Eventually The Composed Face Falters

Disclosure: Course language   Remaining composed as a parent is like my Nirvana of parenting. It's what we hear and preach - stay calm, don't shout, listen, don't argue, be strong, be patient, be kind. I'm exhausted just writing that!! I know I'm stressed and I'm forever tired, even when I'm not sleepy. So this perfect... Continue Reading →

My Final Farewell

This will be my final farewell to you. In your voicemail you told me you wanted to reconnect again, but told me call back or not, either was okay. Jessie doesn't want any contact, and I chose not to respond after the way you behaved last time. I then see a comment and a sad... Continue Reading →

What Bonds You With Your Teen?

There are so many things that can cause conflict between parents and teens.  Chuck in a mental health condition or two, and you've just raised the stakes.  Bonds between parents and teens can be pushed to their limits.  Therefore it's not unheard of that a little arguing and shouting breaks out! Nurturing those parental bonds... Continue Reading →

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