Category Archives: Parenting

Wohoo! My ADHD book won the GOLD!

Posted on April 17, 2017

I am sooo excited and delighted that my book, ADHD: Non-medication Treatments & Skills for Children and Teens won the GOLD award in psychology in the 29th annual Benjamin Franklin awards. Over 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts – most of whom have decades of book industry experience – judge the books submitted(read more)

7 Ways to Help “Screen” Addiction

Posted on September 30, 2016

Last month I wrote about how to tell if your child or teen is addicted to “screens”. You can read that blog post here. So what can you do if you think your child or teen is addicted? Here are seven important steps to take to help them prevent and reduce screen addiction. 1. Prevention.(read more)

Is Your Child or Teen Addicted to “Screens”?

Posted on September 5, 2016

Since I was a child I have loved to play games such as board games and cards.  Earlier this year I downloaded a few computer games onto my iPad and iPhone and discovered I really enjoy playing them.  But I have noticed that sometimes I play much longer than I intended or I keep playing when I(read more)

What If You Change the Way You Look at Things?

Posted on August 2, 2016

How do you see the world?  Are you a glass half empty of glass half full person? Do you have a choice about how you look at things? In the left-hand photo of this field the plants look random and chaotic.  But in the second photo of the same plants they look orderly and organized. (read more)

Why We Should Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Posted on November 24, 2014

Why should we teach mindfulness skills to kids? Mindfulness can directly improve the lives of kids in significant ways.  Some of the benefits suggested by the latest research include: Increased emotional regulation Increased social skills Increased ability to orient attention Increased working memory and planning and organization Increased self esteem Increased sense of calmness, relaxation,(read more)

ADHD: Why You Should Exercise

Posted on July 7, 2014

As adults with ADHD or parents of children with ADHD we are always trying to find things that decrease ADHD symptoms and improve our ability to succeed. Something that is often overlooked is the benefit of physical exercise for adults and children alike. Research shows that there is a direct correlation between the amount of(read more)

5 Things Good Parents Avoid

Posted on February 3, 2014

As a parent we are faced with many situations that require us to make good decisions about what our kids need from us.  Here are 5 important things that good parents avoid. 1.  Power Struggles.  Some kids are masters at pulling their parents into power struggles.  What is a power struggle?  That is when you(read more)