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Instead of putting your child in “Time Out,” try creating a Calm Down Space for them.  My daughter has ADHD and as many of you parents of special needs children know, our children have a lot of feelings, which can result in a lot of emotional meltdowns. Even if your child doesn’t have special needs, having a calming and comfortable place for them to go to when they are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated is a very good idea. Where should the Calm Down Space be? Decide with your child where their Calm Down Space will...

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About the Interview The reason I did this video is because I want to bring awareness about ADHD in children. I want to educate people about how much the lives of children with ADHD are affected. It affects them in all aspects of their lives; It affects them primarily with school, social situations, and their self-image. Having ADHD is very challenging, frustrating, and aggravating for both the child and the child’s family. The American Psychological Association (APA) says that 5% of children ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with ADHD....

To say children with ADHD have a lot going on is an understatement. Anxiety, low self-esteem, and problematic social skills are just a few of the challenges many children with ADHD have to deal with on a daily basis. They struggle with these challenges and more and quite understandably, it is very frustrating and aggravating for them. There are so many books that claim to help children with ADHD, but it is hard to pick the right ones. Here is a compilation of ten great ADHD kid-tested and approved children’s books that are wonderful aids for...

I am proud to announce that my first featured article went live on Scary Mommy today and already has over 1,000 shares on Facebook! Thank you very much to Scary Mommy for this wonderful opportunity and to all of my followers for their love and support. Why Special Needs Kids Are Like Traffic Jams ...

This is a tough subject for me to write about, because like any parent, I love my child with every ounce of my heart. All I want is for my daughter to always be happy. I want her to be able to easily make friends. I want her to thrive at school and be on the Honor Roll just like me… but the truth of the matter is she probably never will. Giuliana is six years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD. She is also exhibiting symptoms of depression and anxiety, which are common for children with ADHD. The ADHD is very challenging. There...

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