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Co-Parenting Through the School Year

The start of a new school year is pretty nostalgic, right? All sharpened number-two pencils and crisp-white-notebook paper. You can basically smell it.  But like any change in routine for families, the start of a new school year is an upheaval. All… Read More

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How to Calm Your Anxious Child

The kids and teens I counsel worry a lot. They worry about their family, friends, appearance, homework, their future, what people think of them, and unexpected changes. If you are the parent of an anxious child, you are not alone. Anxiety is… Read More

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5 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Confidence

Every parent wants their kid to grow up confident. We all want our kids to be convinced of their place in the world, bold in their approach to life, self-reliant and courageous when it comes to their perception of themselves. But as… Read More

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5 Tips on Co-Parenting After Divorce

If you’ve read any blog I’ve ever written about divorce, I always say the same thing at least once—no matter the circumstances surrounding your separation, getting divorced sucks. That being said, there are things you can put into practice that take away… Read More

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Tough Conversations That Benefit Your Whole Family

A little over a year ago, I lost my wife—the love of my life of nearly ten years—to a two-year battle with breast cancer. She didn’t go down without a fight. She didn’t go down without a story. She didn’t go down… Read More

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Parenting With a Chronic Illness

I am a parent to three active, beautiful children. I am also chronically ill. Parenting when you have chronic illnesses is very challenging. However, as strange as it may sound, I truly believe I am the best mother I can be because… Read More

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Raising Future Adults: How the Role Changes for Parents of Autistics

On a recent visit to my parents, I offered to help drain a pot of noodles for lunch. “No,” my dad said. “You’ll burn yourself,” and shooed me away. I was 4 going on 46. Always. Some parents navigate the awkward transition… Read More

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5 Things We’ve Learned from a Year of Pandemic Parenting

A year of pandemic parenting.  A year. Just one?  Are we sure about that? I gotta be honest. I know one year equals 365 days, but I think it feels more accurate to label our time this way: t h r e… Read More

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6 Truths for Any Special Needs Parent

“What’s your advice for a new special-needs parent?”  As a mother to an adult child with multiple disabilities, I get asked this often. It’s usually from a parent or caregiver struggling with a fresh diagnosis, or a compassionate friend (aka “first responder”)… Read More