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Better Together: Parenting As a Team

Better Together: Parenting As a Team While rocking your newborn to sleep and gazing lovingly into her eyes, you’re likely not thinking about what you’ll do when she is 3-years old and throwing peas at you during mealtime. Even less likely is that you are considering how your partner would handle the situation. But as …

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Growing Your Parenting Toolbox

Let’s be honest: Most of us don’t waltz into parenthood knowing what we’re doing. We seek guidance from family, peers, and pediatricians, but even then, parenting is still often a learn-as-you-go process, which is why we make mistakes and fall into parenting traps. The good news is that when it comes to parenting there is …

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The Power of Groups

(This article appeared in the April 9, 2018 edition of the Register-Guard) When you are an expecting parent, your friends, family and co-workers may gush over cute baby clothes and name choices, provide their lists of top 10 “must-have” baby gear, and share stories of explosive diapers and gas smiles. Even when baby first arrives, …

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Working Parent Stress: Tips For Juggling Work and Family

Before you had children, how did you unwind after a long day at work? Maybe you met up with friends, hit the gym, went for a hike. . .maybe you did nothing at all—how amazing was that?! In that era, laundry could wait until the weekend; groceries could be put off until there was nothing …

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Más allá de la melancolía – Cómo reconocer las señales de la depresión posparto

Como se conversó en la publicación del blog de la semana pasada, es común que muchos padres de familia nuevos sientan melancolía después del nacimiento de su bebé. La melancolía ocurre dentro de los primeros diez días de nacer. Durante este tiempo, los padres pueden sentirse emocionalmente frágiles o bloqueados, pero gradualmente vuelven a su …

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Helping Young Kids Face Bullies

As parents, we work hard every day to teach our children to be kind, empathetic, and respectful of others. Unfortunately, we can’t always be there to navigate their every social interaction.   Bullying is something present in almost any situation with kids and can start as early as kindergarten. Bullying can range from teasing, to …

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Beyond The Blue: Recognizing Signs of Postpartum Depression

As discussed in last week’s blog post, it’s common for many new parents to experience the “Baby Blues” following the birth of their baby. Baby Blues occurs within the first ten days of the birth of the baby. During this time, parents may feel emotionally fragile or numb but gradually return to their normal selves …

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Feeling Blue?

During pregnancy, your friends and family may have shared stories with you about feeling “love at first sight” upon meeting their newborn, or having that “instant connection.” If that isn’t enough, movies and TV shows tend to show new mothers in postpartum bliss—and back to their pre-pregnancy bodies with a clean house to boot! Of …

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Beat The Heat While Pregnant

In Parenting Now’s August Register-Guard column, Board Member Dr. Sarah Schram offers tips for staying cool in summer sun. The summer’s heat can be a challenge for all of us, but add being pregnant on top of that and many women will describe a new level of discomfort. The added weight and demands of pregnancy …

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