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Hey! I’m thrilled you’re interested and cannot wait to learn more about you. Probably like you, I have walked a challenging journey, with few resources, in a labyrinth of dysfunctional systems. Ironically, I also have my PhD in education, mental health, and advocacy, so I am trying to do my part to help families navigate […]

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The Silent Struggle: Why Parents of Kids with Complex Mental Health Needs Are Exhausted

In my opinion, being a parent is one of the most amazing gifts I have ever experienced. I will never forget each of my newborns being laid on my chest. I never really knew love until they each arrived.  Unfortunately, when we become parents, caregivers, bonus parents, or loved ones as part of the village

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Anxiety Unmasked: The Game-Changing Breakthrough through a Simple Blood Test

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people worldwide, and early diagnosis is crucial for effective intervention and treatment. In a groundbreaking development earlier this year, researchers at Indiana University made significant strides by developing a blood test that can diagnose anxiety. This breakthrough has profound implications for individuals struggling with anxiety and for parents raising children

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100 Mental Health Accommodations for School Every Parent Needs to Know About

As a teacher working primarily with neurodivergent students, accommodations were the game-changers for most, especially mental health accommodations for school.  Imagine, if your brain was wired to make everything you do 100 times harder. If you have a learning disability it may take you significantly longer to decode words meaning that those science and social

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The Power of Compassion: Unveiling the Emotional Battle of School Refusal in Children with Mental Health Struggles

If I had a dime every time I judged a student or parent for tardiness or absences when I was a teacher, I would be retired. The funny thing is when karma returns your judgment back to you as a parent raising children struggling with mental health that results in high anxiety and you guessed

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