ADHD and ADD are attention deficit disorders that impact millions of children and adults across the United States. According to the CDC, around 11% of children in the United States have ADHD. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, or you suspect that they will be, you may want to consider using essential oils to help reduce their symptoms. Lord knows that our family has … [Read more...] about Surprise! Essential Oils Can Help ADHD
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Raising a child with learning and attention issues is a journey. And it’s one that’s full of ups and downs, successes and challenges, questions and decisions. But what if your child is struggling and you do not even realize it IS a learning or attention issue? In the U.S., 1 in 5 children struggles with brain-based learning and attention issues that affect reading, writing, … [Read more...] about #BeUnderstood Campaign: Generating Awareness About Learning and Attention Issues
Taking a dose of Ritalin or Adderall at school is a daily ritual for many ADD/ADHD students in the United States. That shouldn’t be a surprise because the number of cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD), also called attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is on the rise among children and teenagers, up 43 percent over an eight-year period, according to a recently … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Heal ADD without Medication
My boys have always been active and their dad and I are constantly looking for ways to support them and nurture whatever activities they are interested in. Unfortunately, having a son with ADHD means that we need to look deeper into what our son likes, what interests him the most, and channel his energy. We've learned that what works for most athletes is not usually the case … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Know to Support Your ADHD Athlete
Labor Day is around the corner, and for most families, that heralds the unofficial beginning of autumn. The temperatures will soon change, the leaves will be showing their vibrant colors, and the school buses will be tying up traffic once again. Many have already made the transition from summer fun and relaxed schedules to the endless list of things to do, adjustments to make, … [Read more...] about Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily
You made it through another school year - hopefully unscathed and with flying colors. Don't let your kids lose the ground that they gained this school year over the summer. Summer Learning Strategies for Kids with ADHD with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC June 24, 2015 @ 1pm ET Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, the foremost expert on youth and ADHD coaching, … [Read more...] about Summer Learning and ADHD
Life in a House of Testosterone received What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management? mentioned below in exchange for this review. All opinions stated are my own. I first met Leslie Josel in August 2013 when I had the chance to review her Academic Planner that is specifically designed to help students with time management and to enable them to see their entire week at a … [Read more...] about What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management? by Leslie Josel
Warning: This is a rant post. I'm extremely agitated, I am extremely angry, and there will be cursing, screaming and teeth grinding. Continue at your own risk. The past month with both Jonathan and Tre has been an extreme challenge to say the very least. Issues with both of them at school - behavioral, academic, socially - in addition to problems with the two of them at home … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons I Am My Kids Worst Nightmare
I have talked with my teen for the past three months about high school. At least once a week, we would talk about what would be expected of him, how whatever he did in high school would appear on his permanent transcript for future jobs and college to review if they choose to. How this was "real life" and the fact that I wanted him to do his best and not eff it up. The ADHD … [Read more...] about The ADHD Teenager and Homework
Whether or not your child takes a break from ADHD medication during the summer is something that is a personal choice that should be made with great care and consideration. Ask yourself, "Are my child's ADHD behaviors going to interfere with his/her success at summer camp or other vacation activities we have planned?" Personally speaking, in the eight years that … [Read more...] about Taking a Break from ADHD Medication: Is It Right For Your Child?
It's Spring. The last few weeks of school are looming on the horizon. Is your son or daughter failing a class due to not turning in homework assignments like my eldest son? Do you have other issues going on with your student, such as ADHD or a learning disability that you believe might be the cause of the problem? If this sounds like your household - help is … [Read more...] about It’s 10PM: Don’t You Have Homework To Do?
"Your child has a learning disability." Six words that a parent never wants to hear, but something that one out of every seven Americans has. Learning disabilities (LD) are neurological disorders. It does not mean your child is incapable of learning, it just means that their brain is wired differently. Most children with learning disabilities are as smart (or even smarter!) … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Dealing with Learning Disabilities
I absolutely LOVE IT when I come across articles - written by other moms - that agree with something that I have written concerning ADD or ADHD. If you have a child who is unique in their learning styles, then you know that doing homework is going to come with challenges as well. A great article today entitled Kids and their Homework Styles | RichmondMom.com talks about … [Read more...] about Kids and their Homework Styles
Living with ADHD is hard. Being the parent of someone with ADHD is hard. Being the teacher of someone with ADHD is hard. Together, with understanding, we can make it through, we can make a difference. October is National ADHD Awareness Month. Since my eldest son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of six, I've done everything in my power to educate myself, to educate him, and … [Read more...] about 7 Facts You Need to Know About ADHD
Tomorrow is the first day of school for my 10 year old and my 13 year old ADHD child. That means a 8:00 p.m. shutdown of all games and televisions and a 9 p.m. lights out routine once again on school nights in the hopes that they will both be asleep by 10 p.m.The thought has crossed my mind to drug them with horse tranquilizers, but since I don't own a horse, and don't know a … [Read more...] about Bedtime and the ADHD Child
Breakfast is vitally important - for all of us - as it is the fuel that jump starts your day and keeps you going. For children with ADHD, having high-protein foods in their diet is a must, along with cutting out the sugar but not taking away from the taste. We all know, if it doesn't taste and smell good - they are NOT touching it!ADHD children who are on stimulant medications … [Read more...] about Breakfast Ideas for the ADHD Child
Keeping your student on track with their academics and after-school activities can be a daunting task at times. Leslie Josel, founder of Order Out of Chaos and creator of the Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner has designed a planner that will help your student learn to manage their time and enable them to use the week-at-a-glance system to their advantage. This is no … [Read more...] about Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner Review
Life can go along so peacefully and then, in an instant, chaos reigns supreme in the lives of those living with a child and ADHD. Had a nice, relaxing afternoon at the pool today with T. (the 10-year-old), but the minute we came home and encountered J. (the 13-year-old), all hell broke loose. I don't know if it was because I made T. leave the pool (he wanted to stay longer … [Read more...] about Another ADHD Moment
My 13 year old is an avid Black Ops gamer. He spends hour after hour playing, leveling up, getting to the next achievement. He has a goal - to get qualified to play in the $2,000 tournament this summer. Some parents might disagree with me, but I leave him be. As long as he takes care of his chores and responsibilities (including homework and keeping his room semi-organized), I … [Read more...] about Video Games and ADHD
Sharing an old post from Friday, July 29, 2005 with my readers. J. was 5 years old at the time and T. was 2 years old. We were on our way out of town for the day, taking a drive down to Willoughby Spit in Virginia to the pier for some ocean and sand and fishing. I think any parent has felt the full wrath of "the scream" when attempting a road trip or a packed day of errand … [Read more...] about The Scream
I suppose I am like any other mother out there - I think that my children are exceptional, they are smart, witty, funny, unique creatures that I am blessed to have in my life. I want nothing but the best for them. I want them to get a good education, to be able to find a job that they love and can excel at, and to have long, healthy lives filled with happiness. That is my dream … [Read more...] about Parenting Exceptional Children
They are not going to make it through the summer – and they are not even out of school yet. Still have one more week of school to go, they get out next Friday. Either they are going to need some serious intervention from Dr. Phil or the good doctor is going to have me on a show entitled, “When Moms Finally Crack and Go Postal.” The … [Read more...] about Instead of 911 I Need Dial Dr. Phil!