What’s in a Label?

Recently, I was talking with a mom whose son is having some emotional and behavioral issues. She wishes she had a better understanding of why he’s struggling, but her husband is adamant that they not have him tested. Dad doesn’t want his son to have the stigma of a label. Who does? He’s not the … More What’s in a Label?

Reframing: 3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Parenting Outlook

The Boston Marathon was a rainy, chilly, hypothermia kind of day this year. Some might have called it miserable, but that wasn’t the common sentiment. Instead, there were loads of fan posters that pointed out the bright side, with messages like this: ‘At least you’re not at work.’ ‘At least you won’t have to shower … More Reframing: 3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Parenting Outlook

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