How to Turn Sibling Rivalry into Sibling Cooperation

Sibling rivalry: it’s a very well-known and proper way to describe something that can be at times emotionally taxing and even downright brutal! If you are fortunate enough to have siblings, you likely have some stories about how difficult it could be to get along with them at times (and even if you don’t believe […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: The Marlee Matlin Story

Although there are quite a few deaf actors working today, chances are the most successful and well-known is Marlee Matlin. Not only is she the youngest person to ever won the “Best Actress” Academy Award (at the tender age of 21,) she is is also the only deaf actor ever to win an Oscar. It […]

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The Key to Reigniting the Fire of Determination When You’ve Lost Hope

Whether we like to admit it or not, sometimes life beats us down. Staying positive in a corrupt and unfair world is difficult; and sometimes hope can be lost little by little until we’re left wondering if things can ever get better. I’m here to tell you that they can! Here’s how you can reignite […]

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Miracles Really Happen: Three Amazing Real-Life Stories

We live in a cynical time, and it’s probably safe to say that most people don’t believe in miracles. However, miracles do happen: just ask the three people whose stories we’re writing about in this article! Whether they were medical miracles or physical miracles, it’s evident that sometimes things happen that we just can’t explain. […]

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Why Physical Limits Sometime Result in Extraordinary Achievements

Having physical limits can sometimes be just that: limiting. However, getting stuck in the rut of limitation never leads to any new ground being explored— and truly, it’s not until a person stops focusing on what they can’t do that they learn what they can do. This article is all about extraordinary people who adapted […]

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What to Do and Say When Your Child Doesn’t Meet Expectations

Parents love their children no matter what, but the hard truth of the matter is that sometimes they fail to meet their parents’ expectations of them. Whether they’re having struggles in the classroom or leaving piles of dirty clothes in their bedroom, children can fall short of our expectations in various ways. If this is […]

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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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