Tantrums are part of the toddler years as your child discovers their independence, learns to communicate, and figures out how to manage their emotions. Some triggers can make behavior more difficult at times.
May is a Maternal Mental Health awareness month and gives us a great opportunity to talk more about it. Pregnancy is a complex physiological state that comes with a lot of changes. No wonder, during pregnancy, our mental health may be challenged the same way as our muscles, ligaments, and bones. Among the most common mental issues that pregnant women face is depression. It is a mood disorder caused by disturbances of certain chemicals in the brain. It is not something you can turn on and off. Studies confirm that 30% of pregnant women would experience some depression throughout gestation, with 9% meeting the criteria of major depression. The symptoms are more common during the 1st and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
As a mother, it is natural to have concerns about your child’s development. One issue that may arise is suspecting autism in your child. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect a child’s communication, social interaction, and behavior. A review of studies found that around 15 out of every 10,000 children in the MENA region are affected by ASD, but this number can vary across countries. In the UAE, a study showed that about 18 out of every 1,000 children have ASD, and they are usually diagnosed around 4.4 years old, which is later than recommended.
Early identification and intervention are essential in managing the symptoms of autism and improving the quality of life for your child. This article will explore how to recognize autism in your child and the best ways to deal with it.
Childbirth is a time of immense vulnerability for women as it is physically and mentally exhausting. Hence some childbearing women tend to face mental issues following the delivery. Although postpartum mental illnesses are considered significant health issues worldwide, only a few cases are diagnosed and managed promptly. People often refuse to address these issues at the right time. Women are reluctant to seek professional help because they aren’t willing to disclose their emotional issues.
Most parents have experienced comforting their children after nightmare episodes. But have you seen an episode of what’s known as a night terror? A night terror is like nightmares but is far more dramatic. Though nightmares or terrors can be alarming for parents who witness them, they are not usually signs of a deeper medical issue.
Puberty is the psychological and social transition between childhood and adulthood. It is marked by the sexual maturation of the body.
The abundance of positive parental behavior during the early years of life stimulates the structural & psychological development of certain regions of the brain.
Snapback pressure is a damaging expectation that makes many new mothers experience postpartum stress. This article is for you if you are facing additional emotional distress because of postpartum body image issues.
Dear mama, is your child twelve months old and doesn’t utter a single word? Doesn’t blabber? Doesn’t respond with a smile to you?
These delays in cognitive, language and social skills are enough to raise a concern
Welcoming a new baby into the world can be an exciting and joyous time for new mothers, but it can also be a period of significant stress and anxiety. While some degree of anxiety is normal during the postpartum period