Does Your Child Have Grit?

The self-esteem movement of the 1980s had a tremendous impact on how the millennial generation was raised. Believing that high self-esteem led to positive social, emotional, and mental health, parents and educators bubble-wrapped their children, shielding them from stress, adversity,… Read the rest

Parents’ Tips for Promoting Self-Esteem

There’s no time like the New Year for a fresh start. Use this time to help your child with learning challenges feel better about himself. Following are simple, common-sense tips from parents of children with LD and ADHD for building… Read the rest

Kids with ADHD: Finding the Leader Within

As parents of children with ADHD we know our kids have the potential to become future leaders, but that birthright has been diminished by a dominant culture that sees only their “disorder.” These natural born-leaders deserve to have their potential… Read the rest

Sink or Swim? A Parent’s Dilemma

When my son Eli was in his last year of high school, he was juggling a lot: six classes, homework, play rehearsal, his school’s Shakespeare troupe, college applications, and of course all the “stuff” that comes with being a senior.… Read the rest

Strategies for Managing Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem for a lot of people, but for those with ADHD it’s pervasive. According to a post on PsycheCentral’s World of Psychology blog there are a number of reasons why people with ADHD put off today what… Read the rest