Friday, April 20, 2018

When Is It OK to Brainwash?

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Success!

I can be a little controlling sometimes. And I believe in brainwashing, too.  In this case I’m talking about controlling and brainwashing myself. When we are bombarded by the things that have not worked out for us, our self-esteem suffers. We start to believe all the negative comments we have heard from others or thoughts […]


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 […]


The Power of Choice

March 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Our Kids

We have changed direction a little lately. As mentioned in earlier posts, our son was having increasing difficulties with school. His ADHD was getting the best of him. PJ was reaching his limits with how many reprimands he could face each week. His spirit was at an all-time low. Strict discipline was not working. It […]


The Unfair (Dis)Advantage

March 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Our Kids

Time to meet my daughter! Kim has grown up trailing her brother, PJ, by about two and a half years. The kids have the typical first child/youngest child issues: “Why does he get to stay up 15 minutes more?”, “She gets away with everything!”. With some of the challenges ADHD presents, it takes some additional […]

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