As a parent who has dealt with the uncertainty of undiagnosed delays, my heart goes out to all parents who do not know the source of their children's sensory issues, including Ms. Hanscom. Self-blame can be the easier way to cope when the alternative is to embrace the unknowable.
As a culture we have decided that certain words are more powerful than others, and in some instances we've taken it even further and decided that some words are downright bad. How can a word itself be bad?
I love teenagers. I do. Everything about them: the awkward, the self-conscious, even the angry bits. I'm especially intrigued by the way they shed their childhood like a skin and emerge a newer, older version of themselves.
Our grandparents' generation lived a simpler way and, perhaps, it may have been the wisest generation of all. Here are a few lessons about life from both my grandparents and my husband's grandparents.
Whatever comes out, whatever CC has been battling and whatever happened to get him to where he is now, instead of pitching for the Yankees in the playoffs, he just taught my son a few valuable lessons in a way that he understands.
Without a doubt, what you are doing matters. What you are doing is truly making a tremendous difference in the lives of children in need. Though you may feel exhausted at times, and though you may feel that you are not making an impact, you are changing the life of a child.
My husband is good-hearted, which is a top thing to be looking for in a partner. He's also unique. When I met Ron, he had the habit of turning his c...
Try not to judge. Be supportive and encourage them to use this first year of college as a laboratory to learn about themselves while they're learning about the world.
Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance ...
This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.
I just tire of parents who ramble on about presumed or actual giftedness for the purpose of deflecting attention away from other reasons their child is going off the rails in school.
Spiderman has the ability to conquer his villain with this magnificent skill. Moms are just like superheroes, we just get less television time and publicity.
Some women launch record-breaking social media campaigns. Some volunteer in Haiti. Some raise three children -- while they're launching their own business, finding time to exercise and (even!) meditate. Danica Kombol, CEO of Everywhere Agency, does them all.
Before you set out on the journey of how to find a nanny or how to choose the optimal daycare solution, parents should think about their individual needs and the needs of each child. Doing this first will narrow down their choices and help them make the decision.
The Fall brings about cooler weather, change of leaves, and for many families, the opportunity to tour other schools for their children, either for their first experience or for the many who are thinking about changing schools. Here are some ways to make sure your family WILL NOT get into their coveted school!
As a parent, my heart sank when I got the email at the end of my day. It read, "Re: Son's Bad Choices." It was from my son's classroom teacher and it chronicled my 9-year old's decision to use his parent-led classroom art time to express his recent interest in morbid-talk.