At 8 am, with one shoe lost and the school bus honking outside, you are not alone. In the principal's office with tears threatening to fall, you are not alone. At the homework table with patience and attention waning fast, you are not alone. Doubling over in laughter or beaming with pride, you are not alone.
Together, we share many challenges — and the infinite joys that our creative, courageous, caring children share with us each and every day. We understand the ups and downs, and the in betweens. We are parents, and we don't have time to judge.
In this collection of essays, read the thoughts and experiences of Moms and Dads who share your resolve, your strength, your love, and your hopes for the future. Here, they share the stories of their families and remind us what it takes to raise a healthy, confident, generous person. In this collection, you'll find heartwarming essays by our favorite parents on topics like:
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Sometimes, all you need to overcome a parenting challenge is the knowledge that someone else is going through the same thing, too. These essays can help.
This comprehensive collection covers the biggest parenting problems you face every day. Chapters include:
Raising a child with ADHD is challenging — and rewarding — on so many levels. Here, parents discuss their first reactions to the diagnosis, and how they moved forward as a family.
Accepting your child's diagnosis, having the "ADHD talk," and going from lost to found in the lifelong journey of attention deficit.
Tough, personal calls on treatment choices, including: Should we medicate? Could exercise be enough? And what about related conditions?
A child with ADHD marches to the beat of her own drums — and parenting one means everyday loudness, learning, and love.
School can mean learning, friends, and fun. But it can also mean social slip-ups, unfinished homework, and teachers who just don't get it. Tipping the scales is key.
Love letters to children who shoulder their challenges, accept their uniqueness, and go boldly into the world as bright, caring adults.