You just recently had a child, possibly your very first, and everything thing is new and unknown. From how to manage time for yourself, to your unpredictable and shifting moods, to feeding your child with your own boobs, you're navigating many unknowns. You have no idea what is “normal.” You’re constantly worrying and questioning what you’re doing and what’s happening, and you just hope you’re … [Read more...] about Postpartum During a Pandemic
One third of women will experience pelvic pain over their lifetime. Anytime you notice a change in what is normal for you, it is important to keep track of this change and speak with your doctor. If your doctor dismisses you, make sure to seek out a second opinion. Below are 5 symptoms that you should talk to your health care provider about: Pain with penetration: Penetration could include … [Read more...] about When to Talk to A Healthcare Provider About Pelvic Pain
People pleasing is a learned behavior. Often, it is treated as a trauma response. In some families or cultures, where the traditional gender roles are favored, females may be expected to be socialized to please their family members and mainly their spouses. This learned response is a result of receiving conditional love in childhood. Starting from a young age, a child learns that they are … [Read more...] about How Are People Pleasing and Conditional Love Related?
It is important to be familiar with several behavior management strategies because what works on one child, may not work on another child. Similarly, one strategy may not be working in all occasions. Improving your parenting toolbox is helpful for you to have different strategies to use when they are needed. Before we dive into behavior management strategies, it is helpful to keep in mind: “A … [Read more...] about Parenting Toolkit: Strategies to Respond to Children’s Behavior Problems
Teletherapy has been something always offered by many therapists, including yours truly here at Better Being Mainline. In the past, it was used as a backup plan for many clients and therapists when there was bad weather, or a client was traveling for work, etc. But, since COVID-19 and quarantine, teletherapy is no longer plan B. It’s the only plan. There has been a sudden shock to our world and we … [Read more...] about The Benefits Of Teletherapy During COVID-19 Quarantine
There are different levels of things not going well in a relationship during quarantine. On one end of the spectrum we have couples who are for most of the time getting along with only a minor dispute occasionally. Other couples are being tested by the time in quarantine and are noticing more frequent fighting, or that their fighting is more intense. While this is concerning, it can be managed and … [Read more...] about When Living Together Isn’t Going Well During Quarantine