The Book

If there’s anything the contributors to Easy to Love but Hard to Raise want you to know, it’s this:


We’ve been there. We’ve done that. When we published Easy to Love…in 2012 we wanted to connect with others who were in our same boat. We succeeded marvelously, and built a community of parents who were united in the sheer puzzle that is parenting children with neurobehavioral disorders.

But kids grow up, our interests change, and now we feel the need for a little more privacy in our lives. The blog has gone quiet. The book still exists.

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise is an anthology of personal essays written by parents of children with ADD, ADHD, OCD, PDD, ASDs, SPD, PBD and/or other alphabet soup diagnoses that takes the already difficult job of parenting and adds to the challenge.

These essays focus on honest feelings, lessons learned, epiphanies, commonplace and extraordinary experiences. They are written by parents of toddlers, young children, teens, and adult children; those who are in the parenting trenches now, and those looking back on their parenting experiences. Topics include : how children came to be diagnosed, the experience of dealing with problem behaviors in various contexts and settings, experiences with/feelings about treatment (therapies, medications, alternative treatments), school (and other advocacy) experiences, children’s social interactions/friends, and the effect of parenting a difficult child on a parent’s emotional and physical health, marriage, and other relationships.

If the topic of this book speaks to you, please consider buying it in print or ebook from Amazon.

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