We don’t have to have a party to honor our daughter's first period, but treating it as nonchalantly as a…
Alyssa Colton, a writer and editor in Albany, New York, taught college-level writing and literature for 18 years. Her work has been published in Mothering, Glamour, Author, Kitchens & Baths, Literary Arts Review, Amaranth Review, and aired on Northeast Public Radio. She is the mother of two daughters, 16 and 11. (Anna and Katie are pseudonyms.) You can read her blog on writing and find out more about her at abcwritingediting.wordpress.com.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, 15 to 20 percent of people have a language-based disability.