If Your Self Esteem Took A Hit After Having A Baby, You’re Not Alone — Scary Mommy

Study finds having a baby can lower your self-esteem for at least three years It’s no secret having a baby changes everything. There’s a ton of emphasis on the way pregnancy changes your body, but becoming a mom can massively change the way you feel about yourself overall. In fact, a new study suggests that… via [...]

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No, Husbands Aren’t ‘Helping’ Their Wives When They Do Chores — Scary Mommy

Partners do what needs to be done, end of story We’ve all heard the stories, either firsthand or through friends, of a partner who refers to watching his children as “babysitting” or refuses to help around the house because they work or feel as if it is “woman’s work.” Men are amazing, intelligent, capable creatures but… [...]

Here’s How To Cope With The Pettiness Of Puberty When Your Teen Can’t Even — Scary Mommy

Parenting a freshly ripened teen amounts to four words: “Weren’t you just born?” I say this to myself on a near-constant basis as I stand in front of a bedroom door that’s always closed. I’m not exactly sure when the door-closing began, but it did, and I’m not even sure what goes on in there,… via [...]

How Much Should Children Sleep?

Here are the guidelines used by Psychologists and Pediatricians: Ages 4-12 months: 12-16 hours (including naps) Ages 1-2 years: 11-14 hours (including naps) Ages 3-5 years: 10-13 hours (including naps) Age 6-12 years: 9-12 hours Age 13-18 years: 8-10 hours (Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016) I also recommend putting toddlers to sleep between [...]

The Problem With 13 Reasons Why

Mental health professionals have become increasingly concerned about the new hit Netflix show and its portrayal of the main character, Hannah’s, suicide. While I am very glad that the show can start conversations about bullying, sexual assaults in high schools, and teen suicides, I am also very concerned about how the show incorrectly portrays some [...]