This Saturday, May 5th, before you head to Jazz Fest, come join us at 9:00 am for an informal meet-up hosted by the NOLA chapter of CHADD. We meet on the second floor of the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, in the multipurpose room. Read More
Parenting a child with ADHD can be so much fun and so exhausting. It can be an adventure and it can be exasperating. Your child’s strengths and challenges will change as he or she grows from toddler on through the teenage years, and it may not always be easy as a parent. Know that you are not alone. We hope to see you there!
OMG! Exams are almost here! It’s the final sprint to the finish. Just a few more tests, projects, and papers: the last chances to bring up that GPA. And then, before you know it, it’s exam week!
"10 Secrets to Studying Smarter with ADHD" at ADDitude Magazine offers some excellent strategies to nail it. My clients have used some or all of these and they really do work! You can do it! Read More
When I first became aware that my son might have ADHD, I realized I needed help. I needed to to put together a support team—not just for him, but for myself and for my family’s sanity. I will forever be indebted to the learning specialist at his school who gave me pep talks and told me who to call and where to go. Together with her, my husband and I met with his home room teachers and the school counselor. We talked to the psychologist who tested and evaluated him and we met with his pediatrician. We also met with a naturopath.
I spoke to a lot of people in different fields shopping around for the right combination of solutions and the right fit for my son and our family. In the end, we are happy to see him thrive, but it has not been as easy journey. Read More
This Saturday, March 3rd, please join NOLA CHADD at 9 am at the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center for our monthly informal meet-up for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. I'll be there, and I look forward to seeing everyone. Please help spread the word!
Not sure why you should attend? Check out this informative list of 8 reasons to attend a CHADD meeting, published in Attention magazine. Read More
The glass is indeed half full! The article "Benefits (Yes, Benefits!) of Having ADHD," from The Hallowell Center in New York City, presents a positive way to look at ADHD. Check out the awesomeness of these mirror traits! We are creative, persistent, energetic and passionate. What’s not to love? Read More
“He doesn’t care.” “He’s not living up to his potential.” “He’ll never amount to anything.” What is really going on? To continue in our series (here's Part 1 and Part 2) on parenting teens with ADHD, the article and video "Why Teens Stop Trying," at ADDitude Magazine, is a short explanation of why your teen may have quit trying. Read More
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at motivational problems for teens with ADHD.
So as a parent, what can you do?
What's your daily special time with your ADHD kid? For me, it's walking to and from school together, here in New Orleans. We have other special times, too, but this is my son's favorite part of our day, when we sing, walk the dogs, get psyched for the school day, and, after school, review how the day went or what activities are planned in the afternoon or evening. Sometimes we just observe nature and spot a butterfly or change in leaf color. How sweet it is. Read More