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The Fine Art of Walking On Eggshells

For this writing I want you to try to think of the eggshells we have come to dread walking on as part of the process of making a fine omelette.  Way before you crack and whisk those eggs there are

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Mental Disorders and Youth

Unfortunately the term “A Happy Childhood” does not apply to all our youths. It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or mental disorder, as it is also referred to. Mental disorders are the

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Two Steps Forward One Step – The Setbacks

You know what I am talking about.  Any parent raising a special needs child knows about the setbacks.  The kick in the stomach, racing heart, internal restlessness,  sleepless nights re-evaluating and reassessing the situation until you can’t think straight.  That

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Two Steps Forward One Step Back – The Setbacks

You know what I am talking about.  Any parent raising a special needs child knows about the setbacks.  The kick in the stomach, racing heart, internal restlessness,  sleepless nights re-evaluating and reassessing the situation until you can’t think straight.  That

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Four Things To Double Check On A Written IEP

Because IEPs are ultimately a very human process, mistakes are bound to happen. Despite a few horror stories about lazy case workers and perfidious administrators, most IEP irregularities result from ineffective note-taking or simple oversight. The best way to avoid mistakes on the

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The Catch 22 of Teen Mental Illness

Parents of children with mental illness have it hard, really hard. Diagnosing, treating and managing a mental illness in a youg child is one of the most difficult responsibilities a parent can encounter.  Parents and families are thrown into a

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