March 29, 2012

Reblog on parenting a special needs child

I came across this blog post and, while it is several years old, it spoke to my heart and helped me to take heart. I hope it will help you, too.

http://www.steadymom.com/2010/09/when-life-isnt-turning-out-the-way-you-hoped.html

Best regards,
leapinlily

February 15, 2012

This is a repost - Cabin Fever

In the past, I thought it was the snow. We've had very little snow. So, it's February. I'm wising up this year and I'm not gonna fight it. See you under the blanket...

http://beyondwitsend.blogspot.com/2010/02/cabin-fever.html

February 3, 2012

Project Get A Grip - the Plan



I am at the crossroads of familiar frustration... again. Piles of clothes, piles of paper, piles of stuff.... piles in my brain. Piles of uncorrected school work, no plan for homeschool, no plan for meals, no plan for work... noplanplentyofpiles yada, yada, yada. Is this ADD / ADHD? Is it life in the 21st century? Is it just me???

February 1, 2012

January 31, 2012

World Maths Day 2012

It's time again for World Maths Day. We used this event last year to give our homeschool a much needed remedy for our yearly cabin fever blues. Starting tomorrow, February 1, registration is open and practice is available.

March 6 - World Spelling Day
March 7 - World Maths Day
March 8 - World Science Day


World Education Games

January 29, 2012

Too Fast, Too Much, Too Loud

Can I have my rubber room now?
(This is a repost from March, 2010)

Plays piano too fast. Eats food too fast. Puts on too much ketchup, syrup, salt, Parmesan cheese, you name it. Bursts in the door talking at the top of his lungs without finding out what he might be interrupting. The excesses of ADHD. I can hear him gulping down everything he drinks, gasping for air in between gulps or chews or whatever else is going on in his mouth as he tries to breathe at the same time.

Sometimes I think I will go mad. He doesn't have a clue. The body is moving faster than the brain. The body is moving in one direction and the brain is going in the other.

January 25, 2012

November 12, 2011

The Secret of Raising a Resilient Child





This is a reblog of a post by Dr. Laura Markham of Aha!Parenting.com


Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of Driven to Distraction and other books on ADHD and a successful ADD person, says in the introductory remarks of the featured post "Where does resilience come from?....It comes from knowing that you never, never have to be alone….If you feel connected, you will always be able to deal with adversity.

June 30, 2011

ADDclasses.com

Some time ago I stumbled onto this website and found it to be immensely helpful in our continuing quest to treat and manage ADD / ADHD. ADDClasses.com offers virtual support and continuing education in the field of Attention Deficit Disorder. The teleseminars are offered free of charge for a period of time (registration is required) and also, for a period of time, you can download the mp3 recordings
 

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