It’s a New Year. What’s on YOUR mind? What are your hopes, wishes, fears? What do you want for yourself, for your family, for the world? I just returned from a wonderful but sobering trip to Africa and India and I’ve been reflecting a lot about the world, my place in it, and my hopes and dreams for my boys. Let’s have an open dialogue about this and whatever is on YOUR mind Thursday, January 23 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET.
We all read about having a “challenging” child. The challenges can range from simple behavior issues to a wide-range of diagnosed learning disabilities and illnesses. It seems to me it’s hard enough – these days – to raise good kids, period. Imagine when you add the stress of a real illness or a real challenging mental or learning disorder to the mix?
How do you cope? How does a relationship/marriage cope? What if you are doing the parenting alone? How much help is available in the public sphere? Do friends stay or abandon you? Do relatives? Who do you turn to, to simply rant or share a hard day’s frustration? THIS is the topic for #DadChat on Thursday, May 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Prizes tonight – read further for details and images.
When a parent is in the middle of a kid-crisis, it feels like it will never end. Kid crises are just like all crises in that they will end: more often than not, without irreparable consequences. I am a living testament to this reality as a little less than two years ago; my son was on a downward spiral that felt like it would only end in disaster.