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Difficult Times: My Son’s Bipolar Diagnosis

I have always held onto the belief that things happen for a reason. Many years ago, I went through a horrible time in my life that lasted six months. I had filed for divorce, was told by my landlord that I had 60 days to find a new home because he was selling all of... Read more »

My Son Was Diagnosed with Type I Diabetes

When my son was 3, he had a friend in preschool who had diabetes. One day while at the pharmacy, he saw diabetes supplies displayed under the counter. He announced loudly, "When I get diabebes, I am going to buy those!" Everyone in line thought he was so cute. Over the last 10 years we... Read more »

Sound Off: Link between Vaccines and Autism Retracted

What parent hasn't considered the possibility of postponing or rejecting routine vaccinations out of fear of a link between vaccines and Autism Over a year ago, and with little fanfare, Dr. Wakefield's 1998 study indicating a link between the Measels, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and Autism was exposed as a fake. At that time, medical... Read more »

Who (and When) Do You Tell about Your Child’s Disability?

My child's behavior issues started at age two. Out in public, he would appear to strangers to be a spoiled, indulged kid. Strangers would glare at my ineffective parenting. I kept quiet and secretly thought about printing up business cards to explain our situation. When preschool started, he did not have any labels or a diagnosis... Read more »