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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 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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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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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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Parents of Children with Disabilities or Special Needs: How to Parent and Deal with Stress

Parenting is hard enough. But when your child has a disability or special needs, it’s not just a whole different ballpark…it’s a whole different game. You will be put to the test on a daily basis. You will need to learn how to deal with an insurmountable amount of stress, and must… Read More >>

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