Porch Swing Stories

When Ashley asked me to share a story for her new series, I was practically jumping out of my skin:  Partially due to excitement, partially due to nerves.  Ashley is a great friend; the kind of friend who is always there when you need her.  She’s also a great writer.  She often brings me to tears…even when her stories are happy.  So I wanted to share a story that I wouldn’t normally share somewhere else.  I wanted to go just a little bit deeper for my dear friend Ashley.

Please head over and check out my Porch Swing Story.  Sometimes it takes the wisdom of a child to help us find peace with life’s big decisions…

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About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and the forthcoming "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)