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Do you actively enjoy failure? No?! Well join the rest of us. Yet most parents feel as though they have failed at one point or another, so what might help you get better at it? Here are some thoughts from perinatal psychology.
Does your baby feel like they’re hard to please? And how does that impact you?
Is motherhood what you expected? Or do you feel like somehow you’ve been trapped without realising?
What happens to you when you feel as though you’ve got something wrong?
There is a quality about new motherhood that can set it apart from other stages of being a mother.
We’re learning more about anxiety, and that also means that we need to learn more about how to cope when someone near us has it.
Infertility can affect your relationships - what can help you?
What if you don’t feel the way you are meant to?
How can knowing more about our grandmothers help us in our relationship with our own mothers?
Do you have thoughts that cause you distress? What are you doing about them? Are you in denial, or are you trying to suppress them? Or do they cause you to panic?
These are not strategies that will work, so here are some ideas.
Many new parents don't quite know what to expect - Liv Seigl talks a little bit about what she wishes all parents could know...
Endings happen all the time, but sometimes they can be better than others.
Why do stories help us? And how can we use that knowledge to look after ourselves?
Maternal gatekeeping affects everyone in the family - so what can we do about it?
How can you ease the emotional impact of returning to work?
Do you notice what makes you anxious? Or do you just think it's irrational and you should just 'get over it?'
Sometimes new mothers don't feel the way they expect to. Maybe they don't feel as joyful and contecned as they expected. Is that OK?
Bonding is now seen as such a big issue - but does it matter if you don't bond immediately? And what can you do if you don't?
What if you can't always be 'on'? What if you need some time to yourself? Does that make you a bad mum?
Does the idea of 'me time' make you want to punch someone? Or cry? Because it feels so unattainable?