Martinez Family

Wednesday, May 7

Dad, Sindo, is a civilian contractor in Iraq, leaving his wife, Michelle, home alone for five months at a time with three rambunctious children — Sindo, 9, Ashley, 7, and Mikey, 6. Mom is easily overwhelmed and rides a daily rollercoaster of emotions, waiting for dad’s regular email to reassure her that he has survived another day. Her frequent crying, yelling and overreaction to the kids prompts them to respond with hostility and behavior that quickly spirals out of control. Can Jo help these parents with tools to ease some of the pressure of this new family dynamic?

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