Amazing story from Dr. Dan Siegel on the impact of a near-death experience he had when he was younger.
On the Love After Kids Facebook page, I have been posting current articles and posts related to parenting and relationships. Here is the fourth article round-up, which I'll be presenting on the last Thursday of every month.
*This is a guest post I wrote about the stress of moving for the Oz Moving and Storage blog.
Moving is considered to be one of the most stressful life events and can put a tremendous strain on relationships. In the following article, I’ll discuss some of the major causes of stress on relationships with respect to moving, and some corresponding tips and solutions.
A theme referred to often on Love After Kids is the common mistake that couples make when they put their relationships on the back burner to focus solely on the needs of their children. This eats away at the relationship’s foundation, making it harder and harder to sustain.
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you (the couple) are in consistent communication throughout the process. That doesn’t mean that you are going to agree on everything, but at least you will know what you disagree about.
Many people think conflict is bad and something to avoid, especially in their romantic relationships. Avoiding conflict often means pushing away feelings and reactions. That can lead to feeling disconnected from one’s own feelings and needs, distance from one’s partner, resentment, loneliness and deprivation.
Conflict can come in many shapes and sizes. A good fight can be painful in the moment, but it can also bring people closer.
Today was Emma's first day of nursery school. She turns 3 in January and she's starting two half-days a week. I was working this morning when my wife left with her, so I said goodbye earlier and had to do my best to compartmentalize and focus on therapy. When Deb dropped Emma at school, they told her if she cries for more than 15 minutes and is inconsolable that they'd call her.
The teacher posted some photos realtime on their Facebook page. She looked kind of sad. In one picture she was snuggling with one of the teachers. In another, she was playing a game by herself.