How to Deal with Having a Gay Daughter

When the news comes out that your daughter is gay, the best thing you can do as a parent is to be as supportive as possible. You can’t make it about you and you can’t make them uncomfortable. It took a lot of courage, guts, and strength for them to do what they did. Because … [Read more…]

Being the Mother of a Heroin Addict

  Being the mother or father of a heroin addict is probably one of the hardest things to deal with as a parent. This is a drug that changes people and destroys morals. Most of the time you feel as if there is nothing you can do to help your child. It will cause a … [Read more…]

Why I Put My Son on ADHD Meds

Sometimes I get judgment from other people about putting my son on ADHD medications, but I don’t regret it. Before he was on medication, he was constantly distracting other children in his class and not doing his work. There is a stigma associated with ADHD medications, but judgment is not helpful. Ever since John started … [Read more…]

My Son is a Drug Addict

The moment you realize your son is a drug addict is a moment you will never forget. You start to feel guilty. You ask yourself what you did wrong as a mother. This happened to me five years ago when I first started noticing my son, Mark, acting apathetic and withdrawn. And when he went … [Read more…]

Having a Non-Verbal Child

I hate it when I tell people my daughter is six years old and they look at me stunned. I hate that I have to just speak for her whenever strangers ask her what her name is. I hate that she can’t tell me what she wants verbally. When I first realized my daughter was … [Read more…]