Who’s the Hero?

At the SCORRE Conference this week, I gave three speeches. The first one was pretty much upon arrival. So, I didn't know the people I was speaking to. More importantly, I was unprepared and exhausted.My coach got up, his eyes welled up, put his hand on...

Keeping Kids Safe Today

The internet poses new challenges for parents. Keeping kids safe from identity thieves, predators, and role playing strangers has to be part of our education on defensive strategy, particularly social media.When my children were small, I stayed away from cameras because I was afraid that...

Medicate, Mask or Master

I have Lyme disease. Sometimes I medicate, which may alleviate the symptoms at the root or it may just mask them. Other things are under my direct control. My diet and supplements affect pain levels and disability or ability, as the case might be.In my...

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Education and awareness about child abuse and child sexual abuse is s good thing. Helping people spot the signs of abuse, broach the subject with dignity, ask the right questions, and mostly handle suspected or acknowledged abuse victims with compassion and wisdom is of utmost...

One Way to Educate

One of the ways anyone can educate the public and those in positions of power is to write a letter exposing the facts, mingling them with real people’s stories and putting out very specific actions that you want the educated to take.  This can take...