Looking for some extra parenting advice? Michelle Kenney Carlson hosts a podcast where she asks her friend Gemma one parenting question each week. These two mothers offer advice on how to approach the situation from a place of love and connection. You can tune into their show here.

 Want a better way to respond when your child says no?

“Letting children work through issues or feelings that bother them within the safety of play is one of the best ways we can promote their well-being while at the same time strengthening the parent-child relationship.”

It can be frustrating when your child tells you no. However, a playful response may be all you need to get them back on track. Hand in Hand has compiled a list of 15 games covering a variety of topics that you can turn to when your child refuses to do something.

 

 

What more can be done to prevent veteran suicides?

“More veterans still die by suicide every year than the total number of combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.”

The RAND corporation has been studying ways to prevent veteran suicides for many years. You can read about their findings and some of the policies being implemented here.

 Need help getting through some dark times?

“But, five years on, I can tell you that you can rise up from adversity — that it is utterly possible to make yourself think and act in certain ways that help you navigate tough times.”

We’ve all experienced dark days. Be it the loss of a loved one, a struggle with mental illness, coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, and everything in between. Resilience and wellness expert Lucy Hones shares her three research-backed strategies that can help you over come them.

What is false positivity doing to our emotional wellbeing?

In this moving talk, psychologist Susan David discusses how this focus on being relentlessly positive while ignoring how we are really feeling is causing us to be unable to deal with the world as it is. The acceptance of all our emotions, “good and bad”, is the cornerstone of resilience and authentic happiness. She discusses what this acceptance looks like, the importance of accurately labeling your emotions, and how this helps you be able to truly see not just yourself, but others.
Listen to it here.

 

Looking for more information on these topics and other mental health concerns? Be sure to check out our trainings, events and support groups to learn more on how to help yourself and your loved ones!

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