July 18, 2018

I was recently reminded of an exploratory dialogue that is so very  helpful when we search for  "our people".  The ones who value our unique character, talents and traits.  One of my favorites for Adults; but especially for Teens.  It goes like this:...

July 17, 2018

Parenting a child with special needs  is challenging to say the least.  Its all the emotions and physical exhaustion you can imagine.  However, If you have a child that clearly falls in the category of "special needs", there is a community that is easily identifiable....

September 20, 2016

So you just discovered that your friend or partner is cutting themselves;  I imagine you feel a little helpless and worried.  Cutting is one of the most common forms of self harm.  Whether this is the first time you've had a friend tell you this or you've heard it befo...

April 27, 2016

"Why do I cry after I meet with my sons teacher?" "Why does my mind go blank during an IEP meeting?"


These are questions I hear from parents sitting across from me and questions I ask myself!


Why? Because these meetings are stressful!  For most of us, we feel unbelieva...

April 18, 2016

My son was 6 months old when I braved the crowds and my constant anxiety to go shopping.  How easy shopping was before kids!  I simply parked the car, grabbed my purse and went along my merry way.  Now there was stuff.. lots of stuff!


I entered the restaurant...

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