Parenting Challenges

url-1Parenting comes with its challenges. Gr8ful Mom faces the problems that are typical in a family. After the recent death of her husband and being the mother of a son with ADHD and learning disabilities, she gives her perspective as a single parent and the challenges that are faced in parenting a special needs child alone.

Select a complaint and post a comment of your response.  As you read your response, try to figure out the “truth” underneath the complaint by placing the word “because” after the complaint.  The first two are examples:


Parents’ complaints:

Everything we ask them to do is a fight.

I always look forward to the day that my son will do a routine task on his own without being asked over and over, for example – take a shower, brush your teeth, feed the pets… It is very stressful, because I am constantly “reminding” him to do things, then he feels I am nagging him and our interactions are always negative.

 They lie.

My son has been often been lying about things and it is very hurtful to me.  I feel like I can’t trust him and trust is so important.  Because of his lying, I feel like I can barely believe anything he tells me anymore.

Dr. Cathy Announces Upcoming Mental Health Book Series

Dr. Cathy will announce the first book in a mental health series at the Book launch/ signing of The Perfect Family Storm book.   Be the first to find out more about the mental health series by attending the book launch/ signing on 01/16/16 at 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM at Barns & Noble, 1311 Nixon Dr., Moorestown, NJ 08057.Sunset and road image

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Book Launch/signing of The Perfect Family Storm Book

You are invited to a book launch/signing at Barnes & Noble Book Store, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057, 01/16/16 at 1:00 PM- 3:00PM.  Dr. Cathy will talk about her book, what inspired her to write the book and answer any questions you may have.

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The new Perfect Family Storm Book

The new Perfect Family Storm: Tips to Restore Mental Health and Strengthen Family Relationships in Today’s World, published by Balboa Press, has hit land and can be ordered from your local book store upon your request or order from https://www.

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The Storm

No one escapes the storm.

Everyone is in a storm.

Every family has a storm.

You have an internal storm.

What is the storm?

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They always want money

Parenting complaint: The kids always want money.

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  1. Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you are enjoying our work. Please visit our other sites by Doctor Cathy and continue to provide feedback, comments, suggestions and ideas!

  2. Life has become so chaotic! External demands and circumstance pull us in every direction forcing us in to roles we do not want, yet can’t seem to escape from.

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