Monthly Archives: May 2015

Residential: It will never be home

Residential was four years of my life. It was a place where I had to lay my head at night. It’s not a home and it’s not my home. It’s a place I had to be to get some help. … Continue reading Residential: It will never be home

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Where have all the experts gone?

Have you ever wondered where all the expertise in children’s mental health is hiding? The experts are probably out there but they seem harder and harder to find. For parents whose child with mental health needs is “complicated” or “serious” … Continue reading Where have all the experts gone?

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My parent network – a web of resources

It’s interesting that when you become a parent you think of all the places you want your children to find. You imagine them joining the local soccer and baseball teams or the dance class. Perhaps your kids will do things … Continue reading My parent network – a web of resources

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Don’t call me an adult ally, I’m a parent. Always was, always will be.

One day, 17 years and 364 days after his or her birth, your child goes to bed and wakes up the next morning a legal adult. You have a party (okay, maybe just a cake), give presents and feel a … Continue reading Don’t call me an adult ally, I’m a parent. Always was, always will be.

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