Rise and Shine! Time for school.

Good Mornings!

Goodbye to the lazy days of summer. Hello morning madness!

Kids Walking School SM 300x200With the start of school comes that morning hustle. You are trying to get yourself to work, lunches packed, homework signed, and kids out the door all in a timely manner. This can cause a bit of stress in any home. A harried morning can really affect the rest of your day. Be certain that you take some steps to organize yourself, your children, and your spouse. Create a morning that is truly a good morning!

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The Correlation between Self-Image and Academic Performance

Self Image SMIs poor self-image affecting your ADHD childs academic performance?

With the hustle and bustle of getting ready for back to school; filling those backpacks with school supplies, buying new clothes, making lunches, scheduling necessary pickups and drop-offs, we often forget the emotional feelings our ADHD child experiences when beginning the new school year. Poor self-image and negative feelings of poor self-esteem affect our childs ability to perform up to grade level and vice versa: poor...

ADHD & Bullying

Bully 300x200What every mom, dad, and child ought to know. 

It's a fact: teasing and playful banter are unfortunate but inevitable parts of the social scheme at school. However, ADHD children, who commonly also have social skills problems, often attract more bullying than their peers.  Because they have social skills problems, they often don't know how to respond to bullying either. This can make school life very unpleasant.

On education.com, Judith Wiener, PhD, reports the following: In a study...

5 Tips for Back to School!

Kids Walking School SM 300x200The 5 Best Steps to a Great School Year Start for Your ADHD Child 

1. Get your child ready by setting bedtime and wake up time at least a week before school begins. You already know how difficult it is to wake your ADHD. Get this routine established well before school starts to minimize your frustration.

2. Get organized! Get all the materials you need from notebooks to backpacks ready. You likely know your childs strengths and weaknesses regarding organization. Knowing this can help you...

ADHD, ODD, or BOTH - Part II

Defiant Girl SMIn Part I of this blog we discussed the evidence that supports the link between ADHD and ODD. Dr. Russell Barkley states: ADHD involves one more vital component that has been left out of the Clinical diagnosis for ADHD Emotional Dysregulation: deficits in inhibiting and regulating emotions. Emotional Self-Regulation is the ability to manage your behavior in relation to the events that happen in your life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reports: Oppositional Defiant...

ADHD: Children and Aggression

Angry Girl SM1Tips on how to deal with your child's anger

Do these words sound familiar?

What is of a greater concern is that because of the ADHD, we have been battling with his bad temper and a rage I have never before seen in a child.Christine, I need help for this child who is otherwise intelligent and very loving. He tries so hard but feels like he is losing the battle. He says things like “this world is unfair and why did I have to be born like this. By a Grandmother seeking help for her ADHD...

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