Homemade Bean Bucket “I Spy” Game

Like so manyfamilies I know, I live in an area where we don’t have adequate resources for 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 this predicament has actually turned out to...

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...

5 Essential Parenting Strategies for Summer Success

All,  Summer can be a challenging time for parents. This is especially true for parents whose children struggle with intense emotional and behavior challenges. Unfortunately, because of the unique nature of these issues, we can’t do things the same way other...

The Importance of Play

Playtime used to be fun. When my daughter was born, play came quite naturally for both of us. It was a joyous thing and we played together all the time. Knowing what I know now, it was a critical piece of our bonding and attachment. As she got a little older and was...