First Days of School – Expectation vs. Reality

Kids with learning differences have high expectations for the first days of school. They usually start out the school year with the mindset that they will ace every class, do all of their homework as soon as they get it and make their parents and teachers proud. They believe this because this year will be Read more about First Days of School – Expectation vs. Reality[…]

Why does there seem to be so much family drama?

As I mentioned last time, these kids are just wired a little different. When their neurotransmitters are not firing at their optimum then, they tend to start arguments for no apparent reason. For example, a trip to school can sound something like this. “Are you ready for your test today, honey? “ “I don’t have Read more about Why does there seem to be so much family drama?[…]

The ADHD child and discipline – confusing for parents

  Disciplining the ADHD child is very different than disciplining a child that does not have these difficulties. I should know, I have raised four children with learning differences. ADHD was just part of their diagnosis. I speak from personal knowledge as well as book knowledge. These kids are just wired a little differently. Their Read more about The ADHD child and discipline – confusing for parents[…]

ADHD Entrepreneur’s 101

Believe it or not most Entrepreneur’s are ADHD. They are usually great self-starters and love a good challenge. But what separates them from being a good entrepreneur from being a great entrepreneur. The answer to that question is understand your ADHD and how to make it work for you. In the next few blogs I Read more about ADHD Entrepreneur’s 101[…]

TED talk on Dyslexia

This is one of the best explanations for dyslexia in a long time. It is simple and to the point. If all teachers could have this understanding perhaps classrooms would be more effective for this population. I would love to hear your feedback after you take a look.

Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders

This is really a “mixed bag” to be sure. Most parents believe that “all” teachers understand and know how to teach this population. That is why it is such a big surprise when the teachers are not measuring up to the parent’s expectations. The parent’s feel somehow betrayed when the teacher expresses to mom or Read more about Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders[…]

Part two on Executive Function

In my last blog I posed the question, “If someone is struggling with challenges with executive function, then how can they find success and happiness in their personal and professional relationships? There are a sequence of answers. I wish that I could say that there is a simple answer, but unfortunately that is not the Read more about Part two on Executive Function[…]

Improving Social Relationships for Adult with ADHD

ADHD individuals can be a real joy to have around when it comes to creating adventures, partying, or even coming up with grand ideas to implement in starting a new business. But when it comes to sustaining long term relationships inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and distractibility can really put a damper on things. During this blog I Read more about Improving Social Relationships for Adult with ADHD[…]

Tools for ADHDers who have trouble waking up…

I had such a great response to my post about sleep and ADHD that I thought I would share with you some of the tools that work for others struggling with the same issue. Here are two clocks that work for the hard to wake as well as those who prefer to wake without becoming Read more about Tools for ADHDers who have trouble waking up…[…]