When Lupe Torres’ college-age daughter told her story in front of a room full of 3,000 pharmaceutical executives, she got a standing ovation. It was a story of triumph and hope—a story told after suffering from not just her severe bleeding disorder, but from the… Read More »Surviving Bullying – Preventing and Diffusing It for Children with Medical Conditions
Regina Aguirre first began attending Empact Parenting* programs when her son was eighteen months old. She and her husband had been struggling to manage their son’s Factor VIII hemophilia deficiency. What a difference a few years make. Today her son is 19 years old, and… Read More »Journaling Your Way to Parenting Perspective – Writing it all down
It’s safe to say that every parent has had to deal with one of their child’s tantrums, sometime. The shrieking, the rolling on the floor, the out and out refusal to mind—they are enough to test the will of even the most calm, patient parent.… Read More »Stopping Tantrums in their Tracks – The safety challenges of temper and kids with special needs
Recently, while reading a book in a snack bar area while waiting for my granddaughter to finish her soccer practice, I found myself at a table beside a mother and her beautiful ten-year-old daughter. The ten-year-old had her homework spread out in front of her… Read More »Make Visits to the Clinic Easier – Dealing with Whining
While watching a show about elephants on Animal Planet the other day, I found myself laughing out loud as an adorable little baby elephant emerged with his mother from the privacy of the birthing room and began learning herd discipline. While his mother and auntie… Read More »Disciplining our children – What can we learn from elephants?