Anxious Parents Parenting Anxious Children: How Do We Break the Cycle?
“Be A Calm Second Chicken”

"A frightened chicken looks to the second chicken to see if it's safe. When the second chicken is walking around happily, it seems to signal the first chicken that all is well: That second chicken isn't scared - and hasn't been eaten - so it must be safe for me to get up and walk around. When the second chicken is immobilized, the first one seems to think, I don't see a hawk, but that second chicken must see one, since it hasn't gotten up yet. I'd bett...

Postpartum Depression: The latest information on symptoms, causes, treatment, risks, and resources

Until recently postpartum depression has been controversial in the medical community and poorly understood by the general public. Historically women experiencing this debilitating and dangerous condition were subjected to guilt and shame of being "bad" mothers and not being able to "just snap out of it" shortly after childbirth. Fortunately there has been a lot more publicity and awareness of this illness in the last twenty years partly due to many mor...