Author - Crystal Clair
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COVID and PTSD. Both of these words are in all-caps because they are words that mean more than the one word itself. COVID is our generation’s first and only pandemic that has been so charged that we often find ourselves saying phrases like, “I have PTSD,” or “I am OCD.” However, it is important to define the words we are using. In narrative therapy, we focus a lot on wording as a way to validate and change our negatives to more positive biographies of our life. ...Posted on February 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM
Many of us are in a relationship that was already taxed before being quarantined and ordered to stay at home — for the foreseeable future. Some of you are in the process of divorce and now that courts have halted, you are feeling stuck. Others with children are now having to work even more as a team, which was already difficult pre-Covid19.
This isn’t easy.
More time together in a pressure cooker of tight spaces and new stresses is rough. Maybe your partner has some really annoyin...Posted on April 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
So your child is about to begin this huge stage of independent self-care and you have a million questions. Are they ready? Are you ready? Is it going to be a complete disaster? Will they cry? Will you?
On the flip side, there’s the glory of no more diapers. Ever. Think of all the saved money you can stash away in that college fund. Not to mention, you really need a break. Plus, most preschools won’t let you drop off a kid who isn’t fully potty trained.
Clearly, this has to happen. Y...Posted on June 04, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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We call them “slow motion meltdowns” in our house. I am a mom of a 20-month-old spirited boy. He wants what he wants, when he wants it. Don’t we all? My son knows how much it hurts to throw himself on the ground when I can’t catch him. So instead, he has perfected a slow-motion fall backward that ends with him crying, looking up at the sky.
When talking to other moms, including my own, the common advice seems to be: “Just leave him there, and he will come ...Posted on May 18, 2016 at 9:25 AM