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For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you already know part of this story (P.S. Thanks for following! You rock!). For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, here’s what’s going on with my ADHDer (P.S. You should really start following me. Just sayin’!). Yesterday, I received an email from my child’s first grade teacher that stated: “Giuliana is bringing home her math test today. My TA gave it to her one-on-one and she said Giuliana...

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year.  You know what that means…  Your kids won’t be in school and it is up to you to keep your little love bugs entertained all day.  Don’t panic.  I’ve got you covered.  Here are some kid-tested and approved Valentine’s Day activities and crafts I’ve done at my daycare.  Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Jumps Individual or Group Activity: Have your child use a stethoscope (a toy one will work just fine) to listen to their heartbeat and/or...

Celebrate Mardi Gras with your kids with these fun activities, crafts, and food! Mardi Gras Fireworks Show Group Activity: The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (for justice), green (for faith), and gold (for power).  For younger children, have them give examples of things that are those colors.  (Ex. “A frog is green.”)  For older children, have them give examples of things that represent the color meanings. (Ex. “A king has power.) Now give each child a purple, green, or yellow scarf and have them pretend they...

My six year old daughter isn’t like most kids.  She has ADHD and has a difficult time staying focused on her homework.  An assignment that takes an average child 15 minutes to complete takes my daughter at least 30 minutes.  It’s not because she isn’t as smart as her classmates.  She is actually very bright (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother).  To put it quite simply, my daughter’s brain is wired differently.  She gets distracted by everything.  (If I am not monitoring...