If our children fail, does that make us failures as parents?

I simply don’t do failure well. It’s even worse when I perceive that my children have failed. I know failure is a natural part of everyone’s life. But I still beat myself up when I fail. And when my children fail, I take on their failure as if their failure

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Life in Balance

When you last heard from me, I was “taking a break” which consisted of a week at Miraval Spa and Resort in Arizona with five of my bestest girlfriends. Now I’m back. This is something I never would have done 10 years ago when my kids were in the throes

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Give Me a Break (Please!)

Today I am doing something I never would have done 10 years ago. You see, 10 years ago I was in the throes of high school graduation, sending children off to college, working full time in a very demanding job, volunteering for every worthwhile cause that came my way and

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5 Big Myths of ADHD

If you have a teen with ADHD, then frustration is a daily reality for you. Trying to manage your child’s life leaves you little time to manage your own life. If that wasn’t bad enough, others misunderstand your child or the disorder. Does this sound familiar? People judge you for

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When You’re On Your Last Nerve…

For the past two weeks, my friend Steve has been writing about his personal experiences with ADHD. I admire his honesty and vulnerability to share such a personal part of his life. Whether we have a child with a learning disability or one who is experimenting with drugs and alcohol

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