Saturday, May 5 Event for Parents of Children with ADHD: Come Fest With Us Before The Fest!

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. 

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!

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Tips for Exam Prep

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!

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Mind Coach NOLA on ADHD/ADD Resources in the New Orleans Area

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.

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Tips from an ADHD Coach: Spend Some "Daily Special Time"

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.

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