Righting the Off-Track School Year

The first quarter of the school year is coming to a close, and your child’s grades are taking a turn for the worse. It’s time to regroup and evaluate where this school year is headed if no changes are made. The status quo had you both feeling frustrated and anxious about the remaining months of the year. This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the grades tank. You’ve tried bribes, maybe even used some well thought out consequences, but nothing … Read more

Motivation – How Can We Help Kids Find it?

You know the drill – “Do your homework”, “Clean your room”, “Get ready for school”.  At some point, hopefully before they leave home for work or college, you hope that they will not need someone else telling them to get started doing the things they need to do.  I have written and spoken extensively about how to support kids as they develop their abilities to manage their time, materials, and emotions, but for now I want to focus on how … Read more

Hands-On Support for Parents

By now you may have experienced that ADHD involves more than just difficulty with inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. For many children, it involves difficulty with managing their emotions, their ability to plan and carry out their goals, and much more. Children with ADHD often feel misunderstood, overwhelmed, and ill-equipped to manage what is expected of them. When children don’t seem to be working toward their potential or are acting defiant, it is difficult to know how to react in a way … Read more