Category Archives: Therapy

How to Live Life with Long-term Physical Illness

How to Live Life with Long-term Physical Illness Many people resort to grief, isolation and depression when they learn about their long-term physical illness. Life will never be the same knowing that your days are numbered because of your sickness. However, as hard as it is, there are still millions of things that you can do to live your life to the fullest. Your illness should never prohibit you from enjoying life instead it should be your reason for having a more meaningful one. How to stay positive? Staying positive with your long-term physical illness will never be a walk […]

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Dealing with a Long-term Physical Illness

Dealing with a Long-term Physical Illness Staying healthy is always a priority, especially these days. No one wants to hear that they are sick, especially if they have to deal with this physical illness in the long-term. Having a long-term physical illness often equates to misery and despair. Medical professionals see the significant relationship between long-term physical sickness and mental health. They all agree that mental health issues arise when the person learns that he/she has to deal with the illness for the rest of his/ her life. Living the Truth about your Physical Health Majority of the people these […]

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7 Ways to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

7 Ways to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens Most societies considered teen pregnancy as a stigma. Pregnant and parenting teens are too young, immature and inexperienced to hold such a big responsibility. They should be in school and should only worry about what careers they want to pursue. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, out of 250,000 babies born to teen mothers, 77% of these are unplanned.  It is painful and disappointing when you see pregnant and parenting teens. You wonder how they will be able to provide and raise their children with no jobs and […]

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Teen Pregnancy and Its Effects to Mental Health

Teen Pregnancy and Its Effects to Mental Health It is reported that teen pregnancies in the country have been declining since 1991. Birth rate among teenagers aged 15 to 17 years old decreased by 7% and 4% among 18 to 19 years old. Although there is no solid evidence on why this came about, it is assumed that teenagers choose to abstain from sexual activities.    This is evidently good news, however, the country still ranks as one of the highest teen pregnancy rates among first world nations. It is still considered an alarming reality because it greatly affects the physical […]

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Helpful Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ Teens

Helpful Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ Teens Parents of LGBTQ+ teens know that coming into terms of their sexual orientation is not an easy journey. It is a life-changing decision that requires a whole level of courage and confidence especially in coming out to the family. Teens, in general, experience so many changes and issues during their adolescent years. Finding their true self is both a struggle and a crisis that requires support and understanding by their family. Coming out as an LGBTQ+ is a more serious issue to tackle that demands time, open-mindedness and unconditional love from all family […]

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Coming Out as LGBTQ+ to Your Family

Coming Out as LGBTQ+ to Your Family Just like anyone who is struggling in finding out their sexual orientation, being honest and coming out as LGBTQ+ to your family is probably one of the hardest things to do. It is a big decision that needs time and trust. It is something that requires courage and hope that your family will embrace you for who you are. Based on surveys, 92% of LGBTQ+ feels that society is more accepting of them. They hope that all people will be open and embrace their differences. This same goes to their families. They want […]

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Ways on How to Handle Discrimination in your Workplace

Ways on How to Handle Discrimination in your Workplace Discrimination in the workplace will never be acceptable even if you think the person seems not to care about it. People need to be respected regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, health, disability or social status. The world will be a better place if every person learns to accept and respect each other’s differences. Sad to say, discrimination continues to linger to this day even if there are so many organizations and groups that fight against it. Discrimination does not only cause the person pain but it can even […]

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Keeping an Eye on Discrimination and Stereotyping

 Keeping an Eye on Discrimination and Stereotyping  Discrimination and stereotyping are two issues that many love to talk about yet so few who are willing to stand and fight them. As a matter of fact, there is an increase rate of discrimination among Asians since the start of the pandemic.   These social issues become such a common scenario that people choose to ignore them as long as they are not the ones doing the actions. There may be people who are willing to help out but the majority of them tend to walk out as long as no one is […]

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5 Ways on Overcoming Gender Stereotypes

5 Ways on Overcoming Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes are still happening to this day. Society sets different levels of expectations and demands from males and females. Males are expected to be a responsible father, a romantic husband, a thoughtful son or a generous brother. Females, on the other hand, need to be a loving mother, a submissive wife, doting daughter and a trusting sister. We live in a world where, until now, there is a struggle on gender equality. There are still unwritten yet fixed roles on how each gender should act and think. Males should be the sole provider […]

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Pressures of Society on Men

Pressures of Society on Men Men have always been the superior species in society. Even until now, where feminism is strongly upheld, society still has exceptional assumptions on them. People tend to forget the fact that men can also be victims of prejudice and stereotyping. The pressures of society on men are filled with expectations and demands that can be quite challenging and stressful. Even if there is a huge change in gender soles today, men still need to constantly prove their masculinity because of the strict and rigid instructions while growing up. Perceptions of Society on Men When men […]

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8 Ways to Protect your Children against Media Violence

8 Ways to Protect your Children against Media Violence Nowadays, children have higher chances of being exposed to media violence due to the availability of technology and other channels. Parents and guardians are filled with worries and restlessness on how they can successfully protect their children from seeing aggression and violence at a young age. Looking after the children is already difficult and keeping an eye on their every move requires additional time and effort. There are parents who are busy at work and household chores and may not be able to closely monitor their children all the time.   How […]

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Media Violence and Its Effects to Children’s Behavior

Media Violence and Its Effects to Children’s Behavior Media violence is not new especially to those who are keen on watching television, listening to radio, reading newspapers and surfing the Internet. With the progress of communication and technology, they have become more accessible and convenient to all people especially, children. Sad to say, it is now easy and convenient for children to obtain information including videos and images about the violence around the world. All media outlets are broadcasting even the most violent and dangerous news without hesitation and sometimes with superficial warning. What are the effects of media violence […]

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Things You Must Do Before Ending your Marriage

Things You Must Do Before Ending your Marriage Getting a divorce is probably one of the hardest decisions you made in your married life. The thought of it sends chills of regrets and pain because you always envision yourself growing old with your spouse. Many married couples would agree that deciding to end the marriage is not an overnight judgment. It is rooted from countless disappointments, numerous cheatings, incessant abuses or immovable immature behaviors for a long time. Is ending your marriage a necessary step to take? The vows you speak at your wedding signify that the love you have […]

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The End of a Marriage

The End of a Marriage No couple wants to end their marriage. Every relationship grows because of love and commitment and seeing these fade, you instantly feel regret and pain. Everybody wants to experience their happily-ever-after. A fairy tale wedding sounds possible but a fairy tale marriage demands a fusion of hard work and compromise. It is not always a walk in the park or a bird singing and a mouse dancing. It is up to the both of you to make every minute full of love and desire. Walking away from your marriage will open doors to more complicated […]

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10 Ways to Stay Positive and Empowered as a Woman

10 Ways to Stay Positive and Empowered as a Woman Women in society face so much scrutiny and criticisms that affect their confidence and ego. In spite of the fact that women are important contributors to the world’s development, there are still a number of people who misjudge and demean their intelligence, talents and skills.  They say that even up to this day, being a woman is never easy. Yes, there is freedom to enjoy and rights that promote growth but being one always equates to many responsibilities and high expectations. How to stay positive in times of stress? Women […]

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Struggles of Empowered Women

Struggles of Empowered Women Over the years, women fight for their rights, beliefs, and position in society. It was a long and daunting journey but eventually, women have achieved the freedom and the voice they sought for a long time. In this modern age, the perceptions of women change. They are no longer the women who have to wait for their husbands and children. Household chores are not exclusively done by them. They now have the right to education, to vote and to choose whether to bear a child or not. They have the options now to expand their horizons […]

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Becoming a Better Single Parent

Becoming a Better Single Parent  Single parents are the living proof that no matter what happens, everything becomes easy if it is for the sake of the children. Being parents is never easy and it is even more difficult and demanding when you are alone raising the children. As a single parent, it is normal if you find yourself doubting and questioning every move and decision you make for your children. Taking on the roles as both father and mother requires a right balance of discipline and affection. How to initiate positive parenting as a single parent? There are no […]

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Frustrations of a Single Parent

Frustrations of a Single Parent There are no jobs in the world busier and more jam packed than that of a single parent. Being one is double the hard work and commitment. These days, being a single parent is not a big issue anymore. Though it still raises some eyebrows, it is now understandable and acceptable. Children living with a single parent is significantly increasing across America. A research study confirmed that in 130 countries, the United States has the highest number of single-parent households in the world. This is not s Raising one’s children while working hard for a […]

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10 Things Parents Can Do with their Children’s Learning Disabilities

10 Things Parents Can Do with their Children’s Learning Disabilities Learning disability is a genetic or neurological disorder. Most times, it is characterized as being dumb or lazy which is totally not. Children with learning disabilities struggle in their cognitive processes because their brains are wired differently. They are not dumb or lazy, they just understand and analyze in a manner different from other kids. Children with learning disabilities struggle in one or more specific skills like reading or writing but their disabilities do not affect their overall intelligence. What can parents do to help their children with learning disabilities? […]

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Children with Learning Disabilities

Children with Learning Disabilities In the world where advanced science and technology reign, it is easy to think that nothing can remain unsolved and impenetrable. This is where we are wrong for even to this day, the progression of different learning abilities still baffles even the most brilliant therapists and psychologists. Learning disabilities are genetic or neurological disorders. People always misconceived this as being dumb or lazy, especially in school. It happens because a child does not study and does not care about the importance of learning. Parents think that their children behave this way because they are too lazy […]

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10 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse

10 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse Unbeknownst to many, child abuse comes in many forms. It is not just physical or verbal pain inflicted to children but even neglect is considered child abuse. Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment to children and not all parents are aware that this is a real thing. As parents, your responsibilities include providing your children with their basic needs and showering them with love and care. This is considered a foundation so that they will grow up to be mature and happy individuals. What can you do to prevent child abuse? […]

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The Truth Behind Child Abuse

The Truth Behind Child Abuse Child abuse is a serious problem that can have a lasting impact. It affects children in an unimaginable way that somehow scars not just their physical state but also their emotional and psychological well-being. It is hard to think that even to this day, there are countless children who are experiencing this. Children view adults as their protector and mentor. When adults could not do this and hurt them instead, they feel that they cannot do anything. They just have to endure the pain and neglect because they are just children. What is child abuse? […]

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Easy Tips in Dealing with Parenting Stress

Easy Tips in Dealing with Parenting Stress There are no perfect parents. This is something that all parents desire but somehow remains difficult to achieve. Raising children is a love and hate relationship. So many aspects of it bring laughter and cheers and the other side often equates to frustrations, self-doubt, and regrets. The thing about parenting is it continually challenges your body and mind to their limits – from sleepless nights to potty training to raging hormones. No matter how draining and uninspiring raising your children sometimes is, you know that at the end of the day you will […]

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When Parenting Gets Tough

When Parenting Gets Tough Being a parent is a blessing because not all are given the opportunity to be one. Parenting styles may differ, but they will always boil down to one common factor- parenting is exhausting. No matter how prepared you think you are, there will be numerous episodes where you doubt and question yourself if you are really made for this job. For your new parents, taking care of children can be surprisingly overwhelming. Parents of more than one child still feel unfamiliar about parenting. Each child is a different experience, as they say.  Parenting sounds like an […]

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Ways to Enjoy a Bully-Free Life

5 Ways to Enjoy a Bully-Free Life Bullying has been an ongoing issue for many years now. It does not solely refer to physical and verbal abuse, but it is also known to leave a traumatic impact on the psychological well-being of the victims. Bullying creates an alternate world for the victims to slowly fall into isolation and depression. Anyone can be a victim of bullying. It spares no one. It can happen anywhere. In most cases, it occurs in places you think are safe such as schools or in your neighborhood. In today’s digital age, it can happen online […]

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