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 with an ADHD athlete. We are all “just a kid” from somewhere. I’m from Pottsville, PA. My boys are from Richmond, VA. Regardless of where we were born and raised, we all … [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, places to be, physical forms and exams to get, and much pouting and major meltdowns. That's just the parents! Imagine what your children are going through as … [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, founder of JST Coaching, and author of Empowering Youth with ADHD, is joining us next week to share smart strategies to help your child avoid the summer slide. The ADDitude … [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 glance. I use the same week-at-a-glance system to keep me organized, why shouldn't my children benefit from the same system? Once I had a chance to review the planner - I … [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 as well such as not doing their chores, expecting to receive everything and do nothing in return. Today was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back in me. I … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons I Am My Kids Worst Nightmare
The awareness that children learn in different ways has never been as widespread as it is today. This applies to children with various special needs, as well as those who just need a different setting, in comparison to the traditional setting that they are currently learning in. Choose from the many special needs schools around the world to ensure that the needs of your child are not only met, but exceeded. Ask all the important questions, take your time deciding and most importantly, do the research to make sure you’re giving your child … [Read more...] about Choosing a School For Your Special Needs Child
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 Teenager and Homework We're on the third week of school and he's flunking everything except for Graphic Arts and Language Arts (English). The principal and I both … [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 Jonathan has taken medication for his ADHD, this year has been the first that I have considered allowing him to take a "break" from his medication. We had no plans for … [Read more...] about Taking a Break from ADHD Medication: Is It Right For Your Child?