I enjoy writing and creating awareness about mental health related topics - particularly pertinent to parents, young women and other professionals in the field of psychology and/or education.
"How do we teach our children about something as complex as feelings? How do we establish this emotional vocabulary at an early age? What’s the best way to open a healthy conversation about how to identify, manage and express our feelings in a healthy way?
Here are my three favorite ways to play out feelings with your child."
Because feelings are so much more than "good" or "bad".
"We can’t learn how to be an ethical psychotherapist on social media if we put off starting. Be it a Facebook page, Instagram account, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube-or whatever social media outlet you choose – it just may be time to start!"
The holiday season is upon us. A time that should be an opportunity to cultivate values and traditions. Uphold those family customs our ancestors have established. Honor our festive spirit. However, we are living a heavyhearted reality: the time of children who are receiving too many gifts.
With so much going on around the world, we need to teach our children – the future generation of citizens – to not leave it to other people to speak up. As simple as teaching them “when you see wrong, you must speak up.” We must encourage them to do so, but also give them the tools to open this conversation constantly. And tools like books, toys, and play and help us do precisely that.
When we read about bullying, we often find a lot of information to prevent it or to help the victim. We explore ways in which we can teach children and teens how to avoid bullying others. And we encourage parents to talk to their kids – early and often – about the emotional consequences bullying can have in victims. However, what are we doing to teach children how to be upstanders and make a real difference when witnessing a bullying situation?
Find it difficult to answer with one job title when asked: "what do you do for a living"? You might be a multi-passionate and this is how to care for your mental health.
We are well aware of how playing is beneficial for children at every level: cognitive, physical, emotional, social, among others. Child specialists have agreed that when parents intervene positively with their children as they play, this can positively impact their relationship and foster the child’s imagination. But, do you know that the level of parental interaction plays an important role in the child’s physical health, as well?