Hi! Thank you for visiting Kiddie Matters!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an additional Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I have over ten years of experience working with children both in the school and foster care systems.
Currently, I am a stay at home mom to three lovely children and den leader to a dedicated group of Tiger Cubs.
The goal at Kiddie Matters is to share creative ways to help children master valuable social and life skills that will help them be successful in all areas of their lives.
My desire to help children become their best selves stems from my own childhood experiences.
My childhood wasn’t terrible. I had a roof over my head and three square meals. What was missing was emotional support and guidance. My mom struggled with depression and most times could barely meet her own emotional needs much less that of her children.
My self-esteem was a wreck because no one ever told me I was enough or that it didn’t matter what people thought of me. I was bullied on a regular basis, but never told a soul because I figured no one would care.
I left childhood battered and bruised, but I refused to be a victim.
As much as I would like for my childhood to have been different, I am who I am because of my experiences.
My experiences made me more attuned to my feelings and the feelings of other people. They also filled me with the drive to rise above my raisin’ and change the trajectory of my life. I worked hard and stayed the course even when I wanted to give up.
My goal in life is to help children understand that through believing in themselves and learning the value of hard work, determination, and faith, they can live the lives they were destined for.
This doesn’t only apply to children who have rough upbringings. This is true for all children.
I hope you stick around on this journey with me. Our children really are the future and they are well worth our investment.
I appreciate you stopping by and hope you continue to come back!
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