How to Help Your Child With a Disability Overcome Adversity

Learning that your child has a disability can be difficult for parents, mainly due to the uncertainty involved. Living with a disability is so unfathomable for most able-bodied people that they immediately assume the worst fate for their child. Although it’s true that being disabled can bring its share of adversity, a strong-willed and loving […]

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Chicken Soup For the Sole: Stephen Hawking

This month’s Chicken Soup for the Sole will explore the life and achievements of Stephen Hawking. Although you’ve likely heard of him due to him being one of the most famous physicists to ever live, there’s a pretty incredible story behind his life and achievements. It’s common knowledge that he’s explored the limits of time […]

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Your December Chicken Soup for the Sole: The Story of Jim Abbott

Welcome to the first-ever installment of “Chicken Soup for the Sole!” Every month, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some “differently-abled” people who were able to overcome incredible physical challenges on their way to achieving their goals and dreams! This month’s story is about Jim Abbott, one of the most remarkable players in the history […]

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How to Say “I Can” When the World Says “You Can’t”

Being told you can’t do something is disheartening if you don’t have the right attitude, and it seems like people love to tell others what they can’t do more and more every day. One thing you have to learn if you are going to overcome a hardship is how to tune out the world’s slings […]

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Three Real-Life Examples of Blessings in Disguise

Oscar Wilde said that “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” It’s pretty hard to be able to think in the long-term when you’ve got a serious short-term problem to overcome. But it’s clear that a lot of things we see as problems or setbacks turn out to be blessings […]

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How to Raise Children Motivated to Overcome Challenges

All parents want their kids to be successful and happy, but very few parents ask themselves the question “How will my child deal with adversity and life’s challenges?” Maybe this is why there are so few people who feel confident about their ability to overcome challenges. Determined people aren’t born: they’re made. Here’s three ways […]

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