attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, coping skills, discipline, Mental Health, Parenting

ADHD: Non-medication help…

It seems like every day I have another parent asking me if their child has ADHD (aka Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The answer isn't an easy one, neither is the solution. I wrote a post trying to help answer this very question. If you want more information about how to know if your child's behavior may… Continue reading ADHD: Non-medication help…

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, coping skills, discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Effective Parenting… Important for all kids, but especially important for raising kids with ADHD!

Effective parenting takes time and effort, no doubt about it!! For kids with ADHD, effective parenting is a must whether these kids are medicated or not medicated. This information will be useful for all parents, not just those raising ADHD kids... Does the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to be medicated?? Yes… Continue reading Effective Parenting… Important for all kids, but especially important for raising kids with ADHD!

discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Sleep, Small Doses

Small Dose #13 – Getting the “Wild Things” back to a Sleep Routine

HI! I wanted to write a short post to help you get those kiddos back into a bedtime routine before school starts. If you are anything like us, your kids have had a liberal or non-existant sleep schedule during summer. That is one of the fun things about summer when you are a kid!! I… Continue reading Small Dose #13 – Getting the “Wild Things” back to a Sleep Routine

discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, Quick Tips :-), Small Doses

Small Dose #10 – Take it back…

Have you ever said something and then immediately thought, I wish I could take that back?? I'm guessing your answer is Yes!  We have all had those moments when we wish we could take back something we said.  I was chatting with a friend yesterday about the unfortunate reality that kids say things before they think,… Continue reading Small Dose #10 – Take it back…

discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Praise & Encouragement go a long way…Be your child’s cheerleader!

Kids need to know that they are doing the right thing, and they depend on Mom and Dad to keep them in check!  We all have had our moments when our children are definitely not acting the way we raised them, or so we thought. Remember, much of our teaching is by example, and much… Continue reading Praise & Encouragement go a long way…Be your child’s cheerleader!