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Blog Post Archive

The Newtown, CT Shootings: A Lesson On Compassion And Understanding Of Our Differences

Note: As I started to write this, I wanted to discuss access to health care and address the question, “What’s stopping you from getting help?”  But then it evolved into something so much more.  I don’t want to assume anything is stopping you.  I do however believe that there are factors limiting the success an [...]

ADHD & Anger: Safety Comes First

Click On The Video Below: Today we need to talk about a very serious issue…   Safety! It’s one of the bedrock principles in my book, Help Your Child [With ADHD] Succeed It’s also one of the very first discussion points I have when meeting with new clients. Now fortunately, it doesn’t come up all [...]

ADHD Is What You Make Of It: Deficit, Disorder, Illness, Gift, Or Way Of Life

Today I am excited to announce that I have a guest post on one of my favorite ADD / ADHD blogs, ADDerWorld.com. I encourage you to check it out, and read the entire post. There are many challenges facing an individual, and families for that matter, struggling with ADHD. One of the biggest challenges is [...]

What Age Can You Diagnose ADHD?

  Earlier this morning our Facebook page, Help Your ADHD Child, Maria asked, “Can anyone tell me if two year [old] kids can be diagnosed with ADHD? This raises a very important question, that for me also touches upon a recent trend in diagnosing children with ADHD. It also leads to a number of questions [...]

Parents And Teachers Unite To Support Your Children With ADHD

Yesterday on the Help Your ADHD Child Facebook page, a very frustrated mother posted that the teacher’s at her daughter’s school were suggesting a medication evaluation. I don’t know if I read into things too much, but it came across that the school was politely trying to hint that this child needs an increase in [...]

Advocacy: Your Best Defense Method To Help Your Child With ADHD

In my role as a child and family advocate for those facing the challenges of ADHD, I am asked a lot of different questions.  Sometimes, these questions get very detailed and very specific.  And that’s a good thing.  Because the more information and details I get, the more tailored a response I can provide. Yet [...]

Your Child With ADHD: Understanding The Label

What’s in a name? After much procrastination and telling myself I’ll start a Facebook page “someday,” I finally took action and pulled it together.  To my delight, this page has attracted just over 500 people (as of this writing), and I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of dedication and commitment these loving, caring [...]

What Tim Tebow Can Teach Us About ADHD

Tim Tebow seems to be all the rage in the news today. From his message of faith to perserverance to there is much we can learn. Now I’ll admit, I don’t watch the news much. I’ve heard rumblings of Tim Tebow and “Tebowing” but I don’t fall too much into the hype and at one [...]

Do Schools Kill Creativity? Ken Robinson Makes A Good Point…

When I first came across this video on Facebook today, I was watching it because a friend asked a question.  Little did I know that what Ken Robinson would be speaking about would have me jumping up and down, on the edge of my seat, and cheering for more. This is simply brilliant. It starts [...]

SpongeBob Is Giving Your Kids ADHD

Did you hear this yet? A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that kids around 4 years of age demonstrated decreased attention levels after watching only nine minutes of the favored Nickelodeon show SpongeBob Squarepants. Two groups were tested, one watched SpongeBob Squarepants and the other watched what the journal is reporting as [...]

How Do ADD / ADHD Medications Really Work?

I recently answered this question and thought it was worth sharing. Plus, it really got me thinking. For those of you who do take medications yourself, or have children taking medications, what experience do you have or see as a result? It’s difficult to say what you changes you might see in your husband without [...]

CNN Medical Experts Reveal Two Keys To Helping Children With ADHD In School

In a blog post today, CNN’s medical team discusses the recent results of a Consumer Reports Health Survey that suggests the two most important keys to successfully helping and supporting a child with ADHD. These two keys: Medication Schools that are “in the know” All in all, this is a very interesting read and perspective on the difficulties many [...]

Are You Playing To Win Or Playing Not To Lose?

As an admitted self-improvement / personal development “junkie,” I have been listening to T. Harv Eker’s The Milllionaire Mind Intensive audios this weekend. As I often talk about here and with clients, I believe that your mindset towards your wants and desires has a tremendous impact on what you are able to achieve. Now I [...]

New Study Suggests A Possible Connection Between ADHD And Pesticides

For a long time now, there has been great concern, speculation, and rumor that ADHD might be caused (or at the very least contributed to) by certain pesticides used to grow and manufacture our foods. While the medical community has so far said “no,” today we hear otherwise from a newly published study in the Journal [...]

Lessons From An Easter Egg Hunt

There I was watching my children in the middle of their first ever Easter Egg hunt when their differences jumped right out and smacked me in the face. My 2 1/2 year old son and my 4 1/2 year old daughter couldn’t be more different. (Some...Show More Summary

Diagnosing ADHD: Getting It Right From The Start

Earlier this week, I started a little controversy among our readers about Diagnosing ADHD and how important it really is to have the diagnosis.  The responses that came in were quite incredible, and nothing short of what I expected for a condition that is still greatly misunderstood by many (not our readers of course). I am [...]

ADHD Diagnosis: How Important Is The Diagnosis…Really?

Earlier this week I met with a colleague to discuss our views on ADHD and how we can really help make a difference in education, training, and support.  It was a really great conversation…very stimulating to the point that I was furiously taking notes the entire time. But we got stuck…  My colleague asked me “At [...]

ADHD Parenting: Don’t Hide Behind Who You Are

I think one of the biggest problems or obstacles facing children and families affected by ADHD is this prevailing idea (by society at large) that these individuals are broken and need to be fixed.  This really kills me…  And it drives me BONKERS!!!!! But that’s just the surface issue that we need to worry about.  What [...]

ADHD Stereotypes and Expectations

I think it’s safe to say that there are some pretty powerful stereotypes about ADHD? And I don’t think I’ll offend anyone by saying that there are a lot of people who have certain expectations of people once they hear the words “ADHD.” But what if we there was a quick and easy way to [...]

What Are Weaknesses Anyway?

Broken… Disabled… Lazy… Crazy… No good… Outcast… Disappointment.. These are some pretty powerful (and incredibly negative) ways to describe people or talk about others.  I’m sure just seeing these words gave you some sort of reaction?  Now imagine how using these words – c’mon, we all do – impact the people around us? Now how do they [...]

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