April 30, 2017

My Children Keep Making Mistakes

My children keep making mistakes. Yep I said it. And not just a variety of mistakes. Normally it is the same mistake again and again. And teens are pros at this, it seems. While I was generally perusing Twitter, I came across this video by Annie Fox, M. ED “Why You Should Encourage Your Children […]

Teen Stress

Hi awesome parents! Today I want to introduce to you Laura Chapman. She has written an article on Teen Stress. She is the mother of two teenage daughters. Like a third of teenagers here in the States, her daughters have shown symptoms of stress. They have come under pressure to do well in school academically, to do […]

Celebrating the Holidays with Adopted Children

Most of us had visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads when we adopted our kiddos. For some of us, it didn’t take too many Christmases to realize that these young lovelies had different ideas of celebrating the holidays. School = trauma. Playing with friends = trauma. Sleeping = trauma. Holidays = trauma. LOVE […]

Respite Care for Adopted Children – Part 2 Finding Respite Care

In my article Respite Care for Adopted Children, I stressed the need to have respite set up both for the child and for us as parents. The next step is finding appropriate respite care. This is the biggest problem because not everyone is fit to do healing (or at the very least – place holding) […]

Therapy for Adopted Children

Next up in the Adoption: Let’s Be Honest series is therapy for adopted children. This is a very real and not much talked about part of an adoptive family’s life. And vital in factoring in on the decision to adopt or not. There is a long list of therapies that could/should/need to be helpful for […]

Book Review: School Struggles by Richard Selznick, PhD

I had an opportunity to review the book School Struggles by Richard Selznick, PhD last week. The subtitle of this book is A Guide to Your Shut-down Learner’s Success. That is actually a better title because this book is a practical guidebook on navigating your mostly behaviorally challenged child through the maze of school. This […]

Parent Resources Guidance

You know the age old lament – “kids don’t come with instruction manuals!” (I have even caught myself saying it!)? Well I decided to give you some parent resources guidance. It is a bit like a manual in that I put several resources in this one article to have at your fingertips. This website also […]

Raising Sons to be Men

Raising sons to be men is hard enough in a two-parent family. But for a single mom, this can seem insurmountable. However, this is not necessarily the case anymore. That is good news for women who are struggling to be both mom and dad. There are certain traits that boys must learn (and some they must […]

Helping Kids Resolve Conflict

One of the toughest parent assignments we have is helping kids resolve conflict. Starting at an early age, we realize these babes are not born with any conflict resolution skills. Considering “mine” is right up there on one of the first words they learn. We know from that, we are going to need to be […]

Struggling with Kids Homework

School’s back in session. This brings cheers and groans from parents. The groans are for the struggling with kids homework. The cheers are for much needed breathing space from said kids! I have an idea! Let’s change things up. Click like below if you are on board! No more hassles over the homework! Done – finished, […]

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