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What Type of Parent are You? The 4 Types of Parenting Styles Behind The Decisions You Make

What’s the first rule of life? Read the directions. If only it were that easy for parents. Starting an endeavor by first simply reading the directions can be taken for granted. In fact, many complications and stress in life are often created when people rush through things, don’t pay enough attention, or are overly confident....
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Storms within a Storm: How to Manage Hurricane Season Anxiety Now and in The Future

Hurricane season is one of the most stressful times of the year for people living in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions — those most vulnerable to hurricanes. No matter whether it’s an active season or not, there will undoubtedly be an unending number of major storms in the minds of residents — about...
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The Storms Within The Storm: How To Survive Hurricane Season Anxiety - Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling

Closing the Chasm: How to Talk with Children About Divorce

All you need is love — or so the song goes. In a perfect world, no matter what challenges and issues arise, love would conquer all. Unfortunately, that’s not how real life works. A disintegrating marriage that ultimately is dissolved presents parents with a complicated problem that love alone will not solve: how to talk with children...
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Closing the Chasm- How to Talk with Children About Divorce - Maison Vie New Orleans - Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling

Fathergood: Tips for Dads Who Want to Balance Work and Family Life

Fatherhood starts off tough. Dad? Pops? Daddy? Papa? One of the first acts of fatherhood is deciding what will your little one calls you. Then, like advancing in a game, it gets increasingly harder… only this game has no reset button or extra lives. You could even say that dads who want to balance work...
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Fathergood - Tips for Dads Who Want to Balance Work and Family Life

4 Ways You Can Emotionally Support a Divorced Mom with Children

Marriage is hard. Divorce can be even harder — especially when children are involved. While the ending of a spousal relationship may provide some relief from a difficult situation it often comes with its own unique challenges. Divorce results in a mass of mixed emotions that differ in combination for each family and each person....
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Mother’s Day and Beyond: Giving Mom The Gift of Truly Caring

Mother’s Day can be a tough day for many people. It can be a tough day for those of us who especially have come to appreciate our mom and no longer have her, struggling to cope with what’s called the “anniversary effect.” It can even be tough for those who are stressing trying to find...
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Mother's Day and Beyond - Giving Mom The Gift of Truly Caring

4 Warning Signs That Can Predict Divorce + What To Do About It

You’re driving along the highway and your gaslight comes on. The bright red glow calls for your attention like a puppy nipping at your heels. Do you ignore it or pull into the next gas station? Generally, when the gaslight comes on you have about 2.5 gallons of gas left so you don’t have to...
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4 Warning Signs That Can Predict Divorce + What To Do About It

Post-COVID Life: Tips for Finding Your Path Back to Normalcy

Today, the sun rose. Tomorrow, the sun will rise. While the dependability of our solar system’s star is a given (at least for the next 4.5 billion years), many things we once took for granted in our own lives no longer are. Will they be reliable again in a post-COVID life? COVID turned the world...
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Post-COVID Life - Tips for Finding Your Path Back to Normalcy - Maison Vie New Orleans Counseling and Therapy - Family and Marriage Therapy - Susan Harrington

New Moms: Tips for Overcoming Anxiety and Bonding with Baby

Becoming a mom is difficult. Literally. First-time mothers can be in labor for up to 24 hours or more while going through three stages each with multiple parts of various lengths. And that’s the easy part. The unknown can be a scary thing, which is why self-doubt and worry are typical of moms-to-be as they prepare...
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Pandemic Fatigue: The “New Normal” and How to Save Your Sanity

Time can be a funny thing. A moment can be both long and short, especially when it comes to Pandemic Fatigue. The old saying goes, “How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.” What side of the door does Pandemic Fatigue have you on? It has been a...
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Pandemic Fatigue: The New Normal and How to Save Your Sanity
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