Michelle Blessing

Michelle Blessing is a freelance writer with LoveToKnow. She has been writing on parenting and mental health topics for the last three years. She has over 15 years experience in the field through her work as a parent educator, therapeutic support staff and clinical therapist. Michelle holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Death and Grieving

Michelle has experience helping people deal with death and grieving through her work as a mental health counselor. Michelle has understanding of the grieving process, and she has the skill and knowledge to help people navigate through this difficult time.

Kids

Michelle has worked with babies and children for over 15 years. She has worked in schools, in the community and in homes assisting parents and children with a variety of issues. She has taught parenting education classes to both adults and teen moms, with topics ranging from child development, budgeting and anger management. Michelle, as the mother of two sons (ages three and five) she is familiar with the day-to-day parenting dilemmas faced by many. She writes from both a personal and professional perspective on family and child issues.

Dating and Relationships

As a mental health professional, Michelle is familiar with the ins and outs of relationships. She has experience conducting couples and family therapy, assisting people who are struggling with relationship problems. Michelle's personal experience with the many people she has encountered through therapy will add depth and poise to her writing.

Most Recent Contributions by Michelle Blessing

Single Parents and Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty nest syndrome is a psychological condition that affects parents when their children grow up and leave home. Although not formally recognized as ... Read More

Blended Family Statistics

The blended family is a new type of family structure and one that has only recently begun to be studied extensively. As this family structure becomes ... Read More

Types of Family Structures

Family structure has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. The "Leave it to Beaver" family is no longer the standard, and several variations on ... Read More

What Is Considered Immediate Family?

Sometimes known as first-degree relatives, your immediate family are those who are part of your everyday life. However, some workplaces may expand the ... Read More

Virtual Co-Parenting

Many children grow up in a divorced home or have parents who were never married and are now separated, or even parents who were never in a serious rel ... Read More

All Contributions by Michelle Blessing

Michelle Blessing