Parenting Your Anxious Child–Resources

Anxiety doesn't always look like this. I led a workshop today for parents of kids with anxiety, and shared some resources, and I'm including them here, too, so anyone can access this information anytime. Books Cornelia Maude Spelman: When I feel Worried/Scared/Missing You  The Smart Girls’ Guide to Worry (American Girl Books)  Breaking Free of [...]

The Tipping Point

How much involvement and supervision should parents have with their kids’ school work?   My typical short answer to this very, very popular question is generally: “not too much.” My longer, more involved answer is that I like to think of this as a relationship physics equation.  Help can be wanted, appreciated, and loving.      It strengthens relationships.   Help can also [...]

Anne of Green Gables & ADHD

A mouse drowned in the sauce, Marilla. Raise your hand if you loved this book in your own childhood!  It was certainly one of my favorites. Anne Shirley didn't have a diagnosis, and I'm certainly not trying to give her one now, except... if I did, I think ADHD would be a front-runner.  A lot of people [...]

Time Blindness

Time Blindness is a term coined by Russell Barkley (ADHD researcher and author.)  It refers to the difficulty that people with ADHD have with keeping a sense of time in their mind.  He also calls it 'nearsighted for the future.' People with ADHD tend to live "in the now" and as such, the present moment hijacks their attention, their [...]