Donna Leskosek has spent years working with children and trying to understand life from their perspective. In this insightful article, she talks about how she deals with kids of all ages who are in the midst of tantrums. What she doesn’t do is just as important as what she does do.
My husband is a good man. He has good values, a kind heart and he is very hard working. He is an exceptionally good father. From the moment he held our children — and even before that — I knew they would always be safe with him.
It is just a house, an old Cape Cod that was ostentatious when it was built many, many years ago. The red roof will need to be replaced. When it was first put on, my great uncle Howard was still alive and capable of roofing with the help of my husband and my brother in […]
Max was neurotic, he didn’t play well with others, he constantly ran away, and once he even bit his own offspring. Even so, he was a well-loved dog.
Donna has worked in child protection for 25 years. Intellectually, she understands how people become conditioned to be abusers. Her heart still doesn’t get it.
A woman looking at old photos of her father, wonders what he would have thought of her if he were still alive.
A woman who has the same nightmare for 35 years discovers that her dream was actually a reality.
While I have great respect for women who can haul out the jack and get the tire off, I have no desire to do so — I feel that’s why God made cell phones.
Donna Leskosek sums up her brother Garry in his reaction to various experiences with Christmas trees the family has had over the years. Not once does she mention the line, “He ain’t heavy; he’s my brother.”
She left home without a map, confident that the “big green signs” along the highway would guide her safely to her destination. But then the “big green signs” disappeared and the road got windy…