Sunday, October 22, 2017

Give Them the Chance to Prove you Wrong!

February 1, 2011 by  
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Do we set our expectations to firmly in the ground? Do we always know what our kids will do? Are there times where we unfairly limit our kids based upon our beliefs? Once in a while, we have to give them the chance to prove us wrong – very wrong. My son PJ recently went […]

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What is Good ADHD Parenting?

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Coping, Our Kids

Many of you know PJ, our 12 year old son. To help those who are less familiar, PJ was diagnosed with ADHD at 6. As he grew older, other conditions came to light: Asperger’s, anxiety, periodic mild depression, school avoidance and as of late, school refusal. He has gone from one medication for ADHD to […]

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10 Rules for Working with My ADHD Child

June 1, 2009 by  
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Everyone wants to know how to best help their child dealing with ADD or ADHD. Very often readers and social networking friends ask what we do, in working with our kids. Recently, a discussion like this resulted in an impromptu list of some of the rules we have tried to stick to. We’re not perfect […]

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A Vision for ADHD – Part IV

May 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

We have stirred the pot in the area of education for ADHD kids. As a few had indicated, it certainly deserves further thought and discussion. We will revisit education for those dealing with ADHD in the coming weeks. For now, I’d like to expand the field of view for my vision for ADHD. Let’s move […]

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A Vision for ADHD – Part III

May 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

Now, a little more seriously, about that design framework for an alternative school concept… Do you realize how little schools have changed in the past 200 years? Sure we have added some computer labs and there’s no doubt that we have perfected the teachers’ unions, yet so much is substantially the same. Look then or […]

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A Vision for ADHD – Part II

May 2, 2009 by  
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As an ADHD adult, once again I find that impulsivity is riding shotgun. I have thrown out the idea that our schools, for a significant portion of society are due for radical change. But to be honest, I have not come close to fully fleshing out what they should be. It would be presumptuous on […]

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A Vision for ADHD

April 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

I want to take ADHD to the world. Too often ADHD is met with a lack of understanding and a great deal of critical disbelief. Even those who care and have taken the time to become educated in this area often don’t seem to fully understand. We as a group need to get past the […]

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Inappropriate vs. Inconvenient

April 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

I’m teleporting back in my life – let’s say about 35 years. I’m on the street where I live in a Long Island suburb. There are about 15 of us – kids of all ages. What do we have in common? We all have guns! Plastic pistols and machine guns that go clack-clack-clack. Many forced […]

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There’s No Checkbox For My ADHD Child

April 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

What do you do when your ADHD child does not fit into someone’s checklist? We just had a meeting with our school district’s Special Education committee. We had requested an evaluation for our son for an IEP, or Individualized Education Plan, due to his ADHD and Asperger’s. As described in earlier posts, his ADHD and […]

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"Bloopy" Feelings

March 30, 2009 by  
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My daughter, Kim (9), is generally loving, happy, social and very active. As described in earlier posts, her ADHD presents itself in her talkativeness and her inability to stand still. She has been taking medication for her ADHD for a couple of years now. Very often, especially in the evenings, she can break down into […]

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