We are expecting our third! (And, Andy says, our last.) It took a little convincing to get Andy on board for number three. I said that I didn’t know Annabelle was going to be our last one, so I wasn’t ready. He said he thought it was pretty clear, since we already have a boy […]
One of the greatest challenges of parenting is kiddie music. It’s just so high pitched. And repetitive. And nonsensical. But my kids love it. They perk up whenever it’s on, even if they’ve never heard the song before. It’s like they have some kind of built in radar for high pitched, asinine singing. Should that […]
I woke up one morning with a terrible cramp in my neck that hung on for days. I tried to solve the problem by ignoring it, so for a while, whenever I wanted to look to my right, I had to turn my whole body. (Who says there isn’t always a workaround?) But eventually I […]
My 3-year-old daughter is obsessed with “Paw Patrol.” It’s a Canadian show about a boy named Ryder who directs about 10 pups. Whenever there is a problem in town, the citizens call Ryder and his dogs to save them. They do this in lieu of funding a fire or police department. “Paw Patrol” was invented […]
Editor’s note: Read part one by CLICKING HERE. MANY CHILDREN WITH ADHD ALSO HAVE a specific learning disability (“SLD”) that can manifest as having trouble with reading, math, writing or language. A small percentage of children have Tourette syndrome. Tourette symptoms come in the form of tics and other movements, like eye blinks or facial […]
THE INFORMATION HERE WILL PROVIDE A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), LD (Learning Disabled) and Learning Challenged child. Basically, all of these children have fallen into the same category, and as you may or may not know the symptoms and educational and social challenges all overlap. Imagine living in a fast-moving […]
THERE ARE FOUR MAIN STYLES OF PARENTING: indulgent, authoritarian, authoritative and laissez-faire. Each reflects naturally learned patterns of parental values, practices and behaviors. We’ll briefly examine each style.