Off to Montcalm School We Go

May and Louise traveled to Michigan on August 13th and 14th to tour Montcalm School.  This program is part of a long running nonprofit called Starr Commonwealth. They have run public programs and provided services to children and families for years.  The campus, in Albion, Michigan, is beautiful and the weather was great too for our tour!  We were amazed … Read More

Idaho & Montana Trip: Day 2, 3 & 4

  Day 2: On Sunday, June 28, we started the day touring a young adult program called Focus Point .  Ron and Heidi Mendenhall, previously at Monarch School for 11 years, started this young adult transition program last year in August. This was the same time that their son, Alexander came one month early!  They own a big beautiful house in Hayden, Idaho. Ranel Hanson … Read More

Montana Academy & A Community of Parents

We have always respected the work of Montana Academy and John McKinnon’s ability to put into words so very well some of the reasons that parents need to send their children to a therapeutic boarding school. While he is writing (below) about a time when a parent did NOT hold a boundary well and it created a minor rift in … Read More

Mendacity

 When I read my “word for a day” today it was a word previously unknown to me:  Mendacity—the quality of being untruthful; a tendency to lie. Merriam-Webster gives mendacity two definitions: 1. the quality or state of being mendacious (given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth) 2. lie Synonyms include fable, fabrication, fairy tale, … Read More