Student Wheel of Life-PTS COACHING

The Student Wheel of Life: How Satisfied Are You Now?

Taking time to reflect and evaluate how satisfied we are with our lives may seem like something only adults do. I have found that helping children (of all ages) examine key areas of their lives in an intentional exercise can be very beneficial.   Positive change is most likely to occur when we first assess our current situation. I have found that the “Wheel of Life” assessment is a safe, non-judgmental, non-evaluative tool that allows for reflection and creates a structure and … Read more

ADHD ODD

“Why Don’t You Listen?” How to Stop Nagging and Start Communicating

I recently wrote this article for ADDitude Magazine online. I hope you find it helpful. Your child may be ignoring your requests for very good reasons. Instead of insisting on compliance and obedience, find out the source of their resistance by engaging in teachable moments. “My son just doesn’t listen to me.” “My daughter snaps back when I ask her to do something.” “Why doesn’t he show me a little respect?” I hear comments like these all the time from … Read more

ADHD esteem

Parenting An ADHD Child In The Age of Covid

I know that for most of you the school year is finally ending.  I hope you are all healthy and safe and have an opportunity to relax a little bit. I have been working with many families on navigating the summer plans given the restrictions and challenges.  Please reach out if you would like some support. The people of CHOOSEesteem (a free emotional, mental, and behavioral health and wellness app that helps families navigate through emotional and behavioral challenges) recently … Read more