Being an advocate for our child is not a solitary activity. The best advocates I know seek help when tackling big issues. Here are three things I’ve learned about advocating for my own son, and for the children, adolescents, and parents I’ve counseled at work as a child … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Becoming a Fierce Advocate for your Child
5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health
After reading about the suspected causes of ADHD, you may be left feeling frustrated or even guilty. Don’t let those negative feelings suck you in. We’re all doing our best. The point of this blog is to increase your awareness. Information is empowering. Here are 5 constructive … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health
Do You Ever Wonder Why Your Child’s Attention Span is Lagging?
As a child psychologist, I’ve been asked what causes inattention by hundreds of times, mostly by parents. To this day, my husband still believes that if we had made our accident-prone toddler wear a helmet, he may not have ADHD. I remind him that our son was probably accident-prone because he … [Read more...] about Do You Ever Wonder Why Your Child’s Attention Span is Lagging?
10 Teaching Strategies that Help Quick-to-Frustrate Students Settle in the Classroom
Check out my first guest blog post for Free Spirit Publishing. They asked me to write 10 strategies to help students cope with frustration. Over the last 20 years, I've worked with many kids who lash out regularly in school. My referral sheets often look like this: Suspended for fighting … [Read more...] about 10 Teaching Strategies that Help Quick-to-Frustrate Students Settle in the Classroom