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
ADD and ADHD
ADD and ADHD is a chronic condition that includes attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. More than 3 million US cases are diagnosed each year. Treatment can help, but this condition cannot be cured. With treatment, this mental health disorder can last for several years or be a lifelong condition.
ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may also contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, difficulty at school and work, and in some cases can also cause the development of other mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Life in a House has a personal connection with this topic of discussion, so feel free to reach out to us if you need resources or help.
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
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?
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