Tamar Saperstein

Tamar Saperstein

Bio

Everyone has affectionately called Tamar by her nickname “Tami” since she was a tot. Tami is 36 years-old and lives in Rockland County, NY with her husband and three energetic and adorable children. Professionally, she has been working as a pediatric school-based Occupational Therapist for nearly fifteen years. She is currently working on her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, getting into deep discussions about women’s and couple’s issues, writing, reading, and driving her kids from one entertaining activity to the next.

Tamar Saperstein Articles

Creating better mental health

10 Tips For Creating Better Mental Health

Life happens. It’s a reality we all face. We all have unique personal challenges and stresses. However, it doesn’t mean that we have to go through life constantly feeling stressed or unhappy. Good mental health takes work and conscious thought. Here are some tips to create better mental health.

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The Difference Between Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder can often overlap. Understanding the difference is a first step in getting proper care for them and yourself, and being able to better relate to each other.

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11 Myths On How To Raise Respectful Children

Is it just me, or is our society’s youth today really struggling with respect? I’ve worked with kids for years and I’ve got three children of my own. Things that didn’t fly when I was a kid (and that wasn’t so long ago!) are either ignored or let go. An example: I’d never even dream of calling my teachers or parents by their first name.

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A Simple Way to Prevent Vaginal and Urinary Tract Infections

When I was first married, I found myself constantly suffering from painful and awful vaginal and urinary tract infections. The doctor prescribed the same regimen of antibiotics for each type of infection. I’d heartily suffer through the weeklong course of medication, awaiting my pain and itch-free days to come, as the antibiotics worked their magic.

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How Motherhood Changed My Feminism

l long prided myself on being a "strong, independent, beautiful, staunch feminist." But then I found out I was pregnant—and everything changed.

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Why I Decided To Medicate My ADHD Children

I was haggard, exhausted, and feeling hopeless. "When are my kids ever going to be normal?" I felt deep down it would never happen.

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How I Coped After Surviving Two Miscarriages 

There was no reason why I should have miscarried, or so I thought. I found a thousand reasons to blame myself. Had I gotten enough rest? Was I getting enough nutrition? As my mind searched for answers and concocted a thousand reasons as to why this happened to me, I started to slowly fall into a depression.

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The Mommy Guilt And What It Means To Have It All

In less than two years, I went from the fast-paced life of having a full-time job, while attending graduate school and going out with my friends at night, to being married and a full-time stay-at-home mother. My life took a sudden 180-degree turn, and at times felt like it was standing still.

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Why I Turned My Back On Divorce

"How could I truly know after only two years, whether my marriage could just be a mistake?"

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These Are The Realities Facing Transgender Youth

41% of transgender people in the U.S. have attempted suicide, 19% are refused medical care, and 2% report having been assaulted in doctor's offices.

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