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My Decision to Stop Reading Parenting Books

My gas tank was running on fumes. With every day passing, I felt more defeated and deflated. I was feeling more helpless, frustrated, and admittedly resentful. I was desperate for change, and even just the slightest bit of improvement. I had been encountering several months of difficult behavior from my son and I finally felt […]

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When Life Hits; How These Experiences Have Changed Me

When Life Hits; How These Experiences Have Changed Me

In my early twenties, people would continually ask me “how are you always so positive?” I would frequently hear comments like “you’re always so happy and energetic…I want whatever medicine you’re on!” During the years that I was constantly identified as a bubbly, positive, optimistic, “energizer bunny” individual, I remember a co-worker saying to me […]

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