That’s life!

I hear this phrase often from parents of teens in my office and even outside of work with friends with teen-aged children. It’s what is said when the teen is complaining about how hard it is to manage their responsibilities. It's sometimes hard to hear because I personally feel as though the teen's emotions are …

Keeping My Balance

My blog began as a way for me to connect to parents. As I've been working with youth and their families for decades, I wanted to write about some of the experiences and give some insight into how children see the world and how we as adults could better connect with them. I rarely write …

Jada’s Story

I have the opportunity to work with some pretty strong children who have been challenged with some tough situations early on in their lives.  This is a story about a resilient girl who started life a little rough.  She found out that I write about families and children on my blog and wanted me to …