Talking to Your Children About Violence

In the aftermath of the Parkland, FL school shooting, parents and educators alike are left with the grim task of helping children of various ages process yet another horrific act of random violence. In Talking to Children About Violence: Tips… Read the rest

ADHD: Is There a Silver Lining?

While ADHD can be challenging, it has also been associated with a number of strengths, including creativity and the flow of ideas and imagination (ideaphoria). Individuals with ADHD tend to be more spontaneous, allowing them to take advantage of opportunities… Read the rest

Learning to Manage Time Better

In order to be successful at time management, your child must know how long it takes to get things done. Having a time sense will help him establish routines, set limits, and learn to prioritize. When I first start working… Read the rest

Handling Disputes with the School

When schools fail to provide the services parents believe their child needs, a due process hearing—a formal, contested, adversarial trial—is the ultimate route provided by law to resolve disputes. But litigation via due process is not the best way to… Read the rest

Helping Kids with Processing Issues

Helping a child whose processing speed is slow comes down to modifying the rate, tone, and complexity of what you say. This allows the child more time to make sense of what he’s hearing. Although it sounds simple, doing that… Read the rest