Golden Nugget

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Golden Nugget

Here are two of my favorite nuggets for parenting advice. The first is that one size does not fit all. No. What's right for this family unit might not be right here. There is no one right way to bring a baby into your life, whether you're birthing it in some way, or somebody else is birthing it for you; there is no one right way to feed your baby or to teach it how to sleep through the night. So please, watch out for fanaticism. Now, you're deciding as you go along, you're listening to various ways of doing things, but you're going to be choosing what is right for your family unit. The second nugget is that parenting, at least for human beings, is not instinctual. There are many different methods and techniques out there. So be kind with yourself, be gentle. Please, be compassionate with yourself. And certainly, you can go to a professional if you're motivated for some guidance or some help, but remember, that you're always doing the best you can and parenting is one giant, ongoing experiment. Keep your sense of humor.

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Shoshana Bennett, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist

Shoshana Bennett, PhD (“Dr. Shosh”) from the popular Radio Show is the author of Pregnant on Prozac, Postpartum Depression For Dummies, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.  She is also the creator of the new mobile app PPD Gone.  National TV shows including  20/20, Discovery Channel, The Doctors and The Ricki Lake Show feature Dr. Shosh as the pregnancy and postpartum mood expert and news stations such as CNN consult her. Several publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have written articles on Dr. Shosh’s work.  She’s interviewed regularly on national radio and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Boston Globe, Fit Pregnancy, Glamour, Parenting, Psychology Today, New York Post, Self, Cosmopolitan, and the Chicago Tribune. 

Dr. Shosh is a pioneer in the field.  She is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is a former president of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh helped develop the official Postpartum Support International training curriculum for professionals which is now considered the gold standard in the field. She has helped over 19,000 women worldwide through individual consultations, support groups and wellness seminars.  As a noted guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she travels throughout the US and abroad, training medical and mental health professionals to assess and treat postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. She earned three teaching credentials, two masters degrees, a PhD and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.

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