Baker Act

Dear This is Tough, A Baker Act is when a child is a threat to themselves or others. My children know that any threat of self-harm – whether joking, in a rage, or out of spite will always result in a Baker Act.  We cannot take the risk of a child getting hurt. Even if […]

Being Present

Dear Anita Lifeline, Sometimes, it is just being present with a child that models connection. It is very powerful to non-verbally communicate to a child that even when he/she is not acting nicely, you want to be with him/her. We can also encourage the child to use his/her words as pouting is generally the perception […]