Baby Steps: How New Parents Can Ask for Help

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

From Dr. Colleen Cira
On Help for New Parents:

1) Before you can tell anyone what you need, you need to KNOW what you need. A new baby can come with lots of stress for lots of reasons, so every time you notice that you’ve overwhelmed, sad or anxious, stop for a moment and consider the origin of your overwhelm. Do you feel like you could pull out all of your hair when you look at your overflowing laundry basket? Do you become overwhelmed with dread when you think about needing to find something to cook and eat? Do you want to cry every time your baby cries? Is feeding your baby a daunting task?? Only by figuring out what specifically is feeling overwhelming can you start to address it so just start to notice.
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Recognizing the 5 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Catching the early warning signs of dementia is crucial in helping to get the care your loved one needs.

Talking Points from Glenn Matecun
on Dementia:

Dementia is a term that describes a variety of symptoms affecting a person’s cognitive functioning, including their ability to think, remember, and reason. Different types of dementia affect the brain in different ways, and dementia is progressive, but early detection can greatly improve your loved one’s quality of life. Here are five symptoms to look out for when you are dealing with an older loved one.

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Kids & College: Smart Talk From a Financial Advisor

Interview Kathleen E. Owings.

Financial Advisor, Kathleen Owings can discuss the topic of planning for college and how to have that important talk with your college-bound children.

Some key points that Kathleen Owings
can expand on in an interview on college planning:

Talking to your kids about finances is never easy; especially if you need to tell them that they are going to be responsible for their own college expenses. It is certainly important to have the conversation in the event that their heart is set on an ivy league college, but they do not realize that the bill will fall on them. Here’s some straight-forward advice on addressing the issue:

  1. Have that open conversation about college so everyone is on the same page. Talk to them about where they would like to go to school and what they think they want to study.
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