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I am a single mother, trying to raise my daughter with religious principles and values. It’s why I was shocked when I caught my four-year-old daughter playing with her genitals in the living room during a party at my house. I immediately chastised her in front of my guests and sent her to her room. I’m now feeling guilty for the way I reacted. Could I have done something else, and how can I fix this mess? – Motherhood Challenges

Dear Motherhood, As a therapist, I’m wondering what is the real issue here – do you have an issue with your daughter “playing with her…

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I am a middle-aged man. About one year ago, my mother, whom I was very close to all my life, and who I did not want to leave behind when I immigrated to Canada, passed away. Ever since her death, I don’t have any motivation to do anything. I stopped playing with my kids, and have no desire to smile at work. I spend most of my time sleeping. My wife says that I have stopped feeling. How can I be happy again? – Grieving Loss
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I am a middle-aged man. About one year ago, my mother, whom I was very close to all my life, and who I did not want to leave behind when I immigrated to Canada, passed away. Ever since her death, I don’t have any motivation to do anything. I stopped playing with my kids, and have no desire to smile at work. I spend most of my time sleeping. My wife says that I have stopped feeling. How can I be happy again? – Grieving Loss

Dear Grieving, Losing a loved-one is a challenging experience, and the resulting feelings, like sadness, anger and guilt, must be dealt with functionally for mourning…

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I can’t keep my plants alive. I forget to water them, or water them too much. Somehow, I always manage to kill my plants. It seems like such an easy job. Why can’t I do it right? Is something wrong with me? If I can’t even keep a cactus alive, how could I ever be a good mother? Plants should be easier to manage than babies, right? My friends always joke about this but I’m starting to think that maybe there’s some truth to that? – Motherhood Undetermined
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I can’t keep my plants alive. I forget to water them, or water them too much. Somehow, I always manage to kill my plants. It seems like such an easy job. Why can’t I do it right? Is something wrong with me? If I can’t even keep a cactus alive, how could I ever be a good mother? Plants should be easier to manage than babies, right? My friends always joke about this but I’m starting to think that maybe there’s some truth to that? – Motherhood Undetermined

Dear Motherhood, Simply put, to care for plants, you could go online and acquire information on proper watering etiquette, make a watering schedule and hang…

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