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Is my Child Transgender? A Compassionate Approach to Your Child’s Gender Exploration.

This week’s blog is written by Alyssa Leonard, LCSW. I hope you find it thought compelling. Please feel free to share it with others who may have a transgender child.   When faced with the realization that their child may be transgender, parents experience a vast range of emotions and a million questions. It is […]

The Hardest Thing

In early November, I came across a quote that resonated with me; I kept it, I was not sure why. Would I use it in my work, write about it or did it have a message for me personally? You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look […]

First Love

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call telling me that my first boyfriend had passed away. While we had not seen each other in many years, I felt overwhelmed with emotion. “How could this be?” I thought, as I worked my way through a box of tissues trying to figure out why I […]

Adult Children with Addiction, Alcoholism or Mental Illness (ACWA)

In the 1980’s, the ACOA (Adult Children OF Alcoholics) movement opened an honest dialogue of how parental addiction impacted children.  Fueled by the work of John Bradshaw and Claudia Black, the conversation expanded to include drug addiction and mental illness. The term “Dysfunctional Family” gave a collective voice to adult children who once lived with […]