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To the Brink and Back

The “D” word.

I said the “D” word.

Disruption. 

Despite my reservations, I let E go down for a week and a half-long visit with Bmom and his bio siblings. 1,128 more words

Adoption

Handling difficult emotions: A Simple PDF.

By Angelica Shiels Psy.D

A while back, I created a  document for some of the teenagers I see in therapy (For therapists:  It combines CBT and DBT, addressing some common thinking errors, validation, radical acceptance, and distress tolerance in a SIMPLE FORM.  209 more words

Parenting

Sweet Treats ♡

Hello friends!!! Welcome back to my blog!! As you might’ve known, I went convenience store shopping yesterday AHAHAHAHAHAA and I got some chocolates!!! Woohoo! I got those new kinds which I’m usually afraid to try but well we’ll never know whether it’s good until we try right!! 292 more words

Shopping

The Mortality of Fear

Tomorrow will be Thing I‘s fourteenth birthday. It’s quite unnerving to think she’s that old already. 

If I think about taking the time we had in Bangladesh – a good 5-6 years – and jump forward that same amount of time again,  610 more words

Bangladesh

Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness

John Hagan and Bill Carthy wanted to study the correlation between juvenile crime and homelessness. However, they realized that most sociologists were getting their data from schools and put a lot of emphasis on socioeconomic factors. 2,915 more words

Bill McCarthy

Living life with an autistic teenage daughter

Thirteen years ago today, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.  

She had ten perfect fingers, ten perfect toes, chubby cheeks and a full head of hair, and life was perfect…until her third day of life outside of the womb. 732 more words

3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

This is one of parents and youth pastors greatest fears, that their students would walk away from their faith after graduation.  The author of this article gives three common traits of youth who don’t leave the church.  384 more words

Ministry