists seem to agree with the parents that the adult child's problems are all in their heads and are not, in fact, due to their having being traumatized or understandably upset by dysfunctional or abusive family relationships.