Confession time...I meant to get this post done right after the first of the year. My house was under attack by Mono and just last week I finally got both my kiddos back to school. This combined with the launch of our ebook .... well I hope you can understand why I fell a bit behind.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Contain the Chaos
There are times in everyone's lives when you have to make the hard decision. A choice that you know is not going to win you any friends but in the end, it is the right decision to make. I think this is the third blog I've done about my negotiations with the school. Read more… Continue reading How to Request a School Evaluation for your ADHDer
A quick show of hands...who has seen the new Bad Moms movie? If you are not raising your hand right now, stop reading this and get yourself to the theater. As a parent to an ADHDer this movie speaks your language. While Christmas is most definitely the Superbowl for moms, a family touched by ADHD… Continue reading A Survival Guide for the ADHD Household & the Holidaze
I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with their friends and family. I've got to be honest with the holiday and one kid coming down with mono I've been a bit behind on doing my research for our upcoming IEP meeting. And the big day was supposed to be today! YIKES!! I've… Continue reading IEPs, 504s and ADHD…OH MY! (Part 2)
I'm feeling a bit like Dorthy right now. Lost and scared about the journey I am on. Which path should I choose? I am at a crossroad with the education plan for my daughter. As many of you know Pickles is diagnosed with ADHD but speech articulation delays qualified her for an IEP at her elementary… Continue reading IEPs and 504s and ADHD….OH MY!!!
Plato wrote, "Courage is knowing what not to fear." I thought of these words as I sat in the multipurpose room packed with parents and educators from our community. My 11-year-old daughter was sitting with a panel of experts facilitating a discussion on ADHD. I could barely hold back the tears as she read a… Continue reading How to Talk about ADHD with Courage (lessons from my little girl)
Eye exams are pretty routine throughout childhood. If you fail an eye exam, you get glasses. Nobody really thinks twice about it. You might suffer a few "four eyes" comments but I think kids with glasses are adorable. Glasses are a tool to improve vision. Now imagine if your child has a learning disability or struggles… Continue reading What is an Accommodation and Why do I Need One?
Do you want to be part of the conversation that is tearing down walls around the stigma of ADHD? Join me at a workshop Celebrating Neurodiversity: Exploring ADHD on Thursday, October 26th at Maidu Elementary School. This parent and educator workshop is presented by Eureka Union School District in support of ADHD Awareness month. Here are… Continue reading ADHD Awareness Event & Fundraiser
As I trudged downstairs this morning half asleep I almost tripped over the pile of books and binders that surrounded my daughter's backpack. I give her credit because while messy at least all the school supplies made it to the right staging area for this morning's rush hour. Last night was one of those nights.… Continue reading How to Get the Homework Done and Still Like your Kid (Part 2)
It's been a long week people and school pictures were just one amusing bump in the road. So I'm going to make this short but sweet. In an ideal world on picture day your sweet child would wake up and cheerfully put on the adorable outfit you so caringly laid out for him/her the night… Continue reading School Pictures and The Myth of the “Perfect Smile”