Why Are the Holidays so Hard for Traumatized Kids?

Why Are the Holidays so Hard for Traumatized Kids? The holidays are festive and fun, but they can also be torture for our traumatized kids! The very things we love about the season can send our child’s issues into overdrive and their behavior into orbit. That can...

Could Hanging Out with Santa Trigger Your Child?

Could Hanging Out with Santa Trigger Your Child? What??? You’ve banned Santa?? Meh, keep your shorts on, folks. The magic of Christmas is still alive and we still like the mythical fat guy. One of the lessons we learned very early on in this gig of parenting...

The Effects of Trauma on Brain Function

The Effects of Trauma on Brain Function The human brain truly is amazing. It is Mother Nature’s original supercomputer! The brain is also very susceptible to damage, especially by trauma and fetal alcohol exposure. The effects of trauma on brain function...

Homemade Bean Bucket “I Spy” Game

Homemade Bean Bucket “I Spy” Game Like so many families I know, I live in an area where we don’t have adequate resources or help for our kids.  It’s not that we haven’t looked. They just simply don’t exist! I know this might sound strange, but...

Puppets, Their Palace, and Keeping it Funny!

As many parents of kids with emotional special needs know, Christmas can be an extremely difficult time of year. Behaviors can be off the charts crazy, emotions run high for everyone, and an attitude of entitlement rages in the background. One of several things...

Welcoming “The Hulk” Into Our World

Are you familiar with the “Incredible Hulk?”  Ha ha! Silly question, right? If you’re anything like me, your first thought might have been “Yah…I live with him!” Mmm hmmm. So do I! Seriously, though, do you know his story? I’m...

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