Category Archives: Parenting

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)

ADHD: 10 Tips for Back to School Success

Posted on September 2, 2013

Wow, summer has sped by!  With kids back in school the stress of juggling the homework and after school activities, and getting back into the routine of being a parent of a school aged child can be overwhelming.  This is even worse when there is ADHD involved.  Here are some handy tips to help you(read more)

ADHD Mom: I Am Embarrassed to Admit That I Yelled at My Daughter.

Posted on August 19, 2013

I am embarrassed to admit that I used to yell at my daughter. Yup, I did it. Now I’ve said it and everyone knows. So why am I telling you this now? Because it taught me such a powerful lesson and I think what I learned might help other parents. My daughter was diagnosed with(read more)

ADHD: Checklist for Back to School Success

Posted on September 16, 2012

1) Review your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Schedule a team meeting with the school. It is not uncommon to discover that as you child has grown and matured their needs may have changed. Make sure they get all the accommodations in school they are entitled to and that really help them thrive. 2) Help your(read more)