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Helping Your Shy Child

Shyness often accompanies an introvert who hasn’t quite learned how to navigate her need for solitude and companionship. Do you have a shy child? Here, Amanda Hamilton Roos offers six ways to help shy children gain self-confidence.

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Saying No

I have never had much trouble saying no to things that would detract from my happiness rather than add to it. For me, feeling comfortable saying no comes down to four basic strategies.

What are the moments that ground you? www.powerofmoms.com

Anchored by Beautiful Moments

A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.

Post Partum Depression is real. This is a great resource for help. www.powerofmoms.com

10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Postpartum Depression

My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.

Do you act or react when your kids throw a fit in public? www.powerofmoms.com

Why Do I Care? Keeping Public Tantrums in Perspective

Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.

How do you equip your child to deal with mean kids? www.powerofmoms.com

When Kids Are Mean

It’s happened to all of us, but somehow it’s so much more painful when it happens to our kids! What do you do when your child comes home in tears because of mean kids? Here are some insights to help your child feel tough when the bullies get rough.

What puts you in PONDER mode? www.powerofmoms.com

Running to Realize

Running can be so arduous and even embarrassing if you’re lugging extra pounds around with you. So why did I run during those difficult months? I needed to. I needed that time to think, to wonder why, to be in my own head and try to make sense of my world.

Circumstances sometimes just take you off guard and leave you wondering how to respond. www.powerofmoms.com

Picture Story: Nothing Left to Do but Love

Our bumpy morning was a simple reminder to me that when my kids are having a tough moment and I find myself guessing what I should do next, it never hurts to take a step back, regroup, reach into my heart, and dish out some extra unconditional love.