Informed Relationships

Our Lives As Dads By Robert Nickell | RPh

When I created Daddy & Company and our signature product, DaddyScrubs, I had clear goals in mind: to recognize the important role of fathers in a family and to include them in a process (pregnancy, labor, delivery, and parenthood) where almost all of the available information...

5 Key Principles for Happy Parents and Effective

Parenting By Alyssa Berlin | PsyD

I want to share some principles for happy parents and effective parenting. But before I do, I want you to know that I am a firm believer that your ability to care for others, be it a partner or a child, stems from nurturing yourself. If you are completely depleted, then you have nothing to give to others....

Oil and Water: Navigating Fatherhood Expectations

By Alyssa Berlin | PsyD

Sometimes, the difference between our expectations and reality is like the difference between oil and water. When this happens, especially when it concerns something very important to us, it can be hard to catch our breath, let go of what we had planned, and instead learn to ‘go with the flow’...

Relationship Between Partners By Alyssa Berlin | PsyD

Yes, you can have a new baby and keep the love and intimacy in your relationship – Dr. Alyssa Berlin, a psychologist who works primarily with expectant couples and new parents, explains how. As you prepare for the arrival of a new baby, it’s natural to think about the people you....

Relationship With the In-Laws By Alyssa Berlin | PsyD

The old saying: "you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them" must have been referring to parents/in-laws. Nothing challenges your relationship with your parents more than joining the ranks and becoming parents!!  Yikes!!  I am one of them.....

Relationship Amongst Friends By Dr. Alyssa Berlin | PsyD

So much changes when you have a child, and I’m not just talking about your sleep schedule! You can also expect significant changes in your relationships with your partner, your parents and in-laws, and your friends. This installment of my series – part three of three – focuses on the changes you might experience within your circle of friends...