Parenting is all about making choices.
The phone rang, and my body tensed, just as it had for the last two days whenever the phone rang. I was waiting for the call. The one where the voice on the other end of the line would tell me, “She’s gone, Jacqui. Mom died.”
I just tucked my six and a half year old into bed. We were discussing her hair, which, depending on the weather, is either straight, curly, or somewhere in-between. She likes it either way and tonight we decided to use some products to emphasize the curls. She asked if I would help “bring them
When your child first receives a special needs diagnosis, it is natural to feel like your life has been turned upside down, and that you have entered a strange, unknown place I like to call Special Needs Land.
Social Media offers an opportunity to teach and model empathy to our kids. Long before our kids design social media profiles of their own, parents who are using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media should be thoughtful about how we model our participation in these networks to our children.