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When Will It Stop?

I was sitting in a nail salon when the news broke of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It made me angry. All the women in the salon were angry. When are we going to wake up and do something to make this STOP! I have a friend who works… Continue reading When Will It Stop?

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5 Ways to Cope with Christmas

The other morning I received a call from one of my dearest friends. It’s hard to believe we met over 16 years ago when our flight was canceled and we were both stranded in airport limbo. Incidentally, we were eight years old at the time! Okay, or eight times something. She is one of those… Continue reading 5 Ways to Cope with Christmas

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What is Grande Parenting Solutions?

Shari Grande, MSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach Are you struggling to be the best parent possible for your child?  When a child has a developmental, social, emotional or learning challenge everyone in the family is affected.  Parent coaching starts with you, the parent and supports you and your partner on the journey of raising a… Continue reading What is Grande Parenting Solutions?

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Interview with a Divorcee

Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.[1] The definition of marriage varies from culture to culture, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships… Continue reading Interview with a Divorcee

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The Holidays: Special Needs Style

  By: Shari Grande - Grande Parenting Solutions At the risk of sounding like Mrs. Grinch I have a confession. I don’t like the Holidays. There, I said it. Perhaps if we could go back to celebrating Halloween AND Thanksgiving prior to the barrage of decorations, cards, food, dinner party invitations, commitments, more food, and… Continue reading The Holidays: Special Needs Style

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10 Things Parents Should Know To Protect Their Child/Teen From Sexual Abuse

Unfortunately, sexual abuse of children and teens is far too common. Countless studies have shown that children do not openly express to adults what is happening to them. It’s so important for parents to be keenly aware if their child is acting out, and equally important to assess the adults who play key roles in… Continue reading 10 Things Parents Should Know To Protect Their Child/Teen From Sexual Abuse

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A Special Kind of Anniversary

August 22 is a very poignant anniversary for our family. On that date seven years ago, my husband Vin and I heard, "your son has autism." At the time, I was quite certain I would never be the same. In fact, there are days where I am unrecognizable to myself and people who knew me… Continue reading A Special Kind of Anniversary