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The Easiest Way To Limit Screen Time {We’ve found it!}

By Rachael Herrscher

One of the biggest issues facing parents today is how to limit screen time to healthy, constructive levels. Ever feel like monitoring your kids screen time is a full time job? You feel like a police officer instead of a guidance counselor? It's can feel overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating. ... Read More

A Harvard Doc Says My Son’s ADHD Is An “Invented Mental Disorder”

By Debbie Gisle

Jerome Kagan, one of Harvard University's dominant psychologists is making quite the rounds on the internet. In a 2012 interview, he shared a very controversial opinion regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- he believes it doesn't exist. If you'd like to read his entire interview here... Read More

Don’t Give Up On Me Because I’m ADHD: A Letter From My Son

By Debbie Gisle

My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 8 years old.  I knew something was different from the moment he was born.  As my first born, my pregnancy was met with story after story about how I should cherish the time in the hospital because the nurses can care for my infant in the nursery; allowing ... Read More

Have Kids That Struggle With Anxiety? These 4 Strategies Will Help

By Guest Post

It’s hard being an anxious kid. You already have to worry about making friends and doing well in school, and then you add anxiety? It doesn’t seem fair. Kids spend all day in school being judged on their intelligence, but when you are stressed, you can literally lose IQ points. You start overthi... Read More

4 Symptoms You Should NEVER Ignore With Your Kids

By April Davis

This last July I started to notice some subtle changes in my daughter.  She has just turned 5 and was starting to thin out, just like her older sister did at 5.  It's been a very hot summer here in the desert and she was thirsty and peeing ALL.THE.TIME.  This was particularly pronounc... Read More

Parenting ADHD: 6 Things I Wish I Had Known

By Debbie Gisle

My oldest has ADHD.  We hit eight years old and man did I need help parenting a child with ADHD.  I reached out to other moms but all shared a resounding “I'm just trying to survive” mentality. Parenting ADHD is difficult. Four years later, here are six things (from one struggling mom ... Read More

Sesame Street Debuts New Muppet With Autism

By Kalli Verbecky

Sesame Street just introduced their newest regular muppet, Julia. Other than being adorable and spunky, like most all muppets are, Julia is also the first muppet with autism.  Sesame Street has always had their finger on the pulse of what's going on with kids and families. Statistics sho... Read More

I Love My Son, But His Mental Illness Makes Me Not Like Him

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. He often told me, without any basis, that I was the sole cause of his problems. By Nancy Wolf The first time I saw our son being led out of our house in handcuffs was when he was 17 years old, three months shy of his high school graduation.... Read More

There Are Only Two Ways To Live Your Life

By Rachael Herrscher

In January 2016, Hayes was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an extremely rare form of cancer that affects 1 in 3 million people. His strong will and fight helped him endure five rounds of intensive chemo and a stem cell transplant.  He is a triplet born in March 2015. Hayes was the l... Read More

Foster Care: A Unique Kind of Mom

By Staff

Guest post from Larissa Green, a foster, adoptive, and homeschool mom living in rural Kansas. When I first became a foster mom I had a dream. In my dream I was holding and cuddling and loving a darling baby, feeling so proud to finally be a mother. But I soon realized something was wrong – this... Read More