As long as we’ve been momming, we’ve been mom-shaming. The Internet just lets us do it on a grand scale. In this installment, I talk with Dr. Kelly Odenweller, a professor of communication at Iowa State University. Turns out, mom-shaming is predictable and quantifiable. Specific types of moms are shamed for specific types of behaviors, and some moms are more universally shamed than others. Post-Traumatic Parents are super-vulnerable to mom-shaming. Let’s discuss why we mom-shame, and what to do about it.
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- It's Time to Embrace the Term "Psychodiversity"The time has come to embrace divergence, not dysfunction, as a model for psychological functioning. A case for using the term "psychodiversity," as opposed to the pathology model.
- "My Kid Is Stressed!" An Rx for Stress Without Side EffectsWe've always known reading to kids is beneficial. New research demonstrates the mechanisms by which it lowers stress. This has some major implications for parenting all kids.
- Help! I Had a Panic Attack in Front of My Kids, Now What?It can be difficult to talk to children about our own trauma, but we can't always avoid it. Here are some guidelines on how to do it.