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Homework. Teens. ADHD.

  It is hard raising kids with ADHD. They can be hyper, emotional, disorganized, forgetful, and so much more. They lose their pencils, lunch, jackets, and any else that’s not attached. They forget to do their homework, or to turn it in. The older they get, the higher the stakes. By the… Read More >>

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How Technology Affects Relationships

Have you ever wondered how technology affects relationships or the future of dating?  After finally watching the movie “Her”, my mind is spinning with so many thoughts and questions about the ways technology affects relationships.  The idea that one could actually develop a relationship with an inanimate object is truly disturbing.  Yet,… Read More >>

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Don’t Make Resolutions

I don’t make resolutions, especially at the beginning of the year. You might ask why. Because it is a set-up for failure. And failure leads to self-loathing, which can lead to depression and take a toll on your self-esteem. Furthermore, most resolutions are unrealistic and unattainable to begin with. Now you may… Read More >>

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HOW TO BE THANKFUL WHEN YOU’RE NOT

Have you ever wondered how to be thankful when you’re not? It’s no easy task. With relationship problems, financial woes, workplace hardships, and difficult children, it’s no wonder we can’t always find something to be thankful for. Rather, it is easier to get stuck with negative thoughts and beliefs that everyone else… Read More >>

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When the Challenges of Raising a Child With Special Needs Becomes Too Much: One Mother’s Attempted Murder-Suicide

Raising a child with special needs, such as autism, can be challenging, as most of us know. But never would I imagine what happened recently. As I read the recent article about a mother that attempted to kill herself and her daughter with special needs, all I could do was feel sad.… Read More >>

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I JUST NEEDED A BREAK

I just needed a break. Plain and simple. If anybody is wondering where I’ve been and why you haven’t seen my blogs lately, it’s because I JUST NEEDED A BREAK. I decided to practice what I preach. I realized that every day, I’m talking with people and encouraging them to take a… Read More >>

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Are You Happy? – Finding and Keeping Happiness

Are you happy? When is the last time you even thought about that question? What does that even mean to you? Why is it so hard to answer? If you are a parent, especially if you are a single parent, work outside of the home, or have a child with special needs,… Read More >>

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How to Survive Summer Vacation With Kids: 5 Tips

Are you wondering how to survive summer vacation with kids? Do you find it funny that it’s even called summer vacation? Who is it a vacation for? The children…definitely. The teachers…usually. The parents…not a chance! Having your kids home day after day, week after week, can make even the best parent go… Read More >>

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Raising Mentally Ill Children: What It’s Really Like

Raising mentally ill children is no easy task. Having tuned in this week to “psych week” on Discovery Fit & Health, I must admit that my heart aches for these families. I watched episodes about children with bipolar disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Discovery Channel did an excellent job producing these shows, but… Read More >>

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Entitled Children: Have We Gone Too Far?

Many feel that we are raising a generation of entitled children worse than ever before. We give constant praise for mediocrity and fear damaging our children’s self-esteem if we are honest. But have we gone too far? Last week, one of my friends wrote on Facebook “my son just received a trophy… Read More >>

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