Unrealistic TV Parenting: 5 Unrealistic Parenting Representations on TV Shows

  In general, research (Simpson, 1997) shows that media takes parenting as a serious topic since 90’s, and is still gaining popularity. Parent’s interest in self-education increases, thus the impact the media has on parental education. However, there is still a lack of systematic advice, given that available information is often scattered and conflicted. One … Continue reading Unrealistic TV Parenting: 5 Unrealistic Parenting Representations on TV Shows

Second Trimester Subchorionic Hemorrhage: Hospitalized at 15 Weeks

Most women find out when they lose their period or start getting morning sickness. For me, t was the pain after slipping on N.’s potty and falling down. I must have been a good girl throughout 2016 to receive a Christmas present so beautiful. My second pregnancy began with pain caused by the subchorionic hematoma. … Continue reading Second Trimester Subchorionic Hemorrhage: Hospitalized at 15 Weeks

Suddenly Pregnant: My Journey From Being a Heavy Smoker To Becoming a Non-Smoker

During my first pregnancy, quitting smoking was a piece of cake. I finished a pack in the evening and decided I’m done. The following days were rough, though. But, my life consisted of going to work for six hours and doing nothing the rest of the day. I spent a Friday afternoon and the entire … Continue reading Suddenly Pregnant: My Journey From Being a Heavy Smoker To Becoming a Non-Smoker

Wedding With a Baby, Tight Working Schedule & Hypothyroidism: My Journey

If you are hosting a wedding or other event that includes your baby, this is what we did to make sure that our daughter was safe and comfortable, and what I would recommend to anyone. 1. Arrange for a group of trusted people to take care of the baby 2. Have diapers and hygiene products, as well as food and water, always near the baby, as well as strollers, blankets and several outfits to change him, if the day is hot. 3. Arrange a quiet place for the baby to sleep in if you can’t take him home to nap. 4. Let everyone involved know that you don’t want the baby disturbed, and prepare people who will be taking care of him not to allow playing with the baby to get out of control.

Disciplining toddlers: Two sides of the coin

This post is discussing two polarized perspective views on toddler discipline, the pedocentric views on parenting that promote absolute freedom of the child's actions versus progressive toddler discipline views. The post aims to acknowledge both directions and warn about consequences that can occur if we apply ideas without a proper understanding of children's development and emotions.