Teach Them To Lose

Do you have any participation trophies on your bookshelf? You know what I mean right? You were on the team so you received an award. Maybe it’s a soccer medal that would be exceptional if it were not hanging around the necks of every single child in the entire league. See, there is nothing exceptional […]

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Build a Bridge

When someone is hurting, they will do nearly anything that it takes to release the pain that is going on inside of them. This is especially true when that person is hurting emotionally. What is odd about this is that an individual will lash out against those who are best equipped to help them. This […]

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PopChart Family

Having spent the last decade of my life working with children, I have seen a fairly wide array of parenting styles (or lack of) that have been used on the children prior to their placement in my care. For the most part, and this is not always the fault of the parent, those styles and […]

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Talk Them Through Their Problems

I’m sitting at my dining room table. It’s been a pretty long day. The boys in the house have not been getting along really well. Christmas break is coming up soon and that causes a lot of unrest. Everyone is getting antsy for their breaks. I’m currently pretty tired and mildly agitated. I’m looking forward […]

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