Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sarge Goodchild treating children is VERY, VERY RIGHT.

In contrast to yesterday's gloom, read this from the Beverly Citizen about an amazing (and handsome) man name Sargent Goodchild. Isn't that the best New England Yankee kind of name? (Says the girl with a million vowels in her names.)

Sarge Goodchild, at Active Healing changed my girls' lives. When the doctors wrote the kids off, told me to take them home and call the schools for help and just love them, Sarge said, "There's much you can do, Kim."

Sarge gave me the ultimate gift. HOPE. Real hope. Not empty promises, but an assurance that my kids had potential and were worth treating. Treating well.


Kathryn Johansen said...

Kim, thank you so much for sharing this! I am very interested in reading about this and will be perusing his site. I can't help but look at his name and think how fitting it is. So, he's helped your girls a lot?

Kim Stagliano said...

Kathryn, he got us on the righteous path... ;) He's the first person who said to me, "Look at Gianna's red, papery cheeks and runny nose. Try removing dairy, it might help her." And it did. From there we've made only forward progress. Slow and steady. But always forward, and what more can a parent ask for?

Sarge said...

Kim, thanks for your kinds words and link to the article. The message of hope that you are carrying forward and the effort that you have put into your children is humbling. You are a true testament to the power of mothers everywhere.


Maddy said...

Timing is so important. Glad you had a good pal at the right time.
Best wishes

Kim Stagliano said...

You're right, Maddy! Friends come from all places, don't they? And so many people care about our kids. That is one of the blessings we have.

Get back to that scrubbing! ;)

John Fiske said...

Active healing works! Alex is the daily proof. It does not offer instantanoues relief from symptoms, but it corrects the underlying disorder, without the use of medicines, and without side effects.Thanks to Kim for telling me about Sarge last year.

Phil said...

Hi Kim,

Just found you from a comment on Nathan Bransfords blog. As a parent, a very recent former children's therapist and an aspiring writer I think I'm going to enjoy your blog.

Kim Stagliano said...

Hi, Phil! Welcome. I write about writing, autism, writing about autism, and channel my inner Miss Snark here. Isn't Nathan's blog wonderful? Do you have an agent? I'm with Eric Myers at Spieler. I met him at Backspace The Author Agent seminar last fall. I'm at the end of my revisions (as if there's ever really an end) and hoping to have the MS ship shape by Thanksgiving. You?

Casdok said...

Thankfully there is always hope.
But really nice to be told it.

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