Posts by dr.ssedwards@gmail.com

Single Fatherhood

  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE!   Single Fatherhood is not discussed as much as single motherhood. In some aspects, single fatherhood is more difficult because all the help out there for single parents is geared towards mothers. You can walk into any bookstore and find 100’s of books about being…

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Parenting Styles: Which One are You?

Psychologists have long studied how parents affect their child’s development. Finding actual cause-and-effect links between the actions of parents and future behavior of children is very difficult, however. As a parent, your approach to how you raise your child is as unique as you. People cannot just wake up and be a different person because…

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The Injustice of the Juvenile Criminal Justice System

The corrupt justice system is causing a serious impediment to any anti-corruption efforts we as a people want to change. What exactly is the criminal justice system? According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, “the criminal justice system is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties…

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The Power Of Self-Validation

When you are going through an arduous time, you may often feel alone. But for most people, there is a whole tribe around you who can help! You have to recognize that confiding in a trusted friend, co-worker, or family member can be the first step toward building a system of support that will help…

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Alternative Treatments For Children With ADHD

Update: Since it is Children’s Mental Health Week, I wanted to reintroduce the topic of Children with ADHD. Not many studies have looked at the long-term effects of ADHD medications. There has been some research done, though, and it raises red flags. Stimulant medications can be effective and provide a relative feeling of safety, but…

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Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide

This week’s blog will be focusing on a hard but real topic we must all realize is preventable if we follow the warning signs: Suicide. Specifically, suicide in young adults and adolescents. If you haven’t heard about Markeice “Mari” Brown & Mercedes Shaday Smith, they are a young couple who committed suicide a week ago…

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An Inside Guide to Single Parenthood

I am Single Parent to a 9-year-old boy. I don’t fit the stereotype of an African-American single mom. I’m 3x college educated, his dad is active in his life, we co-parent well, we do not depend on government assistance, and we are independent. What has helped is having friends and family support us in raising…

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Effects of Unresolved Trauma on Parenting

Every person is different. Every person has gone through a different life journey. Some people go through traumatic events in their lives that can affect them forever. It can lead to how they parent their own children. A parent’s experiences can have dramatic effects on their parenting behavior and children’s development.  A daughter could lose…

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How to Cultivate Positive Parent-Child Communication

Proper communication between you and your children are essential for a positive, healthy relationship. In addition, the way you and your partner converse with other members of the family can have an impact on your child’s development. Starting your children early with a good communication foundation will help as they get older. The good communication…

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Time Management for Busy Parents

Managing your time as an adult will always be a constant struggle, but being a parent and managing your time adds an extra weight. Being a parent and having a career will mean juggling two consuming and demanding jobs. I am going to share tips on how to organize your time and nurture a strong,…

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