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Charissa West

Charissa West
Charissa West is a high school classroom teacher turned stay-at-home, work-at-home mom. When she’s not chasing around her three young sons, she works as an online teacher and freelance writer. She shares her honest, sarcastic, hilarious thoughts on parenting on her blog, The Wild, Wild West, with the goal of helping moms laugh at anything motherhood may throw at them.
mom trying to console teen daughter who suffers from rejection sensitive dysphoria

What Is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Rejection is hard for anyone, but if it’s exceedingly painful and difficult to cope with, it could be Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD). This is a...
teen talking with child therapist in office

What Does a Child Therapist Do?

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the roles of different professionals in helping children with their mental health. This is particularly true in the...
child and therapist doing occupational therapy

What Is Occupational Therapy And Could It Help Your Child?

Once you become a parent, you’re constantly learning about developmental milestones. If your child has any special needs, you’re also frequently catapulted into a...
boy with child psychologist on bean bag chairs

What Does A Child Psychologist Do And Should My Child See One?

A child psychologist is a professional who is trained in the psychological processes of children. They're also experts in how the minds and behaviors...
boy with paint on his hands in sensory processing disorder therapy

Could My Child Have Sensory Processing Disorder?

Loud noises and excessive activity can be overwhelming for anyone. But if typical, everyday sensory experiences overwhelm your child, it could be sensory processing...
father and daughter outside possible early signs of autism

Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Should Know

One of the hardest things about the early years of parenting is that everything is brand new territory. New parents spend a lot of...
child and parent IEP meeting with teacher

What Is An IEP And Does My Child Need One?

If your child is struggling to learn, you may be at your wits' end. Learning challenges can stem from a variety of causes, but...
babylist registry

Why A Babylist Registry Is The Perfect Baby Registry

Creating a baby registry is an incredibly fun part of getting ready for a new baby. You get to explore all kinds of adorable...
geriatric pregnancy

What Is A Geriatric Pregnancy? GERIATRIC, Really?

The 21st century has seen many changes in the way we live AND reproduce! The average age of first births in the United States...

Intrusive Thoughts Postpartum – When To Seek Help

The postpartum period is a whirlwind for new moms. There’s sleep deprivation, feeding challenges, and dramatic hormonal shifts -- to say nothing of the...