March is Disability Awareness Month. Whether it be someone in a neighboring community or someone living in your home, we all know someone who is personally impacted by disability. Up to 1 in 4 (26%) adults in the United States have some type of disability.
Parents, we have all been there. The screaming toddler in the grocery store, the pushing and shoving of siblings, throwing dinner across the room, talking back and missed curfews are all inevitable parts of parenthood. Determining how to manage a child’s misbehavior can be a parenting challenge.
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar on the theological foundations of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Dr. Vogel presented both very educational and thought-provoking information on how these topics intertwine with one another.
We are beginning to notice a few small shifts amongst the piles of snow, letting us know that days are getting longer and spring will come. While Winter can be a quieter time, many of you have full schedules that are packed with activities and the business of life. Routine and evening rituals sound nice, but may not seem like they are realistic. Or maybe the opposite is true for you; you feel stuck in a rut of the mundane, and find yourself a bit isolated and spending too much time being inactive or engaging in consuming behaviors that may not be healthy for you.