Can I help my child develop grit and perseverance?

I recently gave a presentation at the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) conference on impact of mindset (our belief about our ability to improve) on learning. During the questioning at the end of the presentation, one teacher asked, “I work with High School students. Is it too late to help them learn to deal with frustration … Read more

When Your Child Really Doesn’t Care About School

I would like to share a new article that I wrote for ImpactADHD last week. Here is an excerpt and the link to the original on their website below… The start of school is just around the corner and already you feel that pit in your stomach.  How are you going to motivate your kid to work … Read more

The Middle School Years –Transitions, Turmoil and Teenagers Who Struggle

The middle school years are often challenging for students with ADHD and can be especially difficult for those who possess weak Executive Function skills. As students enter middle school, the structure and teacher-centered supports that existed during the elementary school years, and often served to keep children afloat, suddenly disappear. This transition can be quite … Read more

School Help for the Child Struggling with Distractions and Lack of Focus

How ADHD Can Affect a Child’s Ability to Focus For a child in school who struggles with ADHD and or sensory issues, just being able to truly HEAR what the teacher is saying, FOLLOW the visual information presented, and in some cases, WRITE DOWN the necessary information to review later can be a big challenge. … Read more