Cindy and her husband adopted three emotionally disturbed children. This experience required her to become more actively involved in the parenting process. Because of her children's disabilities, she home-schooled them to do all she could to insure their success in life.
Having experienced the difficulties of raising children with deep-seated emotional issues, she became very knowledgeable in many different aspects of childhood development. This was accomplished through formal parenting classes, formal and informal counselling sessions, and lots of in-depth research.
Cindy and her husband also owned an agency that provided non-medical in-home care for adults for 12 years. During this time she witnessed first hand families struggling to make the best choices possible for their families as they coped with the difficulties caused by illness and aging.