Kids to Kids: Explaining ADHD

When kids are identified as having ADHD, they are often left in the dark about what that diagnosis means. They may be given a prescription for medication and a brochure entitled “What is ADHD?” But rarely are they provided with… Read the rest

Prioritize Relationships Over Schoolwork

We run into problems when we allow schoolwork to undermine the relationships we have with our children. It is easy to see how this happens: parents become short tempered when an assignment is due, anxious when material hasn’t been mastered… Read the rest

Collaboration Is Not “Enabling”

I frequently encounter two types of children: children who feel ashamed because they get bad grades and children who feel ashamed because they need a lot of assistance from their parents to complete their homework. Neither needs to be true.… Read the rest

Forging Connections in Quarantine

It is the winter of COVID-19. Many kids are at school online and in socially distanced classrooms. Months of quarantine, remote learning, mask wearing, and lack of physical contact have caused kids and adults alike to feel isolated and stressed.… Read the rest

10 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Child

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Kids with LD and ADHD often feel more criticized than understood. In our eagerness to help, we sometimes try to fix problems, correct behaviors, or give feedback before we fully understand the child’s perspective. Following are… Read the rest