Category Archives: Reasources

To Medicate or Not To Medicate? That is the Question…..

Medication for children is a hotly debated topic. I am not an expert. I cannot tell you if medication is right for you, your child or your family. I would like to share our personal experience. Background I grew up eating … Continue reading

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Parenting My Child Toward Purpose

I quickly realized that if I turned to my almost 15-year-old and asked him what he believes his purpose is for his life, I would get a blank stare, one eyebrow raised for effect. It follows that I would also … Continue reading

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Potential v. Purpose in Life

I have been thinking a lot about parenting my child to fulfill potential v. parenting my child to fulfill their purpose. It has been an incredibly liberating thought. It is important to define what I mean by potential v. purpose. … Continue reading

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Why Parent?

What is my goal in parenting? I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Is my goal to have a happy child? Well, maybe. I definitely don’t want a sad or depressed child. However, is having a child who … Continue reading

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Meltdowns v. Antisocial Behavior

“Fuck this!” my son screams at me, “I am so over this! This is what you get and you will handle it!” He rants on, becoming more and more disrespectful and abusive. Daniel is having a meltdown. However, most people … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in an Aspie

This post is not about whether or not Asperger’s Syndrome is a mental illness. I have already briefly touched on my gut response to that subject before. My question now is how to identify a mental illness in a teen who … Continue reading

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My favorite tips for Meltdown Control:

Note: I apologize for this post being late. I had this post completely finished yesterday afternoon and my internet connection glitched and I lost 50% of this post.  Reading Gavin Bollard’s article, Adult Meltdowns and Problems of Restraint, prompted me to ask … Continue reading

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