A few days ago, I was outside watering and tending to my garden (butter lettuce for the winter) when something caught my eye. The sole sunflower in the garden finally looked ready to bloom soon. I’ve been watching its slow development, but something about the look of that sunflower on that day made me want […]
Parenting is hard! ADHD is a whole family issue: it impacts the parent/child relationship, as well as relationships with siblings and friends, and it affects school satisfaction and performance. To be clear, parent style does not cause ADHD. However, the parenting approach that is chosen could have an effect on the family dynamic, the child’s […]
Raising a child with ADHD can be an exhausting endeavor. There are challenges at every age. Here are 5 tips for ADHD success that you can implement today.
Parenting ADHD kids is hard, but these five tips will show you how to improve relationships and help your child at home, school and in the community immediately.
Create routines to get your ADHD child and your whole family organized with these tips for a successful year back to school.
Executive functioning skills are a challenge in kids with ADHD, but they can be improved. Here is a brief overview of each skill and a tip to help strengthen it.
Practical Tools the Whole Family Can Use In Part 1 of this blog, I wrote about how to help your child or teen navigate big emotions in the moment. I suggested that the idea was to feel and process the big emotions so that your child or teen could feel heard and receive the support […]
Big emotions are frequently part of the ADHD profile, and parents often feel helpless watching children struggle. Here are five steps for handling big emotions.
In a previous blog, ADHD And Refusal To Complete Assignments, I discussed kids and teens refusal to do schoolwork. I offered that we should be asking why, rather than punishing. I have had a lot of positive feedback about that blog, so I would like to dig into the issue a little bit further. If […]
Parent/Child Collaboration I frequently hear parents say one of these things regarding the type of parenting they experienced: “My parents didn’t have a clue, I basically raised myself and I turned out fine”, “My parents were too strict/heavy-handed/mean, and I refuse to parent the same way”, or “I did what my parents said or I […]