Great article by Sarah Lockwood! Read on…
“As a single parent, it’s not always feasible to go to therapy each week. Therapy can be expensive and time-consuming, leaving fewer of your resources for your children. However, depression is something many single parents struggle with and, if left untreated, it can become a serious concern leading to addiction or suicidal thoughts. Fortunately, depression is treatable with lifestyle changes…”
“Most of the time siblings want what’s best for the parents. They just look at it in a different way…Our goal is to help them figure out what their common interests are, so they can work together to find solutions.” From “Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent.” Ellin, Abby. The New York Times, 29 May 2015. Web. 01 June 2015.
BBC.co.uk: “Vodafone is introducing a worldwide maternity policy, offering significantly better terms than the statutory minimum in many of the countries where it operates. The policy includes a minimum of 16 weeks fully-paid maternity leave. New mothers returning to work will be offered a 30-hour week on full pay for the first six months. The company said one of the main motivations was to recruit and retain women.” 6 March 2015.
A recent CDC study notes prohibiting smoking in all government subsidized housing in the United States would save an estimated $497 million annually in health care and housing-related costs. October 2, 2014, CDC Press Release.
A study of data collected on over 90,000 finishers of 14 marathons found women paced themselves more effectively than men during the 26.2 mile races. New York Times, August 6, 2014.
White Noise For Too Loud, Too Long, Can Be Problematic, ABC New Online, March 3, 2014. “Used too loud or too close or too long, these machines can exceed safety standards and potentially damage the hearing of the infant,” Dr. Blake Papsin, lead researcher and chief otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Today’s Diane Rehm Show discusses chronic pain and Judy Foreman’s book, A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem, NPR, February 10, 2014.
Re-posted: Has anything changed since this time last year? Paid Parental Leave: U.S. vs. The World (INFOGRAPHIC), Huffington Post, February 4, 2013.
7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders, Forbes, January 16, 2014.
Childhood poverty and chronic stress may lead to problems regulating emotions as an adult. Science Daily, October 21, 2013.