Caitlin & Chelsea are both Registered Psychologists that run private practices, provide virtual support, and together have created MamaPsychologists to provide psycho-education support to parents after pregnancy & with toddlers.
Caitlin is a mom of 2. She has a little boy who is 3 and a one-year-old little girl, which keeps her super busy and on the go!
Chelsea is a mom of 1. Her son was very eager and arrived at 27 weeks’ gestation and has recently turned one.
Between the two of them, we’ll chat homeschool after pregnancy & with toddlers.
Together, they have training in perinatal mental health, children’s mental health, trauma, parenting concerns, and attachment-based therapy. They offer support on parent concerns, children’s mental health, perinatal mental health (postpartum anxiety and/or depression, parental burnout, transition to motherhood), birth trauma/NICU, and parenting attachment therapy.
Have a post-partum coping plan. And have an idea how you’re going to deal with stress, recognize your warning signs. Do you have a support system to help you identify if you’re not doing so well? Plan in advance.Chelsea, MamaPsychologist
Advice for Homeschool after Pregnancy & with Toddlers:
- Recognize how long the post-partum period is: longer than you think it is.
- Buckle your toddler in the carseat and breathe. They’re safe & you can take a mental break.
- Book a Zoom Grandparent date once a week.
- Know that kids are super resilient, even when they’re not constantly with other kids during this pandemic season.
- Give them concerted heart-to-heart contact throughout the day, but don’t worry: they don’t need constant engagement.
- Daily speak mama mantras to remind yourself what is true.
- Carve out time alone every day.
- Set time limits on your work at home.
- Allow for all your toddler’s emotions, and validate them, so they can learn emotional regulation.
- Self-care can be so many different things for so many different people: maybe it’s going to therapy, maybe it’s listening to music, or maybe it’s vacuuming.
You can find Chelsea & Caitlin online at:
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