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How Consistency Can Help Your Child With An Emotional Disorder (and Also Save Your Sanity)

I won’t embarrass myself with pictures of my work desk, or all the cabinets I use when I clean (hide things), but you should know before reading this that I’m not a Type A person. In fact, I am beyond Type B – Type Z, probably. With that said, I’m going to dispense some advice […]

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Etiquette :: Judge Not Another’s Toddler Lest Ye Be Judged

I was listening to the radio, probably around this time last year, and the show was doing a segment that was sort of a Dear Abby round-table. Someone would call in with a problem, and callers would respond with solutions. One caller posed the question, “I love my friend, but I can’t stand it when […]

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What I Hope To Teach My Son About Beauty

What I Hope To Teach My Son About Beauty

Usually when I mention my husband’s ex-wife is a professional cheerleader, I’m met with empathetic groans of understanding from other women. Over time, I’ve realized it’s because professional cheerleaders (and models and actresses and any other pretty face you see in the media) embody a kind of beautiful that not only fits, but defines a […]

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Emotional disorders are more common than parents think. Support is here.

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders :: You’re Not Alone, Mom

I’ve taught Special Education for 9 years now, focusing almost entirely on working with students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBDs.) Generally- and very simply- speaking, an emotional/behavioral disorder is a chronic pattern of inappropriate feelings or actions under normal circumstances. For the sake of this post, I’m going to focus on EBDs that manifest […]

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