When you have a teen with ADHD, getting anywhere on time can be a real struggle. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Set them up for success now, and in the future, with a few new habits that are highly effective and easy to put into practice.
It is commonly thought that with an ADHD diagnosis comes a complete lack of focus. In actuality, it’s having difficulty maintaining focus where needed. This is why lists, alarms, and visual cues are so important in helping those with an ADHD diagnosis stay on track. Read more
As 2019 comes to a close, it’s a great time to start thinking about our vision for 2020. Embarking on not just a new year, but an entirely new decade can really bring to mind those dreams we’ve put off for so long.
When you sit down and begin to pen those new year’s resolutions, here’s a novel thought! Why not include your children? Read more
With December well underway, you’ve likely experienced difficulty when it comes to your high-needs child and holiday celebrations. When kids have sensory challenges in any capacity, the obligatory work parties and family gatherings can throw them into a tailspin.
The hardest part of this is that well-meaning friends and relatives don’t always understand the complexities that come with raising a little one who is overwhelmed by normal daily interactions. Read more
As the holidays draw near, you’re likely to find yourself wondering what to buy your littlest learners. You want toys and activities that inspire creativity and independent play, yet most of what’s on the market is flashy, battery-operated, and stimulating in all the wrong ways.
Rain rain go away. Come again some other day. Do you find yourself humming this classic tune when the weather isn’t conducive to outdoor play?
Many of us do. That’s totally normal. When you have high-energy kids, outside is the best place to be. However, when you are dealing with scorching hot summer temps, pouring rain, or winter’s wrath, sometimes you need a “plan b” so that your kids aren’t climbing the walls.
Mealtimes can be tough, especially when you are dealing with toddler tantrums and picky eating. So what’s a busy mom to do?
Play is one of the richest forms of childhood expression. When a young child plays, you can see the wheels turning in his brain. Play is how children process worries and fears, work through challenges, and learn new skills.
Kids love music. Adults love music. We all do. It’s soothing and therapeutic.
If that’s the case, why isn’t it being more widely used to help neurodiverse kids achieve developmental milestones? That answer is, of course, long and drawn out and not the purpose of this article.
No one likes homework. After a long day of school, it is the last thing a child wants to do when they get home.
It’s a hard truth. But, understandable.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be a struggle. There are ways to make it easier and maybe even fun!
So when you have a wiggly, giggly child who has a hard time sitting still and completing their assignments, here are 9 things you can do to help.
What is autism?
Autism Speaks sums it up so succinctly.
“Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.”
Read more of their explanation here at this link.