Pandemic-related grief, we’re all experiencing it in our own way. Today, Virginia Family Therapy’s very own Jesse Dice is on the Pod to tell us all about the how and why.
This week we’re speaking directly to the teens.
If you’re dreading going to school, school feels empty, you’re feeling disconnected from friends or socializing and school in general are feeling hard, we want you to know that this is completely normal and you’re not alone.
Surprise, surprise: we’re bringing Jason Frishman back on today!
In the Journeyman Foundation, Jason’s coaching group for fathers, Jason and the other fathers talk about how daily life is an adventure and fatherhood a journey. Lucky for us, Jason will be sharing his favorite tools to stay connected with your families so you can start applying these things at home today.
Last week we shared the new term ‘pandemic flux’ with you. Remember: blunted emotions, spikes in anxiety or depression, and the need to make drastic changes in your life.
Our teens are particularly vulnerable to pandemic flux. That’s why this week we’re taking a deep dive into the effect of pandemic flux on our kids and particularly our teens.
Have you been experiencing spikes of anxiety or depression lately? Or do you sometimes just feel numb? Maybe you’ve been feeling the desire to drastically change something about your life?
Let us tell you this: you’re not alone and there’s nothing wrong with you.
What you’re experiencing is called Pandemic Flux and it has exactly those symptoms.
Fatherhood. What does it mean to you?
Inter-generationally and culturally, we’ve passed down gender roles but things are changing and we find ourselves on a massive turning point. As a society, we’re redefining what it means to be a man, a father.
Today’s important topic is not only for moms to be, as many people might think. As we’re taking a deep dive into post partum anxiety and depression with Kayla Hayes, it becomes clear that the knowledge that’s being shared today is important for both moms and dads. Whether you plan on having a baby, your third child is on the way or you’re looking at your pregnancy retrospectively, today’s episode is for you.
We expect our kids to listen but they expect the same thing from us. And even though we might feel like we’re listening to them, to our kids it can feel like we’re not. The issue here is not that we’re not good listeners, it’s probably more that we’re not good at showing them that we’re listening.
Our kids are resilient. True comeback kids. Still, this specific time in the pandemic is a hard one for kids and parents alike. Why is that? And how do we help our kids around this pandemic?
Do you ever feel confused about how you are supposed to talk about your feelings as a parent? On the one hand, we are supposed to “shield” our children from the ups and downs of life and not talk about our feelings. On the other hand, aren’t we supposed to model healthy emotional expression and teach them that feelings are important?