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Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone. As information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, many families are experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Employers and… Read More

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Manejando el miedo y la ansiedad durante una pandemia de salud

Si está luchando sobre cómo manejar la creciente ansiedad de su familia sobre la actual crisis de salud pública, no está solo. A medida que la información sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19) continúa desarrollándose, muchas familias experimentan una amplia gama de pensamientos, sentimientos… Read More

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Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality

When my son was three years old, his school introduced him to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He became completely fascinated with Dr. King, so my husband and I walked with him down an MLK rabbit hole. Well, an MLK rabbit hole… Read More

Special Topics | Widen The Circle

How to Support Someone Through Grief

This year, Creed Campbell would have celebrated his 14th birthday. His mom, Stephanie, should’ve been struggling through teenage angst by now, the miscommunication that comes with being a teen parent, and the “Mom, you just don’t understand!” proclamations from behind a closed… Read More

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Autism and the #BLESSED Life

Autism. Diagnosis code 299.00 Our toddler could barely walk when his future ran out on him. The slippery slope from diagnosis to the dissolution of dreams is steep and cruel. Regardless how rare a child’s condition, the heart of every special-needs parent… Read More

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Journeying Through a Tough Diagnosis

Sometimes you get news that should seem bad—devastating even, but sometimes that news comes with a sigh of relief. A peace that you never thought possible. That’s the feeling we felt when we finally got a diagnosis for our 4-year-old Dylan. After a… Read More

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Hope Boomerangs Back

Guest Post by Tahni Cullen “Pray for others that you may be healed,” (James 5:16). These words wouldn’t leave me alone. I really needed some encouragement––a prayer, a note, anything. From somebody. From an “other.” Six months into my Josiah’s autism diagnosis,… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

The Suicide Talk

Most parents know when they have kids that at some point they’ll have “the talk.” The one about the birds and the bees that incites awkwardness. Or some parents will leave a book with confusing anatomical drawings. (Thanks Mom.) Even still, there… Read More