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Old Tired Dog

You don't have to have 10 children to appreciate this one:

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, resumed his position in the hall, and slept for an hour. This continued…


Added by Elizabeth Coplan on January 21, 2008 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

To Medicate or Not to Medicate

It is never easy to make the decision whether to medicate your child or not. Now there are 2 new parents' guides put out by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association that may help.

The ADHD Parents…


Added by Elizabeth Coplan on January 10, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Appreciative Inquiry & Non-violent communication

Last year, North Star Family Matters, a new parenting magazine, hit the scene. It's filled with excellent articles utilizing techniques such as Appreciative Inquiry, Non-Violent…


Added by Elizabeth Coplan on January 5, 2008 at 10:09pm — No Comments

As we say "Goodbye" to 2007... partner, Mary Scribner, and I would like to take stock of our A Wild Ride accomplishments:

1. We made a conscious choice to keep…


Added by Elizabeth Coplan on December 28, 2007 at 11:17am — No Comments


In the spirit of the holidays, today's Blog entry focuses on PLAY. Many of us struggle during this season with children whose sensory issues can not take in all the activities, noises and smells of the season. In short, they seem to find it difficult to play.

A while back, Melitsa from Play-Activities contacted me about her site. I checked it out and…


Added by Elizabeth Coplan on December 24, 2007 at 11:14am — No Comments

Thought for the Weekend

My son's teacher, and our good friend, suffered a major stroke earlier in the school year. His recovery is slow but steady. He's an amazing man. His wife is an inspiration to all of us as we individually deal with our own challenges. Almost every day, Judy writes on her husband's Care Page, letting all of their family and friends know what major or minor progress Kim made since the last time she posted. Today, at the bottom of her update, Judy…


Added by Elizabeth Coplan on December 15, 2007 at 7:37pm — No Comments



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