Helping My Son Make the High Self Esteem Grade by Robin Gorman Newman


 My son, who recently turned 12, transitioned into public middle school this year, and it's been nothing short of challenging in more ways than I ever would have anticipated.We've had to change his classes, deal with the departure of a new teacher, bring in a learning specialist, create strategies for ...

Kids Making Like-Minded Friends by Robin Gorman Newman


It's not always easy making friends who are "keepers," so to speak. I've learned over the years that not everyone is meant to be in our lives forever...sometimes they come in 'n out so they and/or we can learn from the relationship.  I've always been somewhat sensitive and at times have ...

Struggling to Find the Positives by Heather Bowles


I'm having a hard time putting a positive spin on anything this week. I've had an early intervention specialist in our home once a week since before Tabitha was home even a month, because if anything showed delay, I wanted to know immediately. As a Special Education teacher, I understand ...

All Things in Due Time by Heather Bowles


There has been some recent concerns that Tabitha is not developing physically as she should. Being somewhat delayed in her physical milestones would not be a bother to me if that's all it meant. I really don't care if my child is ever a world class athlete. I didn't even ...