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Postpartum Romance: How You Can Stay Connected to Your Partner

Having a child is a beautiful and wondrous gift, but it does come with plenty of stress. With so much attention devoted to the baby, it’s easy to lose closeness with your partner. Fear not: it isn’t gone forever. By performing baby duties together, leaving love notes, making romantic gestures, planning date nights, and taking …

Combating Family Disfunction with Counseling

The need for Family Counseling can range from the dynamics of a newly blended family to dysfunction, divorce, troubled relationships, financial problems, the conflict between parents, mental illness, and intervention. Defined as cohesion or how family members interact, Family Dynamics depicts the numerous factors that shape the family unit. Family Counseling or therapy is highly …

Understanding The Effects of Racism and Mental Health

One of the most challenging divides is the polarizing social construct of race, an underpinning of class warfare, social bias, prejudice, discrimination, and racism. According to Mental Health America “People who have been marginalized by those in power experience life differently from those whose lives have not been devalued. Racism is a mental health issue …

HOW MUCH PARENTING IS TOO MUCH?

Parenting adolescents, teens, and young adults in the 21st century has its challenges from academia, smoking, drinking, drugs, bullying, and peer pressure to distance learning, living conditions, environment, and social media.  Parents want to know, how much parenting is too much parenting, if they’re pushing too hard or not pushing hard enough, if it’s time …