Chapters

PROLOGUE

The Life Unexpected – The one you were meant to have

CHAPTER 1

ACCEPTANCE

CHAPTER 2

DIGGING OUT OF THE TRENCHES

Isolation and despair

Sense of Self

It’s not all in their heads

Trust

Landmines

CHAPTER 3

UNDERSTANDING AND SURVIVING YOUR DEFIANT CHILD OR TEEN

CHAPTER 4

WALKING ON EGGSHELLS

CHAPTER 5

STAND UP TO CONFORMITY TO GET A DIFFERENTIATED EDUCATION

School Phobia and School Refusal

The Freight Train

Sidebars, Side Effects and Settings

Fear, As Core Emotion

Open Letter

CHAPTER 6

YOUR NEW CAREER MEDICAL HISTORIAN AND PROFESSIONAL ROLLERCOASTER RIDER

CHAPTER 7

THE WONDER AND MARVEL OF DIFFERENT

The Palette

CHAPTER 8

TWO STEPS FORWARD ONE STEP BACK STILL GETS YOU AHEAD

CHAPTER 9

EXPECTATIONS, WHO ARE THEY FOR?

CHAPTER 10

THE HIGH COST OF A QUICK FIX FOR KIDS WITH BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 11

THE PERSON BEHIND THE PARENT

CHAPTER 12

THE PROMISE