Do Teachers Give Too Much Homework?

This is certainly a very broad question and one that is, in many cases, age and situation dependent.  Since the population of people I work with are children with ADHD, I would like to address the concerns around homework with that population in mind. Separate from the issues many children with ADHD deficits face in remembering to write down their homework and bring home their materials, for children with ADHD, homework presents significant and somewhat unique challenges. Children with ADHD … Read more

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 and keep working?” We can all certainly understand the question – at what point do we start to say, “Well, that’s just the way he … 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 in school this year?  The fear that your child might not put sufficient effort into schoolwork raises real alarms: Does he realize what is at … Read more

How’s your marketing plan?

Another school year is just about done and for many parents, and kids, it just wasn’t what was hoped for. The grades didn’t match expectations, personal projects were left unfinished, and outside goals were not realized. It’s not easy seeing so much potential go untapped. Frustration and fear often build up as weeks, months, or even years pass by with seemingly little substantial movement. How can we make sure that this disappointment doesn’t become pervasive and that self-image doesn’t become … Read more