Finding humor in your crazy child

Note of caution: it's never appropriate to make fun of a child.  The purpose of this article is to help a parent's stress by finding humor in their situation, private humor--never to be shared with the child or anyone else who will share it with the child. "I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy … Continue reading

ARE YOU OVERREACTING?

Like many parents, you might go to extremes to control situations so they won't get out of hand. You don't intend overreacting, but so much frustration has built up that any little irritation sets you off like rocket.  You're battling to make things stop now. Overreactions are emergency … Continue reading

Animals that make good therapy pets

Dogs, cats, and “pocket pets” like ferrets, birds, or lizards are therapeutic for children who struggle with any disability: physical, behavioral and developmental. A calm smiling dog, an affectionate cat, or a small pet they can hold is a great therapist. The right animal offers unconditional … Continue reading