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“Special” needs?

“Special” needs?

“Oh, so your child has special needs?” It’s back to school for a lot of kids, and that comes with its usual stresses.  If you are a parent of a child with challenges, there’s the bonus worry of “integration”.  Will my child be well...
Resilience, a family affair

Resilience, a family affair

A few tools to reduce family stress No parent will be “awake” all the time. We all experience moments of blind reactivity that cause confusion and leave us feeling helpless. This is an intrinsic part of parenting. Instead of feeling sorry for what we...
Normal, shnormal

Normal, shnormal

Do you ever feel like your life is not quite…normal? Like things don’t happen naturally and easily for you? Well… Let me tell you what I think about “normal”… You see, I’ve led a rather eventful life, exceptional in some respects.  I spent my youth careening...
Oh, the people you’ll meet!

Oh, the people you’ll meet!

When I was younger and more carefree, I would always be accosted by the strangest people.  People at the fringe of society, people with lots of baggage, lots of imagination, and an irresistible urge to tell their story.  I call them the Crazies; it’s an term...