Monthly Archives: December 2014

Change

Change

  “I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Good Morning! A little off of the usual path this morning.  I share a lot of my past in this blog and so today I thought I would share a

ADHD and Patience

ADHD and Patience

  “Having a child with ADHD is the most difficult thing you will ever have to deal with, because it never ends. Every single day is an exercise in patience (or lack thereof) and forgiveness (you trying to forgive yourself for lack of patience!).” – OV (http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/survey-quotes/) Good Morning! I don’t know the person who wrote

Respect and Children

Respect and Children

  “A person’s a person no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss Good Morning! I love Dr. Seuss.  I love all his books.  They are imaginative, fun to read, and filled with tiny nuggets of wisdom scattered among the most wonderful nonsense.  Today’s quote is a perfect example. It is so easy to think of our

My Unique and Special Child

My Unique and Special Child

  “Instead of celebrating what makes each child unique, most parents push their children to “fit in” so that they don’t “stick out.” This unwittingly stomps out individuality and encourages conformity, despite these parents’ good intentions” ― Tom Rath, How Full Is Your Bucket? Good Morning! We all know that our child is unique and special.  When

Optimistic Parenting

Optimistic Parenting

  We must return to optimism in our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities.” ― Fred G. Gosman Good morning! I have said many, many times that parenting is hard.  But just because it is hard it does not mean that we

ADHD – Disorder or Gift?

ADHD – Disorder or Gift?

“You have a Ferrari race car for a brain….but there’s one problem.  You have bicycle brakes.” Told to a child with ADHD by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell   Good morning!   There is so much negativity surrounding a diagnosis of ADHD.  Parents are told how their child will struggle in school because they are so

Tired and Cranky

Tired and Cranky

  “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer Good Morning! It has been very hectic around here lately.  Big changes are happening, which I will share with you in a future post, but

Does Disciplining Your Child Give You a Headache?

Does Disciplining Your Child Give You a Headache?

  “If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon Good morning! Correcting our children when we see them do something wrong is hard. Setting consequences and following through is difficult.  Helping our children stay on the correct path is not easy.

How to Teach Your Child Anything!

How to Teach Your Child Anything!

“What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.”  ― Joseph Chilton  Good Morning!   We can try and teach our children anything we want.  We can try to teach them to be honest, to have compassion, to bathe regularly, to be

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