Ten Steps to Support Children with ADHD

Ten steps to support children with ADHD blog 2.1.23

Here are 10 essential steps to improve the care, support, and outcomes for children with ADHD. 1. Understand the Social/Emotional impact of ADHD on learning, motivation, behavior, and the family system. 2. Create a uniform, comprehensive diagnostic procedure for assessing ADHD, including full family history, medical assessment for allergies and sensitivities, cognitive assessment, and observation … Read more

Partnering with Your Child’s Doctor: ADHD & Behavioral Concerns

Partner with Your Child's Doctor: ADHD & Behavior

I recently connected with Dr. Nerissa Bauer, a wonderful behavioral pediatrician. While pediatricians offer general primary care services to children, behavioral pediatricians assist in specific difficulties, struggles, or deficiencies in the growth and development of a child. I asked her to share how you can work with a behavioral pediatrician when you have concerns about your … Read more

Does My Child Need Diagnostics?

Supporting Children and Teens with ADHD, Coexisting Conditions, and ADHD-like Conditions When your child is struggling in school or at home, it’s often hard to determine what are “typical” behaviors or learning struggles and what is beyond what might be considered within the normal range.  I asked licensed clinical psychologist and author Dr. Gene Carroccia … Read more

Picky Eating and ADHD

Picky Eating and ADHD

Picky eating and ADHD often go hand-in-hand. In fact, researchers at Duke University found a high correlation between selective eating problems and ADHD. Additionally, many children with ADHD are more predisposed to crave sugar due to the surge of dopamine that sugar delivers to the brain. Add emotional dysregulation, inflexibility, and sensory processing issues to … Read more

Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal – Lessons from a Navy Seal

Make Your Bed Skipper Seal for Blog

Many of you may already be familiar with the book Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven, his inspiring graduation speech at the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement Day.  Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world,” he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal … Read more