Category Archives: Parenting

9 Ways to Tame Hyperactivity and Impulsivity

Posted on November 9, 2017

Hyperactivity and impulsivity are the hallmark symptoms of the hyperactive/impulsive type of ADHD. Children, teens and adults with hyperactivity move constantly and often have trouble sitting still. They may annoy their classmates, coworkers or their family with their fidgeting, constant motion and unconscious noises. They interrupt others, have trouble waiting for their turn and do(read more)

Mindfulness Skills for Kids Card Deck

Posted on September 18, 2017

Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games. The card deck provides 52 fun exercises and practices to help kids calm their mind and body, pay attention, become more self-aware, feel happier and confident, connect with others and have fun. The deck can be used as individual exercises, or as card games (based(read more)

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)