Homework Struggles: How to Make it Easier and More Effective

I recently presented at the "Skills for Success with ADHD" Conference co-sponsored by Hampton Roads CHADD and hosted by Chesapeake Bay Academy. I was honored to talk to both parents and educators about how to support students with ADHD to make homework easier and more effective. There were many requests for copies of the powerpoint, so I'm including the …

When Children Lie

When Children Lie understanding the motivation is key One of the most frequent concerns expressed by parents about their children is lying.  When children lie, it may indeed be serious, but not for the reasons that you may think. For most parents, honesty is considered an essential character trait, so they become quite concerned when …

Working with Schools

Working with Schools determining if extra help is needed It’s January and the school year is almost halfway over. For many students, it is now time to re-energize for the push to the end of the year. In some families, parents may have growing concerns about their children’s progress. Teachers who worried about a student’s …

Fighting Fears

Dealing with fear is a common issue for everyone. As children go through different periods in their cognitive, emotional, and social development, they may experience new or different anxieties and fears. For children ages 8-10, a common fear is going to different parts of the house by themselves at night. This seems to have become …