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MS dad, husband, relative caregiver, and story teller. My World and Welcome To It!

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  • Monster BashTweetThe hiking boot came out of nowhere and slammed against the side of my face.  My glasses went flying across the room and I fell to the floor. In the background I heard crying. Max was angry; Mom was going out.  He had begun to pound the window...
  • Steps Backward
    on Nov 16, 2011 in Anxiety children depression Family Son
    TweetMax has been having a lot of problems and issues lately.  He has been unmanageable, explosive, and angry.  It seems like he has taken major steps backward after improving quite substantially. It is not that he has been intentionally getting in...
  • Misunderstood Situation
    on Sep 16, 2011 in children punishment Schools Son
    Okay, so today is Monday.  I just got off the phone with Max’s teacher. We have an issue but the school is trying to downplay it.  It might not sound very major to people but I think it does to a young child. Basically what happened was that...
  • Is It Abuse or NotDo you ever wonder if you are raising your kids correctly? A lot of parents don’t… I was one of those. I knew how my parents raised my siblings and me. We all turned out okay. No we didn’t! We all have problems of one kind or anothe...
  • Get Lost
    on Sep 6, 2011 in Stress children
    It was a beautiful summer night last night. I grabbed Max, my 10 year old, to go out for a walk. He decided to ride his bike instead. Together we headed up to the school running track. I jogged to keep up with him. When we got to the parking lot he n...
  • Flat On My BackI hit the floor hard! I was lying on my back staring at the ceiling. People came running from all directions. Max was looking down at me with a scared look on his face. He grabbed my hand and tried to pull me up. “Let go of me and go sit do...
  • Mean Girls At School
    on Oct 6, 2010 in Bullying children bullies kids
    ‘ve been hearing the expression “mean girls” a lot from my wife lately. I’ve only heard it before from the movie starring Lindsay Lohan.  It is about a girl that joins a clique and is required to do mean, deceitful, and untr...
  • Bullies on the Bus
    on Oct 4, 2010 in Bullying children bullies kids
    At the start of the school year I wrote about the new van company that had taken over Max’s route.  As far as the driving is concerned things have been working out pretty well.  But a new concern has arisen that totally eclipses any problems...
  • I Feel Worthless
    on Sep 8, 2010 in Family Therapy children
    For 3 years we have been seeing family therapists. The goal has always been to help my wife, Max, and me to be a family as we work through his ADHD, Asperger’s, and Bipolar issues. It hasn’t been easy. This is not because Max has been r...
  • His Only Pleasure In Life
    on Sep 6, 2010 in Dad Family Growing old Parents
    “On your way out will you buy my Dad some chewing tobacco?” Whenever my wife asks me that it send chills down my spine. I don’t like doing it. I don’t want to do it. She doesn’t understand. She thinks it is because I ha...
  • Welcome Back to School
    on Sep 2, 2010 in Schools children kids
    “Mrs Corr? This is Max’s van company. School starts tomorrow and we wanted to let you know that we will be picking him up at quarter of 8 in the morning. “That won’t be enough time. School starts at 8:20 and it takes an hour t...
  • My Review of the Acoustitone™ PRO Hearing Aid
    on Aug 23, 2010 in hearing review
    My mother-in-law has a hearing aid. I never thought much about them until I noticed how much trouble she has with it. So many times I will be talking to her and she’ll appear to be listening to every word. But when I am done it turns out tha...
  • Discover One of the Top Rated Hearing Aids on the Internet!
    on Aug 23, 2010 in hearing review
    My mother-in-law has a hearing aid. I never thought much about them until I noticed how much trouble she has with it. So many times I will be talking to her and she’ll appear to be listening to every word. But when I am done it turns out tha...
  • My Review of the Acoustitone™ PRO Hearing Aid
    on Aug 23, 2010 in hearing review
    My mother-in-law has a hearing aid. I never thought much about them until I noticed how much trouble she has with it. So many times I will be talking to her and she’ll appear to be listening to every word. But when I am done it turns out tha...
  • Being With Horses
    on Aug 9, 2010 in Anxiety children kids
    Ever since he has been a baby Max has been afraid of dogs. Big dogs. It is because he used to spend a lot of time at his uncle’s and aunt’s house. They owned three large German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers. Now, they were never very...
  • Reinforcing Negative BehaviorsCatchy title huh? Why would anyone want to reinforce negative behaviors? Certainly not parents! We don’t want to raise our kids to be adults who have tantrums or scream or steal or any number of other bad things. When I was writing my post o...
  • His First Job
    on Aug 2, 2010 in children work ADHD bipolar disorder kids
    It is now the middle of the summer. What would it be for a nine year old boy if he didn’t have his first job? Max was approached by our next door neighbors to see if he would be willing to water their plants and vegetable garden while they we...
  • The Honeymoon PeriodHave you ever heard the phrase “The Honeymoon Period”? A honeymoon is a trip or holiday that is taken by a couple that has just gotten married. The honeymoon period is the early harmonious time in their relationship. The phrase can als...
  • Modeling BehaviorsIn my first post on house rules I mentioned five problems my son Max has that we have to resolve: He isn’t clear on the rules. He isn’t clear on the consequences. In school he has a defined set of rules and consequences but at home there is...
  • House Rules Part 2Recently I wrote about raising my 9 year old son Max and the fact that there were no consistent rules in our house. My wife and I had been at our wits end trying to figure out how we were going to raise this kid right. We read a lot of books and lis...
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