Category Archives: In the News

Listen: Changing the Face of Yoga Podcast

ctfoypodcastStephanie Cunningham of “Changing the Face of Yoga” podcast recently interviewed Katie on how she integrates restorative yoga in her mental health practice to aid in managing symptoms of traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and self-injury.  Listen here.

Building Your Child’s Character & Self-Esteem

mommatters_315Self-esteem and self-worth development, character building, and competency recognition are journeys each child finds themselves on as they grow and mature.  Supporting children on this journey is vital and can be difficult at times.  Attending this discussion, you will be able to recognize each of your child’s uniqueness and gain or reinforce the tools to foster this development through adolescence as they reach their “enoughness.”

Katie is honored to present at Charlotte Parent’s Mom Matters Event on Friday, March 4th.  Tickets are now on sale for $20.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit their website here.

 

Post Partum in Dads?

A study was done recently that reported 40% of dads who spank their 1 year olds are depressed.  This brings light to a relatively new concept; post partum depression in dads.  It is reported that more dads are feeling low after the birth of their child because of unemployment rates and increased time at home.  More fathers are stay at home dads who are feeling the pressures stay at home moms have felt for decades.

 

More pediatricians are screening fathers for signs of depression when they bring their baby in for check ups.  Researchers also found that fewer dads are reading to their children which decreases bonding.  Researchers expressed concern over dads spanking children 1 year of age because of the increased chance of injury and that these children are less likely to form the connection between their behavior and the spanking.

 

Many moms are reluctant to admit feelings of post partum depression and dads are even less likely to report.  Post partum depression affects about 25% of women.  Researchers and pediatricians recommend mental health services to new parents who report having these feelings.

 

Check out the article from USAToday.

Obama Addresses Bullying

Media attention has recently focused on to the subject of bullying.   Many victims or their families have spoken out on their experiences and several celebrities have been involved with public service announcements.  Last week, President Obama convened a White House conference on bullying. 

Invited to attend the conference were about 150 parents, students, and teachers who spoke of their experiences and devised ways to prevent bullying in the future.

Obama spoke about bullying he endured related to his name and the way his ears stuck out.  Michelle Obama encouraged parents open communication with their children so that they feel comfortable talking about school.

 

Check out the full article at USAToday.

 

Bullying is increasing more and more every year.  Students are teased at school, in the community, and electronically.  More attention has been brought to the subject because social media has been used to bully.  You Tube videos of kids beating a peer or Facebook pages dedicated to bringing someone else down have been created.

 

It’s nice to see more attention brought to the subject matter so that hopefully one day we can eliminate bullying.