March 22, 2020

Isn't it interesting when we need each other the most we are asked keep social distance. I have thought about some tips to keep your sanity.

1.) Create a daily routine. Write down a schedule or put in your phone calendar.

2.)  Think of creative ways to connect, whether t...

April 16, 2019

"Alright, here goes. I'm old. What that means is that I've survived (so far) and a lot of people I've known and loved did not. I've lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host o...

February 22, 2019

You may have just spent many hours in the ER waiting for an opening in a psychiatric hospital for your child.  I'm sure you are exhausted and wonder if you did the right thing.  If this is your first go-around you may be wondering what to expect.  Beyond online reviews...

Fear of Transformation 

Sometimes I feel that my life is a series of trapeze swings. I'm either hanging on to a trapeze bar swinging along or, for a few moments in my life, I'm hurtling across space in between trapeze bars. 

Most of the time, I spend my life hanging on...

February 14, 2019

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live...

February 2, 2019

I have had the pleasure of working with parents who have bravely journeyed the murky waters of raising a child with long standing mental health challenges.

    Here are some helpful suggestions: 

1.) Being able to focus on your own family and not compare y...

February 1, 2019

You have probably fought hard to get a therapeutic school for your child. The next step most likely involves touring a few of the recommended schools. It's a good idea to sit down with your child and ask them what they would like to know about the school.  The more you...

February 1, 2019

Screen time can be a major issue in most families. You're not alone if you feel like you're losing your kids to their phones. 

Here is a good cell phone contract that you implement before you buy your child their first cell phone. 

Cell Phone Contract from BestOfLif...

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