Basic First Aid courses will teach you to elevate a sprained ankle, apply pressure to stop bleeding and always use Universal Precautions to protect yourself while treating others. But what happens when the pain and hurt come from within. A youth with mental … Continue reading How to Prevent the #3 Cause of Death in Youth: Suicide
We all need help. If you believe that you can do it on your own, you probably need it more than everyone else. We all get by with a little help from our friends.
But what if the person who can help you the most is the one you least expected :
YOUR EX’S NEW PARTNER
When you blend a family of 6 with special needs ranging from heart defects to ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, impulsivity control, executive function deficiencies, divorce and Eating Disorders, you can have some very intense dynamics from time to time. While there’s no end to the depth and breadth of our “conditions”, the DSM-5 really has no diagnosis for what we are, an average American family.
If you have an upcoming SST meeting you already know the key players in your child’s Student Support Team. It could include teachers, school psychologists, guidance counselors, speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, school nurses as well as the key administrators at your school. While you put your plan together for that first meeting, it pays to go A.P.E.
Our kids are a beautiful mixture of fragility and resilience. Here are 10 tips to keep them and your home joyful this holiday season. Slow down. One of the biggest mistakes we make is trying to cram too much into the month … Continue reading 10 Stay-Sane Holiday Tips
A child with “special needs” is a broad spectrum of conditions that can strain a family. Whether it’s a physical disability, a cognitive delay or both, early intervention and a positive environment are the 2 key factors that can help keep a family together. While the likelihood of divorce increases when one or more children have special needs and educational requirements, the reasons for divorce can be varied. A study in Maternal and Child Health Journal recognizes the financial and psychological strain accompanying the daily and longterm attention associated with a child with special needs including low birth rate. In fact, these couples have 2x the likelihood of divorcing. Continue reading “Divorce More Likely with Kids with Special Needs”
You’re a 1%-er. You’re planning your amicable divorce from your best friend. You’ve agreed to split the debt down the middle and walk away licking your wounds. Your former spouse and you agree to a “my family”/“your family” division of … Continue reading Is a Happy Divorce Possible?
The 2016 Summer Olympic games begin today. After 120 years, 26 summer games and 22 winter games, more than 11,000 athletes will compete this year in Rio. The athletes, from 205 nations, along a refugee team of survivors who have fled the conflict in their own countries, understand the key element that draws a line between victor and victim. They have embraced this one thing as the root of happiness and success. Continue reading “Do This 1 Thing to Better Your Life”
Relationships and conflict go hand-in-hand. Whether the conflict is between you and your ex-husband/ex-wife, between co-workers or if it’s a landlord and tenant dispute, Harville and Helen have the key to understanding why you’re reacting the way you are and what to do … Continue reading This 1 Trick Will Calm Any Conflict
Divorce comes with a cost. Anyway you look at it, there will be a price to pay when it comes to ending a marriage. There are myriad factors at play and only you know if getting a divorce is the … Continue reading 5 Secrets to Save Money on Divorce