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Apr30
Difficult Parenting Situations Turned… Cooperative?

Difficult Parenting Situations Turned… Cooperative?

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Can a “cooperative kid” be made of a troubled teen? With a lot of parental changes (and tongue-biting), signs point to yes.

Feb13
Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: Far From the Tree

Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: Far From the Tree

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You know the old adage, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree? Well, sometimes it does. Andrew Solomon explores in his new book what happens in families when the apple doesn’t just fall from the tree, it rolls far, far away.

Jan14
When You’re Waiting For the Test Results

When You’re Waiting For the Test Results

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My prenatal testing has revealed a very high likelihood that my baby has Down Syndrome, but I won’t find out for sure for a couple more weeks. How do I keep from driving myself crazy in the meantime?

Nov12
When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

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I’m worried something isn’t quite “right” with my daughter, but her school keeps finding excuses for not evaluating our concerns. Where do I turn for help?

Sep17
Talking to Your Child About Their Special Needs

Talking to Your Child About Their Special Needs

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At what point — when special education and speech therapy and other services are the norm in your child’s life — do you explain to them that they’re different? And how?

Mar08
D is for Disorder

D is for Disorder

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So, it’s a disorder. Things are not ordered correctly. Not normal. I hate the word.

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