Never Stop Advocating for Your Kids… or Being Kind to Yourself

Last week a mom posted a powerful video about her frustrating IEP meeting. Parked in front of a CVS with her camera on the dash, she gave the world a peek into a very personal and agonizing moment. Through tears and deep breaths, comedian Dena Blizzard expressed her anger, sadness, and sense of powerlessness in … More Never Stop Advocating for Your Kids… or Being Kind to Yourself

3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Un-Rock Your World

Mindfulness is getting so much exposure right now, you might be tired of hearing about it. But I hope all the talk makes you curious instead. The thing about mindfulness is that it has been shown to make a real difference in lowering stress levels, improving mood, outlook, creativity and productivity. Who couldn’t use that? … More 3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Un-Rock Your World

Manifesto for Parents of Children Who Struggle

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the challenges parents face when their child struggles. Some kids have a hard time concentrating, making friends, or managing school. Others are quirky, difficult, depressed or anxious. Kids can be sensitive, gifted, delayed – or just different. They might struggle with hyperactivity, a medical condition, or the … More Manifesto for Parents of Children Who Struggle

New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Go with Ridiculously Simple

I’ve never been a big New Year’s Resolution fan. How many times have you decided to get in shape or spend more time with friends, only to have your motivation fizzle out after a few weeks? Science shows that the real reason we fail is not for lack of trying, but because it’s super hard … More New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Go with Ridiculously Simple