The Most Difficult Lesson I’ve Had To Learn: Letting Go Is Hard To Do
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The Most Difficult Lesson I’ve Had To Learn: Letting Go Is Hard To Do

“I’m stuck, Mommy!“ My youngest looked down at me from the top of the tree, paralyzed with fear, clinging to the one branch he was sure would hold him. “Honey, if you got up there, you can get back down,” I said. “No,” he cried. “You don’t understand. I can’t let go. I can’t do…

My Child’s Anxiety Is Real. Please Stop Questioning It.

My Child’s Anxiety Is Real. Please Stop Questioning It.

It happened again to my son last month. We were at an appointment with a pediatric specialist, following up on his severe gastrointestinal issues. When the specialist saw his anxiety disorder diagnosis, she was quick to blame the anxiety for his abdominal issues. She’s not wrong. They are certainly connected, although we are struggling to…

What I Wish People Would Stop Saying To My Child With ADHD
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What I Wish People Would Stop Saying To My Child With ADHD

People can be dismissive, judgmental and downright mean when it comes to my child with ADHD. It breaks my heart.  My son was in a gymnastics class last year. He loved moving his body. He loved the other kids. He loved feeling accomplished at the end. Although he loved all of these things, he still…

We Need To Stop Blaming Moms For Their Children’s Anxiety
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We Need To Stop Blaming Moms For Their Children’s Anxiety

Blaming moms for their children’s anxiety helps no one. This is our story. Just over a year and a half ago, the psychiatrist said out loud what I knew he had been thinking for months. “You are too wrapped up in his anxiety and psychosomatic symptoms. You are making it worse. I suspect you are…