Homework Hell

Jeanette slumps on my couch while Collin sits on the office floor, building with Legos. Dark circles under her eyes swell a bit as she tears up, describing how she and Collin battled over homework for hours last night. She finally gave up in despair at around 11 pm....

Delight in Parenting

Katie’s Dad slumps in the recliner in my office while Katie builds a masterpiece with K’nex. “She is ruining our family,” he says angrily. Katie is about 8 years old and in treatment for anxiety and mood difficulties. I guide the conversation...

Should I Go or Should I Stay?

Jill Ravitz recently posted her bipolar story, which caused me to think about my own situation with my wife and our family. Back in 1999 my wife was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. Within about two years, we were discussing divorce. Bipolar disorder was tearing...

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