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The Newtown, CT Shootings: A Lesson On Compassion And Understanding Of Our Differences

Note: As I started to write this, I wanted to discuss access to health care and address the question, “What’s stopping you from getting help?”  But then it evolved into something so much more.  I don’t want to assume anything is stopping you.  I do however believe that there are factors limiting the success an [...]

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ADHD & Anger: Safety Comes First

Click On The Video Below: Today we need to talk about a very serious issue…   Safety! It’s one of the bedrock principles in my book, Help Your Child [With ADHD] Succeed It’s also one of the very first discussion points I have when meeting with new clients. Now fortunately, it doesn’t come up all [...]

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ADHD Is What You Make Of It: Deficit, Disorder, Illness, Gift, Or Way Of Life

Today I am excited to announce that I have a guest post on one of my favorite ADD / ADHD blogs, ADDerWorld.com. I encourage you to check it out, and read the entire post. There are many challenges facing an individual, and families for that matter, struggling with ADHD. One of the biggest challenges is [...]

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What Age Can You Diagnose ADHD?

  Earlier this morning our Facebook page, Help Your ADHD Child, Maria asked, “Can anyone tell me if two year [old] kids can be diagnosed with ADHD? This raises a very important question, that for me also touches upon a recent trend in diagnosing children with ADHD. It also leads to a number of questions [...]

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Parents And Teachers Unite To Support Your Children With ADHD

Yesterday on the Help Your ADHD Child Facebook page, a very frustrated mother posted that the teacher’s at her daughter’s school were suggesting a medication evaluation. I don’t know if I read into things too much, but it came across that the school was politely trying to hint that this child needs an increase in [...]

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Advocacy: Your Best Defense Method To Help Your Child With ADHD

In my role as a child and family advocate for those facing the challenges of ADHD, I am asked a lot of different questions.  Sometimes, these questions get very detailed and very specific.  And that’s a good thing.  Because the more information and details I get, the more tailored a response I can provide. Yet [...]

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Your Child With ADHD: Understanding The Label

What’s in a name? After much procrastination and telling myself I’ll start a Facebook page “someday,” I finally took action and pulled it together.  To my delight, this page has attracted just over 500 people (as of this writing), and I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of dedication and commitment these loving, caring [...]

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What Tim Tebow Can Teach Us About ADHD

Tim Tebow seems to be all the rage in the news today. From his message of faith to perserverance to there is much we can learn. Now I’ll admit, I don’t watch the news much. I’ve heard rumblings of Tim Tebow and “Tebowing” but I don’t fall too much into the hype and at one [...]

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Do Schools Kill Creativity? Ken Robinson Makes A Good Point…

When I first came across this video on Facebook today, I was watching it because a friend asked a question.  Little did I know that what Ken Robinson would be speaking about would have me jumping up and down, on the edge of my seat, and cheering for more. This is simply brilliant. It starts [...]

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SpongeBob Is Giving Your Kids ADHD

Did you hear this yet? A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that kids around 4 years of age demonstrated decreased attention levels after watching only nine minutes of the favored Nickelodeon show SpongeBob Squarepants. Two groups were tested, one watched SpongeBob Squarepants and the other watched what the journal is reporting as [...]

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