"Time out" is usually related to the correction of our child's misbehavior.
Sometimes life turns the tables on us... I will never forget the time our oldest, then 6, was mad at me after a particularly passionate power struggle and she told me to go to my room...and I DID!
Yep, I looked at my husband, told him I needed a minute, went to our room and closed the door. To be honest, I stayed for more than "a minute" and it was glorious!
I wasn't in the habit of letting our
"My child is struggling and I"m exhausted." "My spouse is disconnected from the family." "I feel like I'm not doing enough, but I don't know what else to try." Being the parent of a child with special needs is challenging. In fact, it can bring unexpected stresses with spouses, siblings and even within your own belief in your parenting abilities. You try your best to be kind, patient and loving but there are days when you're so tired of the struggles that you just want to qui
We watch adorable baby food commercials and think,
"I can't wait to have those happy moments with my own kids." When we actually have kids we discover parenting is hard work, sleepless nights and days of questioning our ability to deal with a two-year-old mid-tantrum. It is also life lessons we wouldn't have had without our kiddos! Lesson #1: It's okay to admit we don't know everything Part of parenting is feeling unprepared. My first real struggle came during our firstborn'