Tag: emotions

HALTS For Simpler Parenting

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When our children are young, communication can be incredibly frustrating. Usually it involves crying and acting out and other fun-filled behaviors that push our buttons. It...

I Had a Miscarriage

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I’ve waited my entire life to be a mother. The first time I had a positive pregnancy test, I sat in quiet anticipation staring- at...

Brain Basics #2: The Four Fs

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For this part of the series, we are going to look at the biological responses commonly known as fight/flight/freeze The brainstem is essentially in...

Why Forgiveness Is Key

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  for·give /fərˈɡiv/ verb stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. cancel (a debt) Forgiveness is a concept that is easier said...

Sometimes I’m Not Okay And That’s Okay

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The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of the phrase "I'm not okay" is My Chemical Romance. Gerard Way covered...

An Anxious Countdown To Kindergarten

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Grab your tissue box as we embark on what is called Kindergarten Roundup.  I am an emotional person and just watched The Notebook since...

Parenting From The Sidelines

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Parenting From The Sidelines If you happened to have read my recent piece about why I coach my kids, you probably now know that I’m...

Mother’s Day Miscarriage

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Mother's Day Miscarriage Deciding to try for a second kid was complicated for me. I knew what I'd be getting myself into the second time...

I Cried In The Shower Tonight….When The Dark Days Win In...

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I Cried In The Shower Tonight…. When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting I cried in the shower tonight.  Now, for many of you,...

Is It Anxiety or Does My Child Just Have Big Emotions?

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It should've been obvious to me when my son was 4 years old that he had anxiety. I knew something was wrong, but I...