The Most Powerful Way To Connect With Your Child

  A few weeks ago I was really down in the dumps about my child. His diagnosis is a complex one, and I found myself reverting back to old patterns of negative thinking and speaking. Here is a quote from Suzy Miller, “Negative words carry negative vibration. Positive words carry positive vibration. What do you […]

How To Raise A Boring, Insecure People Pleaser

A conversation from my life: “Hey bud, are you going to buy a house of your own someday?” I do this periodically, I ask my son what he wants as an adult.  Mostly because I enjoy his answers, and kids with ADHD and/or autism are honest and straightforward in a way most adults will never […]

3 Simple Natural Treatments I Actually Use

**This is not a sponsored post but it does contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase I might be paid a small commission.***   Natural treatments for ADHD and Autism continue to be controversial. Did you know … Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys Autism prevalence figures are […]

6 Reasons Why Autism Parenting Sucks

I realize it isn’t PC to admit that parenting a child with Autism and ADHD sucks.  But it really does sometimes. Please understand, I love my child more than my life. But it is impossible to explain to people how hard it is day-to-day. Someone once told me that having autism is like being an […]

5 Practical Ways To Build Empathy In Your Children

Believe it or not, sympathy and empathy are not the same thing. My son, who is both ADHD and high functioning autistism, has no problem feeling sympathy for another child who has been hurt. Sympathy is more self-involved, he is feeling sorry for the other child. Empathy on the other hand is much harder to […]

3 Common Misunderstandings About Kids With ODD

  Up to 40% of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder. Source For much of the last couple years, I thought I was doing a lousy job as a parent. I also thought that I had given my child ADHD. (I did, but I don’t feel that guilty about it anymore.) Strategies that […]

10 Conversation Starters That Won’t Bore Your Kids

I don’t know about your house, but in my house having a dinner time conversation is like pulling teeth. It usually goes something like this: Me:  “What did you do today?” Child: “I don’t know.” Me: “Well, what was the best part?” Child: “Lunch. Playing outside.” Me: “What else did you do? Who did you […]

The Summer Slide Is Not Inevitable

Every year around this time articles pop up all over the place about what is referred to as the “summer slide.”  Research indicates that children lose 2+ months of academic learning over summer break due to this slide. Even worse, children from low income households are the most affected by this learning loss. SOURCE As […]