Take a class with a coach that has strategies to bring out the best in you and your child. When people make fun of ADHD say, “ADHD is awesome.” or “Why would you make fun of a human being?” or “You don’t know much about ADHD, do you?” Every time someone asks, “Does your child have ADD/ADHD?” say, “Yes, but I don’t believe it’s a disorder. Some of the most creative and successful people have ADHD.” (Michael Phelps, Robin Williams, Simone Biles, and Emma Watson, and so on). Read More
Why is Writing Challenging for ADHD Kids?
Writing isn’t easy. Writing well is one of the hardest school skills that we learn. It’s just not straightforward, like math, or relaxing like art. Writing requires effort. This is true, to a certain extent, for everyone. Even writers. For instance, have you ever heard of Math Block or Touchdown Block, or French block? Not likely, but there IS writer’s block. It’s when the ideas are stuck and you can’t access them. Read More
50 Ways to Kick Your Mood Up a Notch
I asked a group of moms what suggestions they had for raising the roof when they’re feeling down: Below are 50 ways to kick it up a notch when you can’t motivate yourself to get it done Read More
Does Your Child Have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?
Here is important information on a new(ish) aspect of ADD/ADHD called Rejection Sensitive Disorder (or RSD).I’m going to talk about how it feels and how to parent someone experiencing an RSD episode. After that, I will cite articles explaining the biology of it. Read More
ADHD and Friendships
Justin sits alone at lunch every. single. day. His only friends are his cousins, who have known him since they were all babies together and are accepting of his super-shy, silent, and scattered personality. The school has called about their concerns that Justin is suffering in some way. His mother tells me, “My heart breaks when I think of him sitting alone. Why is there NO ONE who will talk to him?” Read More
Pitfalls of Creating Behavior Expectations for ADHD Children
Creating behavior expectations for ADHD kids is tricky but it doesn’t have to be when parents are open to changing preconceived notions. You’ll actually find yourself doing less work keeping your kids in line! Watch out for these pitfalls when you’re creating behavior expectations for children with ADHD. Read More
Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids
You know it’s not kind, but why should you stop yelling when it’s the only thing your kids respond to? Here’s why you will WANT to stop yelling! Read More
7 Types of ADHD | Does your child have the correct ADHD diagnosis?
The past few week I’ve been blogging about the 7 Types of ADHD (Classic, Inattentive, Over-Focused, Temporal Lobe, Limbic, Ring of Fire, and ADHD with Anxiety), Dr. Daniel Amen’s identifications. As scientists and behaviorists learn more and more about ADHD, it really is imperative that we keep up with the times and, for moms and dads, our parenting decisions. Read More
7 Types of ADHD | Type 7: ADD with Anxiety
Expert Yafa Crane Luria talks to us about the causes, symptoms and treatment for people with Anxious ADD. People with Anxious ADD often avoid conflict like the plague, unlike other ADD types that tend to be more excitement and conflict seeking. Read More
7 Types of ADHD | Type 6: Ring of Fire ADD
ADHD expert, Yafa Crane Luria talks to us about the different types of ADHD. Here are the common traits found in Type 6: Ring of Fire ADD. Read More
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