This story is part of Amy Bell’s Parental Guidance column, which airs on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition.
Parenting can be one of the greatest joys of a person’s life — but it can also be one of the toughest challenges they will ever face.
If a parent is dealing with mental health issues such as postpartum depression or anxiety, it can be a truly heart-breaking time for a family. You are expected to feel joy and connection to your kids and anything less feels like a failure to society and to your own family.
Parenting can be monotonous, isolating and not at all what we expected.
Dr. Michal Regev is a registered psychologist, and a
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