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7 tips from a support group fan

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m a support group fan.  I think groups can do lots of things all rolled up in one place – support (of course) and hearing about resources you never knew were there.  But other things, too, … Continue reading 7 tips from a support group fan

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The imminent demise of parent voice, sort of

The other day I opened my mouth and my mother came out. This happens to most of us as parents whether we expect it or not. There are phrases that you heard over and over again as a child and … Continue reading The imminent demise of parent voice, sort of

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Why children are not little adults, take two

“Children are not little adults,” I said at a recent meeting.  “They go home to families, not their own apartments.  They go to school; they are not employed.  And when they have mental health problems, it’s episodic, not chronic. “ … Continue reading Why children are not little adults, take two

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You know it when you see it

When my son was 9, we had our first in home therapist.  This was a brand spanking new idea at the time so we could– and did — invent the service as we went along.  My son had had 6 … Continue reading You know it when you see it

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A real spitfire

Everyone brings with them their own presuppositions about a new environment. The City of Lynn is no different. When one hears the phrase, “Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin” confidence in personal safety is not the first idea to enter … Continue reading A real spitfire

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