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"Dr. Laura....I was moved by Liza Long's plea in her post "I am Adam Lanza's mother" but bothered by her approach to her son. Couldn't that be part of the problem? Or is he just a boy whose problems are too big to do anything about except to medicate him or lock him up, like the Sandy Hook shooter?"  READ POST

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Permalink

"Dr. Laura... I'm finding myself unable to focus on being present with my children, suffering from horrible headaches, trouble falling asleep and just completely disturbed as a mother in this country. How can we as parents cope with our own emotions over this tragedy?" - Michelle   READ POST

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Permalink

I've been besieged by parents wondering how a young man could shoot up a classroom of children "out of the blue." Yes, it's terrifying. But kids don’t suddenly become mass murderers at age 20 without any prior warning.   READ POST

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Permalink

"We chat, talk, tweet, stream, and absorb violence with a hunger. It’s just so horrifying that sometimes it’s hard not to watch. We follow along in bed, on the bus, in our cars (!), and during our face to face time with loved ones and family. This news is upsetting and torrential. Many of us are left feeling a bit helpless or vulnerable. So are our children." - Wendy Sue Swanson

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” - Mr Rogers
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Friday, December 14, 2012 | Permalink

I'm honored to be guest blogging today at Dr. Melissa Arca's Confessions of a Dr Mom.com as part of my Blog Tour for Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Here's the beginning of my guest post, which is continued at Confessions of a Dr Mom -- and where you can also register for a drawing to win a free copy of my book! Check at the bottom of this post for a round-up of my other blog tour stops.  READ POST

Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Permalink