We overcomplicate it. We forget that parenting doesn’t take tools, it takes relationship. We want our kids to behave so we read a book on “The Top Three Ways to Stop Your Child From…”. We look to counsellors and medications to “fix” our children. The need to feel connected… and then counselling, medication, and books […]
Help! This was not in the book!
Helpful Links A. http://bipolarchild.com/B. http://stephaniejthompson.com/home/help-that-wasnt-in-the-book/C. http://www.tiltparenting.com/D. https://www.drmanipavuluri.com/E. https://childmind.org/F. https://www.thekennedyforum.org/G. https://www.nami.org/H. https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/special-needsI. www.keyministry.comJ. https://www.adhdchildhood.com/ K. https://conniejakab.com/blog/ L. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline M. https://www.mghclaycenter.org N. https://kidshelpline.com.au/ (peer support) O. https://www.themamaontherocks.com/ Books A. The Bipolar Child, Demitri Papolos, M.D. and Janice PapolosB. What Works For Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope For Parents, Dr. Mani PavuluriC Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the […]
As I scan across the byte-sized headlines filling my social media accounts, an increasingly common phrase beckons my attention. “Mental Health” is finally gaining a common place in our cultural vernacular. In the midst of strong opinions regarding the current ills of the American narrative, “Mental Health” becomes a tossed-around phrase connected to resolutions. But, […]
We all belong to each other. In these days of social distancing, my soul and my body miss the daily connections. Specifically, I am aware of the absence of those with whom I engage in my routines. As a substitute teacher, I float around to different schools but because of repeated contact, these students and […]
We don’t always eat dinner at the table. Especially right now. Our dining room table has morphed into a cubicle for my husband and a desk for my daughter. I’d like to say the current surreal way of life for many of us contributed to our current behavior. But, truthfully, this set-up isn’t completely new […]