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?
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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 here. Leslie Josel has created this jam-packed instructional DVD for parents and educators alike to help get your student on the right track again! I had the … [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!) than their peers. A child with a learning disability; however, may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, recalling or organizing information or reasoning or a … [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 just that! Give it a read! You'll enjoy it! This post may contain affiliate links. See LiaH Disclosure Policy.Related articlesThree Questions about Learning Styles … [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 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