Surprise! Essential Oils Can Help ADHD

     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 … Continue reading Surprise! Essential Oils Can Help ADHD

#BeUnderstood Campaign: Generating Awareness About Learning and Attention Issues

     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, … Continue reading #BeUnderstood Campaign: Generating Awareness About Learning and Attention Issues

4 Ways to Heal ADD without Medication

      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 published study by … Continue reading 4 Ways to Heal ADD without Medication

5 Things You Need to Know to Support Your ADHD Athlete

     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 … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know to Support Your ADHD Athlete

Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily

Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily

     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 … Continue reading Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily

What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management? by Leslie Josel

Have you ever wanted to just scream in frustration when it comes to teens and time management? With an ADHD child, it can be even more frustrating. Leslie Josel’s new book, “What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management” takes you through the process step-by-step! Check out our review! Continue reading What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management? by Leslie Josel

Top 10 Reasons I Am My Kids Worst Nightmare

Top 10 Reasons I Am My Kids Worst Nightmare

     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 … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons I Am My Kids Worst Nightmare

The ADHD Teenager and Homework

     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 … Continue reading The ADHD Teenager and Homework

Taking a Break from ADHD Medication: Is It Right For Your Child?

     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 Jonathan has taken … Continue reading Taking a Break from ADHD Medication: Is It Right For Your Child?

It's 10:00pm: Don't You Have Homework to Do?

It’s 10PM: Don’t You Have Homework To Do?

     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 – … Continue reading It’s 10PM: Don’t You Have Homework To Do?