One of the things I love so much about this site is our joint worldwide community and combined passion for well-being. Thank you for enriching my life and for giving me an opportunity to share my heart with you. Words often don’t seem like enough to express my full gratitude. I hope you can feel your presence here means so much. This holiday weekend, we’ll be celebrating by … [Read more...] about Happy Independence Day!
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It's July, and what better time of year to ponder the benefits and drawbacks of independence versus dependence? I came to think of my own lack of dependence on others the other night when I reloaded the dishwasher after the kids loaded it. Why could I not let that go? (I have also re-made beds and re-fluffed pillows.) As much as I resist it, I heartily endorse the benefits of … [Read more...] about Finding a Middle Ground Between Independence and Control Freak
The following is a guest post from Ann Millan, author and mother of an adult child with autism. Ten fingers and ten toes As a new mother, you have hopes and dreams for your child. You hope your child will be delivered with ten fingers and ten toes. You hope your child will cry, giggle and burp. You hope he or she will crawl, walk and eventually run. You even dream your child … [Read more...] about My Daughter with Autism’s Journey to Independence
Independence: The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one’s own affairs without interference. Independence: Yours. Your childrens’. How do we create our own, and foster our childrens’ independence? I’m going to cover this topic … [Read more...] about Independence: A Must!
College is the best four years of your life (at least, theoretically). It’s about freedom, independence, and eating cold pizza for breakfast just because you can. It’s our first foray into the “real world,” which is pretty exciting, but for parents, I suppose it can be a little frightening to watch the nest empty out. Hi. My name is April and this fall, I’ll be a college … [Read more...] about Ground Rules for Parental College Visits