The Things You Celebrate When Your Child Has Mental Health Issues

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There are a lot of things that make parenting a child with invisible special needs difficult.  Besides all the mental and physical exhaustion, extra doctors appointments and therapy sessions, we are just parents that want the best for our kids....

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He Could Do It If He Wanted…Why Kids Struggle, Sometimes

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One thing that really irritates me is that so many people say things like, “He's just not trying hard enough! I know he can do this if he wants to!  He did just fine yesterday, why is he choosing to...

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My Son Couldn’t Sleep, So Neither Could I.

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Most of us parents have had a baby that didn't sleep well or went through a phase of struggling to sleep, but what if that phase lasts years or even decades.  Many kids with a mental health diagnosis also really...

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How to Make and Use a Calming Corner

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So maybe you have heard of a calming corner but don't know how to make one or use it well.  I will show you an example of one and how to use it.  A calming corner is a special place...

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Why and How I Told My Son That He Has ADHD

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Many parents struggle with whether or not to tell their child that they have ADD or ADHD, and then how to do it.  We decided that we wanted our son to know and understand what ADHD is and not to...

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