Medication – The Parent Factor

The topic of medication for treating ADHD has been in the news again lately.  In case you missed it, the New York Times recently published an article titled Ritalin Gone Wrong [Jan. 28, 2012].  The media does a tremendous disservice when they choose to highlight only one side of a complex and controversial issue.  Several … Read more

What Makes Sleep So Difficult for People with ADHD

It’s 11 pm and you’ve gone into your child’s room for the 5th time. You stay calm, you rub his back AGAIN, tell him to look at the stars painted on the ceiling, and just try to sleep. After nights of yelling, punishing, bribing, and begging you realize in your frustration that he is not … Read more

School Survival for You and Your Child

Come on, we can do it.  We can make this year just a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable.  Hopefully the burnout and exhaustion of the previous school year has dissipated and you are ready for a new beginning.  For this first newsletter of the new school year I thought it might be … Read more

Defeat Battle Fatigue

Originally appeared in NY Parenting Magazine, January 2011 Do you feel as if your day never ends and you are constantly on alert? Living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not easy for the child with ADHD, the siblings, or the parents. The environment that surrounds the family of a child with ADHD is … Read more

What I Learned About Time Management from Running and a Tomato

Life lessons often come from places you least expect.  Now before you become concerned that I am going to preach the virtues of running or changing your diet, no worries – that’s not my agenda.  I would like to share, however, what I have learned this past year, NOT about Time Management, but TRUE PRODUCTIVITY.  After … Read more