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My husband, two daughters (Ages  6 and 3), brother, nephew (Age 4), and I attended a Party From The Inside Out event hosted by The Fabulous Party People, a children’s entertainment company in the Bay Area specializing in birthday parties. This was our first experience with the company and I couldn’t pass it up, because my children had the opportunity to meet some of their favorite characters from Inside Out, Joy and Sadness. It was very reasonably priced too. Tickets were only $5 per child and free for adults. Since space...

This was my art project this morning and I have to admit, it looked a lot better in my head! I don’t think I used the correct paint and the white paint especially was awful to work with. Fear looks absolutely crazy, but my kids love Disney’s Inside Out and the little pumpkins Mommy painted for them, so even though this is not my best work, I still wanted to share it for the parents out there with better talent (and paint) than me if they wanted to take this fun project on. What does your family do with your pumpkins? Carve,...

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...

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...

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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