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Over the past six years, I have taken my children to many amusement parks.  Whether it was Disneyland, Legoland, or SeaWorld, I realized that they all have something in common and it is probably not what you think: They are a lot like parenthood. They are loud. For starters, the noise level is pretty excruciating. Amusement parks are filled with loud and obnoxious kiddie rides, games, and people (Squealing teenage girls are the worst), just as children’s toys are. Toys seem to have two volume levels: Loud and painfully loud. I am this...

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...

Whether you are an adult or a child, taking advice from these five unforgettable Disney characters will sprinkle your life with just the right amount of pixie dust. 1. Genie from Aladdin Genie wisely advises Aladdin, “Be yourself” when referring to how he should act and talk to Princess Jasmine. Aladdin was a “street rat” who was pretending to be a wealthy prince in hopes of winning the princess’ hand in marriage. People tend to lose themselves when they are trying to impress someone or fit in, but that...

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