How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

I know some might be thinking is it good to encourage our children with anxiety? We don't want to push them too far and cause their anxiety to spiral in a negative way, but we want to help our children. I have two children that suffer from anxiety. It's at times a major thing for … Continue reading How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

Homeschooling and Socialization

“Oh, you HOME school?” I recognized the tone. Two (I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and call them well-intentioned) retired educators proceeded to ask me, my husband, and our three children predictable questions. We gave the usual answers. A third woman complimented my daughter’s hair, then started chatting with her about school. My … Continue reading Homeschooling and Socialization