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Therapeutic Parenting Isn’t Complicated!

Parenting hurt kids is hard! There is no question about it. The stuff our kids can come up with, and the extreme behaviors they seem to pull out of nowhere can be mind blowing and maddening at best. Anyone who has tried to do it for any length of time likely also...

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...

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...

The Ultimate Secret to Helping Tough Kids Heal…

If there’s any one thing about parenting her kids that I could shout from the rooftops it would be this. The most important person to get help is mom. It isn’t the kids. Yes, they need help too. But, if you have to pick one person who gets help first, choose...