Parenting & Children Articles

Depressed and Mom Won’t Get Me Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, July 11th, 2014
I tried telling my mom that I think I am struggling with depression and I bugged her for weeks about getting me a therapist. She agreed to it but never got one for me and it’s totally free with our insurance. I'm really ...

I Got Postportum Depression and Did Something Horrible

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
From the U.S.: Me and my boyfriend have been dating two and a half years and in December 2013 I gave birth to our little boy. A week after having my son I got postportum depression and did something horrible. My ex boyfriend wrote my ...

My Mother Doesn’t Understand Who I Am

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am now a rising sophomore, but am being treated like I graduated elementary school. My mother and I do not understand each other at all. Firstly, we have very different mindsets. My mom was raised in Somalia, so she was a teenager ...

Will I Ever Get Better without Seeking Out a Professional?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 7th, 2014
From a 14 year old girl in the U.S.: For around two years now i have been feeling what i now know as depression. I realize that this hasn't been the first time either, but it's never been this bad. About a year ago it ...

He’s Reluctant for Our Children to Meet

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
From the UK: I've been with my boyfriend for over 7 months now and I've only met his children twice. He stays at my home twice a week and gets on with my children, I asked him about a month ago if he thought it ...

I’m Too Dependent on My Mom and Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hello, when I was 16 I was diagnosed with generalized Social Anxiety. I dropped out in the 8th grade because I didn't fit in and I was so worried about people judging me. My mom is getting social security for me she cooks, for me ...

Why Can’t I Feel Deep Feelings?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
From Portugal: Hi, I'm not sure if this is a problem worth of your time, but it causes me a lot of distress. Lately I've been spending my days at work looking for answers on the internet, but can't find anything. It's affecting my work ...

My Step-Daughter Has Too Much Attitude

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 4th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been with my partner and his daughter for more than 6 years, when I met her she was 2 years old. How can I not have resentment over my 9 year old step child when she always brings up that ...

Are Ups and Downs in Marriage Normal?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 4th, 2014
From Bulgaria: Me and my partner have a 10 month old daughter. We are both very tired, sleep deprived etc, you know all the stress that comes in a package with the joy of being a first time parent. When I met him 2 years ago ...

Conflicted Feelings Towards My Husband

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
From the U.S.: To give a little background, My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We have three young children...ages 3,8,11. Until recently I have been a stay at home mom for the entire marriage. In my perspective, We have had a ...

My Friend Is Raising Her Grandson & I Think There Are Problems with Him that She Won’t Accept

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
The child is a 5 yr old little boy and I have noticed many things that have prompted me to research things and have come up with Sensory Processing Disorder. His grandmother, who is raising him, is a RN and will not entertain the possibility ...

My Parents Are Trying to Control My Life at 25

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am an only child and since I was born my parents have been extremely overprotective. This was a problem throughout high school, because I could never stay out late, sleep over my friends house, go to any parties not even a ...