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The Horror of Lyme Disease

This is going to be a longer message today but I feel it is important to share with you in case you are dealing with a chronic illness or Chronic Lyme Disease like I am. Or if you know someone who is, please share this. As a mother, this can be a difficult and lonely journey. As a psychologist, I want to share the truth about the mental health pieces of Lyme that are often overlooked. I dealt with having heart surgery at the age of 21 from an eating disorder. After that happened and I was lucky enough to survive, I thought I would be able to deal with any illness that came my way. I had no idea what Lyme could do to someone….

Let me start by saying that I have no memory of ever having a tick bite. I spend a lot of time outside but I never found a tick on my body, nor did I develop the traditional bulls-eye ring, which is believed to be the “tell tale sign” that you have been bitten by a tick. After researching this more thoroughly, only about 60 percent of people...

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Parenting the Strong Willed Child

If you have a child who is strong-willed, it can feel very lonely. I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. I have one of these children myself. I love him to death, but if you have been following me, you will know it’s not easy and you’re hearing from a trained psychologist that has been practicing for over 20 years.

Getting your child to listen and follow the rules can be difficult, especially if you have been a bit too lax in your parenting or too stern in your parenting. The goal is to be somewhere right in the middle. The good news is that it is never too late to change.

This blog post was created for all you mamas that have a strong-willed child to parent,
but I think it can be a useful resource for all you mamas out there. Let me start by discussing the three main types of parenting in the simplest way:

Permissive: You let your child makes the rules and you tend to not follow through
with punishments. You give your child too much freedom and do not set...

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