Hey friends, I'm trying something new today--rather than writing out my thoughts in a blog, I'm recording my first ever VLOG! Who knows if this is a good or bad idea. I don't remember exactly how to edit, so it is a stream of conscience, and hopefully helpful to someone. UPDATE: my kids said this … Continue reading Dr. Kim Allen’s video: Behavior is a Communication
Hello everyone. I know it has been three years, but I'm back! Want to learn more about family life? Want to talk to a family life coach? Do you care to hear about family science families (and let's be real, your family and my family!), then great. That is what I'll be focusing on here. … Continue reading I’m back!
Our sweet daughter just returned from Space Camp. In fact, she went 30 years after my husband went to there in 1986. It is always somewhat of a risk, both financially and emotionally, to send a child with special needs off to camp. I'm happy to say, this was a big hit! In fact, it was … Continue reading What is Space Camp like for a unique kid? Awesome!
What is sexual identity? I'm so glad you asked because I just received a PDF of the short article I wrote for the The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Sexual identity, according to yours truly, "can be defined as a label that helps signify to others who a person is as a sexual being … Continue reading What is Sexual Identity and what should we do with it?
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Sandy Hook. I remember when I first heard about the children of Sandy Hook being killed. My heart broke, and the tears rolled and all I wanted to do was watch the TV and read the blogs to better understand what was going on. It was like the car … Continue reading Three years since Sandy Hook…How to Talk with Kids About Violence and Terrorism
As part of my job, I get to run a program called VIP, or Very Important Parent Program. As part of VIP, we have started a weekly blog on and about all things parenting. Today is my blog called How Do I Get My Kid To.... This one is all about getting my kid to … Continue reading How Do I Get My Kid To…. (VIP BLOG)
I picked up my 14 year-old from the bus stop, something I do on occasion [read: when I am procrastinating getting important work done]. She asked, “how was your day, Mom? Bad. How was yours? What did you say? (she’s clearly not used to that answer) I said it was bad. How was your day? … Continue reading My family is in a funk