I stared at the director in disbelief. I was in a meeting with my 3rd line supervisor and he had just told me that I would be required to physically be in the office every work day. What’s wrong with that, you ask? Well, he might as well have told me that I was fired because I knew that my time at the agency would soon come to an end. Let me explain. Continue reading “Workforce Engagement: Working With Special Needs Parents”
A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter turned 18. This is an exciting time in her life as she finishes high school and prepares for college. My wife and I are very proud of the woman that she has become; however, her outlook wasn’t always so rosy. 18 years ago, my daughter was in the hospital fighting for her life. She was born very premature (1 lb. 6 oz.) and the doctors weren’t sure that she was going to make it.
This article originally appeared in The Good Men Project on July 7, 2017.
Parent Involvement can Maximize any Child’s Potential
Recently, my wife and I were invited to speak at a Family Retreat Weekend in Austin, Texas that was sponsored by the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). Continue reading “Four Important Considerations for Educating Children With Special Needs”
This article originally appeared in the HuffPost on June 29, 2017.
My family and I just returned from a two-week whirlwind tour of five colleges across four states. My oldest daughter Julia will be a high school senior in the fall so we used part of our summer vacation to visit the colleges that she is most interested in. Continue reading “Three Keys to Preparing a Child for College”
I recently read an article titled “I Didn’t Want To Be A Mom, But I Had Kids Anyway” about a mom who initially was hesitant about becoming a parent but after having difficulty conceiving, going through postpartum depression, and the normal trials of motherhood, now has a level of love for her children that she didn’t think was possible. How did she get to that point? Simply, she answered the call. Continue reading “A Lesson in Parent Leadership: Answering the Call”