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Sorry About That, My Child Really is “Special”

Have I ever mentioned that I am a speech-language pathologist? Before I got married, I worked with preschoolers with special needs. I had ideas about discipline: Keep the mental age…

The Beauty of Do-Overs

The second the words left my mouth, I knew I blew it. I had been working so hard to build trust with this little boy who had his heart broken…

Overcoming Negative Thinking, Rejection And Insecurity – Part 2

{Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of Jennifer’s series, where she shares in Part 1 her personal struggle with negative thinking, here rejection and in Part 3 her struggle with…

Three Tips For Being A Positive Mom Who Raises Kids Who Don’t Complain

I’d like to add to that title, “Zip Your Lips and Lower Your Expectations.” No mom wants to raise her kids to be complaining, hard-to-please adults. And yet, moms (myself…

A Note for You on the Day You Blow It

We’ve all had them. Sometimes you can see them coming, as if watching a sippy cup of red juice fall on someone else’s beige, suede sofa in slow-mo. Maybe you…

Stepmoms: When Your Husband Hurts

“Laura, my husband is always so sad about his kids. They no longer come to visit, and they hardly ever call or connect with him unless they need money,” stepmom…

Public School vs. Home School

It’s back to school season! For some kids, this means waking up early, catching the bus, and heading to a classroom full of friends and peers. For others, it means…

Why Apologizing to Your Kid is Important and What it Teaches Them

Although I don’t remember the details too clearly, when I was a kid I got into trouble with my parents. They had come down pretty harshly on me, and I…

Instead of Yelling, Try Helping

Recently, I was frustrated with a few of my children who were dawdling with their room cleaning. As I walked into their still-messy room to reprimand them for being so…

My Adult Children

“Lord, teach me how to pray for my adult children. I know You are greater than anything they face. Thank You that my prayers for them have power because You…

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