My 13-year-old son has ADHD. To look at him, he is like every other gangly, teenage boy. You cannot tell just by looking at him, that he has a neurological disorder. His behavior can be outrageous, impulsive, and downright daredevil scary (to a parent) when he doesn't take his medication. When he was younger, I've had people approach me and tell me that I need to discipline him better, that I was a terrible parent for not teaching him manners. It would become especially hurtful when I would tell these well-meaning people that he had … [Read more...] about Learning Disabilities ARE Neurological Disorders!
Your Family's Health
As a parent, it is our job to ensure our families stay healthy. We talk about a variety of health and wellness topics under this category for each of your family members.
Motivation is key when you dedicate yourself to a fitness routine. If you keep a journal or work out with a friend, you can hold yourself accountable and easily reach your goals. Take it one step further with some motivational tools you can take with you wherever you go. If you get a new cell phone with app capabilities, take advantage of the hundreds of fitness and health apps available. Here are some of the best ones we found for the new BlackBerry. Runtastic If you are a personal sports enthusiast, Runtastic is the app for you. With … [Read more...] about Let Your Blackberry Be Your Fitness Partner with These Great Free Apps
Forget spooky ghouls and goblins — for dentists, candy is the scariest thing about Halloween. In 2012, the incidence of cavities among preschoolers was on the rise for the first time in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Poor dietary choices contribute to this increase in dental health problems.To protect your kids’ pearly whites, teach them about smart candy choices this Halloween season. To make the message stick, use coloring sheets such as those on the Kool Smiles app to educate kids about how … [Read more...] about Tend to Your Teeth: Which 5 Halloween Candies to Eat and to Avoid
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 to better understand how his mind perceives the world around him and to understand that my 'normal' is not his normal. I'd like to share 7 Facts You Need To Know … [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 veterinarian, that's out of the question. The warm milk I can do ... if I could get them to drink it. (It's a joke about the tranquilizers people, don't go all crazy on … [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 have little to no appetite once they have taken their medication. To help you get the fuel that they need into their bodies in the morning before school, consider … [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 ordinary academic planner. This is literally a "everyone" planner. Instead of subjects, use the 7 "subject" areas to divide your activities and commitments you need to … [Read more...] about Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner Review
Everyday, women are bombarded with ads that tell them how to live better, happier, and more beautifully. Companies try to sell us products, promising that their merchandise will make our hair shinier, our skin clearer, and our health better. Many of these manufacturers are telling the truth, but what they’re not telling you is that you can often have the same benefits at a fraction of the price by turning to age-old, natural remedies, used by women for hundreds of years. One product that has many skin care benefits is grape seed oil and you … [Read more...] about Natural Skin Care Made Simple: The Benefits of Grapeseed Oil