December 11, 2017

Therapeutic Parenting Techniques

Next up in the Adoption: Let’s Be Honest series is therapeutic parenting techniques. Sounds like some hocus pocus language, right? That is what I thought too! I was so confused about why my parenting instincts seemed to be way off the mark at the most critical moments. I didn’t normally yell, wasn’t a belitter, didn’t […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving – or Is It?

Hi All! Today I was musing over this upcoming holiday (and wondering how I am going to get everything cooked in my one oven!). It seems to be an interesting holiday. You see, are we really thankful for what we have or only the good things we have? Let me tell you where I am […]

Stop Arguing With Me!

Hi All – Teenagers love to argue don’t they? They like to say they are discussing, but we know what’s going on. Why? Because we were teenagers once. Oh but don’t tell them that because they think that this time and space is unique only to them and we are clueless of what they are […]

Alcohol Abuse in Children: Keeping Your Child Safe

This article is from one of our great contributors. Please read and then comment letting her know you appreciated her article. Thanks! Research has shown that 80% of kids have experimented with alcohol, long before it is legal for them to drink. Adolescents experience depression, emotional anxiety, and have less practice with positive-coping skills that […]

How ADHD/Asperger’s Children Make Friends

The diagnosis of ADHD or Asperger’s carries a lot of concerns. One of these is how ADHD/Aspergers children make friends. There is hope. As a mom of 5 children, 3 with special needs, I can remember wondering will kids ever accept them. And more so, will they have close friends who want to play with […]

You Can Get The Total Transformation Program Free

Snapshot of your life: It has been determined that your child has oppositional defiant disorder issues. After the initial shock and confusion, you started researching just what this was. The results of the research proved that you no longer have to struggle with your child’s behavioral difficulties. There is help and the Total Transformation program […]

Personal Hygiene for Teenagers

“My teenager stinks”. Greasy hair, dirty teeth, smelly body odor, YUCK! In talking to other parents, it sometimes seems personal hygiene for teenagers ranks right up there with drug and alcohol use. Most of us feel like their unkempt appearance is a direct reflection of our parenting abilities. What is a parent to do? Relax 1st. […]

Stop Bullying Now

We know that bullying is as major problem today. Part of the problem is that there are so many more avenues in which a child can be bullied. Cyber bullying is a big one. In fact, this has drawn so much attention that the government has developed a Stop Bullying Now website. As parents, it […]

Responsibility is a Four Letter Word!

I have a child who is self-declared lazy. He has no bones about looking you straight in the eye and saying “NO” when asked to do something. And if he is mad because he can’t do something he wants, simply walking away is his method of rejection your request. Only if there is a tangible […]

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