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Important Message from Park Slope Parents (PSP): Just a reminder, PSP member posts are not checked for accuracy. The content is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. www.parkslopeparents.com is not intended to, and does not, provide medical advice diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on the PSP groups or on the www.parkslopeparents.com website. Never rely on information in an e-mail or on our web site in place of seeking professional medical advice.

Please visit our recommendations section of the website to find PSP member reviews of mental health professionals.

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Expectant Parents Mental Health Check-In with The Motherhood Center

Park Slope Parents and The Motherhood Center held two mental health check-ins in 2020 and 2021 for expectant parents. Thanks to everyone who came! Here are some takeaways from both sessions that may be relevant to all of you.

For more, check out the Park Slope Parents Birthing Toolkit, which has tons of resources and words of wisdom to help you through pregnancy and delivery in the time of coronavirus—including a full section on Caring for Your

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The New Normal: Parenting Tweens & Teens in Uncertain Times, a PSP Webinar with Fara Jones, LCSW

PSP hosted a webinar with teen-whisperer Fara Jones to help parents reset our preconceived notions about adolescence and offer strategies to cope with what's coming next. From technology to schooling to routines, Fara discussed how this uncertain world is affecting every strata of teendom and the best ways to help.

To get access to more events like this one, and to bond with fellow Brooklyn parents going through the teen-raising journey,join

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PSP Decision-Making During COVID, for Parents of Babies & Toddlers

Park Slope Parents recently hosted a webinar with Samuel Jeannite, PsyD, and Mandi White-Ajmani, PhD, of Small Brooklyn Psychology. Dr. Sam and Dr. Mandi shared some insight on acknowledging the realities of Covid-19, approaching the decision-making process, and reaching a conclusion that works for your family.

Read on for their wisdom—and to get access to more webinars like these, join Park Slope Parents HERE!

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Managing Transition, Back-To-School During Covid: A PSP Coping Webinar

Park Slope Parents hosted a Coping Webinar with Dr. Nanika Coor on managing the transition to school (whatever that looks like)for our kids. Here are some notes and resources that came out of her webinar.

Dr. Coor started with a reminder to hold space for ourselves and for what we have been through over the past five months; it’s a lot. There’s more to come, but being mindful of what we’ve endured and how we’ve been successful so far (even if it

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Tips for Leaving Work Stresses at Work

Do you bring the anxiety of work home with you?  Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to let go of job related stress.  Here are tips parents have shared about how they let go of work-related negativity. 

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Insight into Adolescence with Michael Davidovits, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Michael Davidovits, one of PSP's trusted experts in child and adolescent psychology, joined us for a webinar and shared insight into our tweens and teens through the filter of this challenging year.

Are you a parent in Brooklyn? Join PSP today to connect with our Tweens & Teens Group and build your support network. Already a member? Join the Tweens & Teens group here.

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PSP Mental Health Check-In: STILL HOME for the Holidays with Joey Ackerman, LCSW-R

Park Slope Parents hosted a webinar with Joey Ackerman, LCSW-R, who shared wisdom on handling the realities of this holiday season and accepting the challenging emotions it may bring.

To get access to more events like this one, and to find solidarity with other parents in Brooklyn navigating life and raising kids during the pandemic, join the Park Slope Parents community today!

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How to Handle Holiday Stress

Christmas can bring more than presents, cookies and Santa Claus. With it can come stress, worry and anxiousness.  It's easy to get overwhelmed by the Holiday buzz and feel like yourself spinning out of control.

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Resources for Coping with Tragedy

“The very worst part of grief is that you can't control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can.” —Grey’s Anatomy.

Below are resources to help children and families cope with traumatic events in the family, community, and world.

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Wisdom/support for serious marital rough patch

Advice from PSP members about dealing with rough patches in a marriage/partnership.

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Resources for Parents Under Stress

Parenting can be hard, especially with a limited support system. PSP can help by providing a community of neighbors who’ve been there and done that. Still, sometimes you need more than like-minded fellow parents. Many of us have times when we need professional assistance (for the good of our whole families).  If you are feeling like you need professional help, here are some resources to turn to...

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Helping a friend with postpartum depression: "How can I be a good friend?"

A PSP parent asked their group what they can do to help a friend with postpartum depression. Also known as PPD or postnatal depression, postpartum depression is a condition a parent may suffer from following childbirth. There is no single cause but it often results from a combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to parenthood and fatigue.

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Back-to-School Mental Health Check-In: August 2021

Child Therapist and School Counselor Danielle Bocchino joined Park Slope Parents for a conversation about going back to school this September, where she shared advice for parents on managing their emotions and helping kids transition smoothly back into school.

Read on for key takeaways—and if you’re a parent who’s not yet a member of PSP, join us today to tap into the support of a compassionate community.

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Improving Parent Coping and Self-Care with Small Brooklyn Psychology

As parents, we put so much of ourselves into our kids.

Sometimes—especially this year—this can leave us feeling depleted and brittle. In turn, this keeps us from being the parents we aspire to be. How can we break this cycle?

Small Brooklyn Psychology hosted a webinar with therapist Sam Jeannite, PsyD, who addressed these concerns with evidence-based strategies for coping with stress, managing frustration, and making time for our own self-care.

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Mental Health Check-In for Dads/Partners with The Motherhood Center and Justin Lioi

PSP held a Mental Health Check-In for Dads and Support Partners on Monday, December 14th, at 8:00pm, with:

Justin Lioi, LCSW

Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW, Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer at the Motherhood Center  

Here’s a link to the webinar, though the notes cover the majority of the points made during the hour. Here's also a recent PSA about Mental Health you can watch (and maybe show to any moms you're worried about.)

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Working Moms Mental Health Check-In: Webinar Notes

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us for our most recent mental health check-in! Beth Manitsky, LMSW, who practices here in Park Slope, offered some tools and advice to put everything into perspective and help us recognize that we’re not going through it alone. Below, we’ve compiled some key takeaways from the check-in.

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Mental Health Check-In for Parents of Elementary School Kids

Last week we had a Mental Health Check-In for Parents of Elementary School Kids with psychologist Mandi White-Ajmani, PhD, from Small Brooklyn Psychology. Here are some of the key takeaways that came out of that check-in. Feel free to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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PSP Members Advice about Post-Partum Depression and PMAD

PSP members share their personal experiences with post-partum depression (PPD) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD).

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Help, Resources, and Advice for Stressed Out Parents, Post Partum Depression (PPD), and PMADs

If you are feeling stressed out and feeling alone? Do you find yourself wondering if you could have post partum depression (PPD) or  a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD)? Here are a list of warning signs from the Post Partum Depression Center, as well as links to personal experiences and stories from local parents about how they deal with feelings of stress and depression.

 

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