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August 22, 2018

Back-to-school time can be challenging for any parent, but for parents of kids with special needs, there are added things to consider making sure the first day and remaining school year go well. Aside from new clothes, school supplies, and learning a new routine, these...

Regular exercise can improve focus in children with ADHD. Here, expert tips to get your middle schooler moving, like a surprise bike rides or tag-along boxing lessons with dad

One hour of vigorous exercise will give your child with ADHD four hours of improved focus, man...

June 28, 2018

As autism awareness increases around the globe, more and more public spaces are putting in the extra effort to become autism-friendly. Cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, cruise lines, amusement parks, and even entire communitiesare pulling out all the...

Your teen is barely passing high school, and doesn’t seem to care.

When teens stop trying, overparenting is rarely far behind.

Concerned parents try to motivated with more nagging, nudging, lecturing and pleading. This reaction is natural, but it’s also counter productiv...

June 18, 2018

Then reality kicks in. Most of our kids do have schedules in the summer. Even if they don’t, we know that structure can add value to the lives of ADHD kids (not to mention ours).  The question is what structure? And, how much? It’s summer after all! How DO you set boun...

April 26, 2018

Children with ADHD may ask the question “Am I bad?” It’s heartbreaking every time. Whether it is due to their hyperactivity or impulsivity, these kids sometimes take roughhousing too far and hurt others unintentionally. Although a child should always be held accountabl...

April 18, 2018

School’s going to be out soon, but summer isn’t always stress-free for young kids with learning and attention issues. Parenting Coach has tips for helping with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Check out these strategies for common summertime trouble spots....

March 22, 2018

1. The problem is NOT that we or our children just aren’t trying hard enough.

The truth is they are struggling against overwhelming
difficulties, and it’s exhausting. So many of them are exhausted from holding
it together at school every day. Many are good at compensati...

When my son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, I was almost relieved. It confirmed what my husband and I had suspected all along, and pushed us to finally address his issues.

My son had the opposite reaction when I told him. He burst into tears and cried, “I don’t w...

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