Parenting

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2009 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
On April 21, MDA launched its new social networking site, myMDA. With the goal of creating “strength in community,” the site provides an easy way to connect with other individuals and families coping with ALS in order to discuss health care, research, caregiving strategies, parenting questions and...
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
Almost everyone loves holiday traditions. Besides being fun and giving us another reason to look forward to the holiday season, traditions promote family togetherness and camaraderie among friends, and provide an excellent way to make and share memories. When ALS interferes with favorite holiday...
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Amy Madsen
In Sandstone, Minn., Alea, 16, and Alexandra, 13, have added “caregiver” to the long list of roles they assume in life, including daughter, sister, friend, teenager and student. The girls’ father, William Anderson, learned he had ALS on March 26, one day after his 49th birthday.

Tips for helping children cope

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 14:34, By: Amy Madsen
Gae and Lauren Skager with their golden retriever puppy, Dakota, encourage people across the nation to organize ALS support groups for children and youth. "ALS affects my life, too!” says 13-year-old Lauren Skager of Minneapolis.


Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Amy Madsen
"The two offices of memory are collection and distribution." ~ Samuel Johnson As people grow older, their thoughts often turn to philosophical questions of life, death and the nature of human existence and experience. Many examine their lives, wondering about the significance of their...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Freelance
As we huddle on the couch, munching popcorn and engrossed in our movie, the kids and I are startled by a sharp knock at the door. Before I can shift forward to start the painstaking process of standing up, our neighbors burst into our house. “Are you OK?!” Beth asks breathlessly.
Posted on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Freelance
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