5 Reasons You Should NOT Be Everything to Your Kids

Moms are some of the most passionate people I know, especially when it comes to our babies. At any point, we are ready to be our kid's playmate, help with school projects, be their biggest cheerleader and even fight for them, if we have to. So many moms work to become everything their kids need in order to shelter them from any potential storm; be it fear, loneliness, sadness … [Read more...]

How Education Affects Mental Health

In this episode of Mental Fitness Matters, I had the opportunity to chat with my lifelong friend, Vincent Hunt. Vincent is an American Innovator and Entrepreneur and Ceo/Founder of Creator's Camp. Creator's Camp is a year-long program designed to expose K-12 students to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In this chat, we talk about the importance of … [Read more...]

It’s Okay For Parents To Show Emotion

Our campaign psychiatrist, Dr. Nzinga Harrison has expressed that if you have a brain, you will feel sad, scared, happy, angry, excited, overwhelmed and a number of other emotions at some point in your life. This doesn't go away once you become a parent either. As a matter of fact, it intensifies because parenthood is not for the faint at heart. The question for many parents is … [Read more...]

Overly Critical Parent Part II

In my first article about overly critical parents I talked about the consequences and long-term effects of being an overly critical parent or a child of an overly critical parent. In this article I will discuss how to avoid being a critical parent. Most of the time, I don't think overly critical parents are coming from a malicious place. I think that perhaps their past hurts or … [Read more...]

Overly Critical Parents

Many of us have grown up with an overly critical parent; constantly wondering if anything will please her or why it always has to be "her way or the highway." Children of overly critical parents feel as if that parent can never be satisfied, no matter what they do. Typically, this type of parent has the best intentions, but their need to control the outcome can backfire in a … [Read more...]