Has Your Child Been Stigmatized? Why Labels Hurt at School

The idea behind the word “stigma” leaves a painful scar–labels stick. As kids get older all that “nice-nice treat others with respect” goes right out the window once those same students transition to middle school. Sorry but your kidlet who is integrated into the regular classroom will get bullied. If I sound a bit flippant about this, I don’t mean to be. Consequently, this is not about respecting other classmates or what should happen at […]

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May 17 is World Neurofibromatosis Day

Neurofibromatosis, is a genetic disorder in which benign tumors grow within the nervous system. These tumors could be anywhere in the body, including the brain, and spine but not limited to the feet–ouch! This is a rare, (but not really), disease. Neurofibromatosis may actually only seem “rare” because not many people are aware of its existence. That’s why the month of May is so very important; Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. Types of Neurofibromatosis (NF1-NF2-Schwannomatosis)  Three levels of this […]

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3 Things About Teenage Fashion Other Parents Want You to Know

First of all, let’s put something on the table right now–I do tell my kidlet which clothes are appropriate and which clothes are not–based on my opinion anyway. So just because it doesn’t appear as such, doesn’t mean I didn’t say it. Am I right–sound familiar parents? A tight spot because on one hand my child says, “Everyone dresses like this,” while the other hand checks my blood pressure for emotional distress as she leaves […]

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I’m in “Like” High School Now!

Daughter: “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I am in like high school now. So don’ t come to my school for any reason. And when you are there with the PTA, if you see me in the hallway, don’t talk to me.  Mom:  ** 10-4!  **(Staying sane; one day at a time!)

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There She Goes; It’s Her Life!

This morning marked a milestone. My youngest started high school. We sat in the car in the parking lot waiting for her best friend to arrive so they could walk in together. For girls, there is always “safety in numbers.” At the last minute, she turned to me and said, (OMG,what is she going to say to me? We haven’t been awake long enough, what did I do now?) “Mom, would you walk me to […]

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