By Jaycee Kemp of Running Through Water One night as I was plugging in my son’s iPad, I noticed he got a text. Many parents lose sleep over whether or not to invade their preadolescent’s privacy by looking at personal messages, but not me. My child at 11 years old is completely illiterate and he […]
My son has never had a lot of friends, but at his old school, he at least had a few. Now he sits alone, eats alone, and plays alone. And it’s breaking my heart.
Nasty notes and snide comments can ruin a person. Dramatic? No. You never know what someone is dealing with at any given moment.
Between 5:17 and 7:40, I’ve already lived an entire day’s worth of mothering, negotiating, and bargaining. And then I go to work.
Labels in themselves aren’t bad. In fact, putting a label on a child could get them the resources and help they need to succeed.
Any parent knows that flying with children is right up there on the top 10 list of things we’d rather not do. There’s usually crying, possibly screaming, and stress. So much stress. Stress that’s increased a thousand-fold by your fellow cranky passengers who apparently have never had children or have conveniently forgotten what it’s like […]
Justin Gallegos is a runner. He dreams of breaking the 2-hour barrier in the half-marathon—something that for even the healthiest person is a major achievement. But for Justin? Almost an impossibility. Almost. Justin suffers from cerebral palsy, a disability that can affect muscle and brain development, posture, and range of motion. This disorder can cause […]
By Amy Sargeant of artshambles.com Someone’s kid is going to be the first one on the playground to yell a four letter word. That word spreads like wildfire and soon, every parent is asking, “Who did you learn that from?!” The answer is going to be: my kid. I’ve always had a robust, frequent range […]