Tag Archives: support

Through loss we grow

My father-in-law recently died. His diagnosis 4 years ago had hit me like a punch to the stomach. At that moment my mind jumped immediately to the end of his life and inside I panicked. My very happy childhood had … Continue reading

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Top five self-care tips for single parents

Parenting can pull you in so many different directions. One second it’s the most wonderful experience ever and the next you are pulling every last hair out of your head! Parenting is tough and, at times, can be all the more challenging when … Continue reading

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Great tips for reducing your child’s anxiety at the dentist

So your child had their first dental visit and things went well…yay!  Or maybe things didn’t go that well and now it’s time for their next appointment. Whether it’s for a routine check-up, cleaning or a filling, a visit to the … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Finding friendship and support in a parenting program

When I became a mother for the first time, my extended family lived far away.  Their love and support was just a phone call away, but not around the corner.  To make things worse, my husband and I had recently … Continue reading

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So your teen wants to start dating. What every parent should do.

You knew this day would come…the day that your teen wants to start dating. With your years of dating wisdom many things pop into your head, including “WHY?” Or maybe “WHY so SOON?” You want to shout out “Not yet! … Continue reading

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Anxiety and kids: has this become the new norm?

As a parent are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Well you are not alone. Did you know that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in children and youth? So let’s talk about anxiety. Has living … Continue reading

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