The ADHD Parenting Summit and Fall school advocacy updates–school refusal.
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What is Educational Therapy?
Educational therapy is figuring out how a child learns best, assessing their academic needs (as well as at home, and even socially), and creating a goal-focused PLAN OF ACTION to help that student find success.
Back to School Fact Sheet for Kiddos with an IEP
One of the best ways to advocate for your child with learning disabilities and start the school year off right is to share a Back to School fact sheet with her new teacher.
How Kids Think
My son said “Why does God have to do that?” the other day when our friends canceled our pool date with a sick child. It struck me in the heart. As I work and talk with parents, I hear phrases like “He blames everyone but himself,” or, “It’s always someone else’s fault.” As parents weContinue reading “How Kids Think”
Why being the boss on a trial basis is the best thing you’ll ever do for your career.
Have you ever “stepped up” at work? Leaders (even undercover ones) usually do. Have you taken on a project that everyone else balked at? Have you “covered” for the boss when she was out of town (or, in my case, on maternity leave)? If you’ve NEVER considered it due to the time commitment or responsibility,Continue reading “Why being the boss on a trial basis is the best thing you’ll ever do for your career.”
Suicide and Low Academic Performance
I haven’t talked much about suicide prevention this month (September is Suicide Prevention Month). Probably bc it hits close to home for me. I lost 2 former students and a family member to suicide and, sadly, my experience is more common than not. I did some research on the correlation between low grades or lowContinue reading “Suicide and Low Academic Performance”
Work from Home as an ADHDer
This is because she’s given herself space to be creative the day before, or the hour before and is not burnt out. Creative expression is energizing when harnessed to offset mundane or less creative tasks.
Alleviate Exhausted Parenting Syndrome
Parenting doesn’t have to be exhausting (unless it’s the newborn phase, because, well there’s no way around that except for a night nurse). If parenting is exhausting and you don’t have a newborn, it’s because you’re choosing to correct too many things. Remember, our goal is to get our children to make good choices once we’re NOT AROUND to support them.
So, how do we stop FIGHTING EVERY BATTLE?
Enter: Family Values
World Autism Day and Travel
I was invited to write a guest blog post for the gowhee.com travel app and website. World Autism Day is Friday, April 2nd. If you’re planning a trip with your kiddos once the world reopens, I think you’ll find some good tips here. What is Sensory Sensitivity? We use our senses (there are actually 8Continue reading “World Autism Day and Travel”
Work Flow and Cyclical Time for ADHD
I began using a blank journal as a planner in 2020. I completely trashed the expensive planner I was using. Because, quite frankly, 2020 has not fit into any neat boxes or timelines for me. When talking with other ADHD and neuro diverse individuals, the idea of time blindness, hyperfocus and time management comes upContinue reading “Work Flow and Cyclical Time for ADHD”