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ADHD: Seek Steady Progress, Not an “Easy Fix”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

As we move past mid-year for schools, we start getting a sense that the learning challenge we thought would go away or resolve itself in a new grade or at a new school is actually still there. You begin to see the same symptoms and challenges you saw last spring (or even for the last 10 years). In these situations, self-blame is the easy way out, but it doesn’t help. Instead, you should do the same you would if your car ... Read More »

Making Changes Is Not Easy

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

“We would like to make some changes to the therapy so that it fits our family style.” “The reason I argue and yell at my parents is because I have ADHD. They should just tolerate it and accept me as I am.”
Changing behavior is hard. Ask anyone who has tried to lose a few pounds or start an exercise program. When seeking therapy for ADHD or LD, most people try to keep things the same, ... Read More »

Start the School Year Right

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Boy with September calendar Since school is about to begin, we have to help our children develop a predictable schedule for school, social activities, and homework. Don’t presume that they will do it on their own. They are coming from a summer full of fun and very few if any limits on behavior. Set your child up for success You will need to pace your child with a large calendar and daily check-off sheet to make sure ... Read More »

You Can Only Reinforce What’s There

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

There is nothing inherently wrong with expecting good performance in school from your children. Yet, for some kids, it can actually do harm and backfire. Some kids do NOT benefit from academic pressure at home. Some children interpret strong performance in school with personal acceptance and love from their parents. In other words, they work hard in school in order to feel accepted and loved by Mom or Dad—although children will never verbalize ... Read More »

Do Kids Need New Years Resolutions?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Making resolutions can be productive or can elicit a big long yawn. So what’s new?  Yet if you want to make changes in your life with regard to your child or children, there is ONE very small and simple change I recommend that will make a HUGE difference in your life and that of your child.  It’s painless... It’s free... It’s Accountability.  I think any first grader and up can understand a discussion about how you would ... Read More »

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