Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Amazing ADHD Child

The Amazing ADHD Child

  “Kids with ADHD deserve time to just be themselves.  They’ll amaze you!” ADDERWORLD.com Good Morning! For a child who has ADHD life is pretty tough.  It seems as if everyone is always asking them to change.  The teacher always wants them to sit quietly in their seat without moving. Parents are always telling them

Patience and Peace

Patience and Peace

  “All parents should know that: He who knows patience knows peace”. Chinese proverb Good Morning! As a young parent I was told that it takes patience to raise children. I knew that having patience was better for my child and I would be a better mother if I was patient, but I never quite

“Good Job”

“Good Job”

  “Focus on what your kids are doing right and PRAISE them for it!” – unknown Good morning! It is really easy to notice what your children are doing wrong.  They don’t appreciate what you do for them. They don’t clean their rooms. They are stubborn. They throw tantrums. They are impulsive. And on and

Slow Down

Slow Down

  To me, Slow parenting is about bringing balance into the home. Children need to strive and struggle and stretch themselves, but that does not mean childhood should be a race. Slow parents give their children plenty of time and space to explore the world on their own terms. Carl Honore Good Morning! It seems

ADHD – Hearing a Different Drummer

ADHD – Hearing a Different Drummer

  “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” — Henry David Thoreau Good Morning Having ADHD and raising three daughters with ADHD I can tell you with certainty that

Success – grades or effort?

Success – grades or effort?

  “Loving families value effort as much as success.” Wes Fessler Good morning! The debate for paying for grades rages on. One side says that everyone gets paid for doing their job, so why shouldn’t we pay our children for grades.  The other side says that children should want to get good grades just for

9/11 – Live Their Legacy

9/11 – Live Their Legacy

  Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” ― Rachel Ann Nunes Today, 9/11, is a difficult day for all of us.  It brings back horrific memories even for those of us that did not lose a loved one.

Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It?

  “The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.” Allard Lowenstein Good Morning! Raising children has given me amazing feelings of joy, satisfaction, wonderment, accomplishment, and fun, just to mention just a few.  It has also been difficult, frustrating and disheartening at times. There were many times in

ADHD And School

ADHD And School

  “More and more, the concept of ADD as a disorder is being qualified by inclusion of a string of positive qualities — such as creativity, high intelligence, ability to do many things at once, an aptitude for small business entrepreneurship, and a powerful intuitive sense.” – Susan Burgess, from “Think Fast! The ADD Experience (Hartmann, Bownman &

Frustrated Expectations

Frustrated Expectations

  “Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” Antonio Banderas Good morning! What do you expect from your children?  I know at times when my children were young I expected way too much.  I asked them to do things that they were not capable of and then I got frustrated, and angry, and annoyed when

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