As a parent, once you receive an ADHD diagnosis from your physician or psychologist, you are faced with the decision of whether or not to medicate your child. That's a loaded decision as there are multiple variables to weigh that not only affect your child, but you as a family.
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Although medication may be an option, it alone will not teach your child the skills he needs in life, such as learning how to organize, prioritize or manage time. Working closely with an ADHD coach will create behavioral strategies to use at home and in school.
Not sure which accommodations should be a part of your child's 504 Accommodation Plan or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? Read on for a list of 16 accommodations that are geared for your child with ADHD!
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The focus is on back to school transition and how to help parents of children with special needs ease the nervousness that comes with a new school year. I share a few strategies to help make the beginning of a new year pleasant and easy!
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Within my private practice, I think I repeat that phrase many, too many, times each week when providing parent coaching.
Unfortunately, in parenting, the pendulum has swung in the opposite extreme and many parents have lost control over their home and their family. We are not our children's friends, nor was that ever the intention. Yes, we want our children to like us, even love us, and to be happy, but we must maintain boundaries along the way. We make the rules and they are not negotiable.
The outcome of poor boundaries and the lack of an authority figure/parent is children with anxiety and depression. Our children become empowered, and they are not capable of handling that power. They become scared and feel alone in a world that is big and boundary-less.
On July 25, 2014, I spoke with Marie Bailey of Mom Talk Radio about this very topic. Listen here
I know it's only the beginning of August, but it's that time of the year when we start to think about the new school year!
As a parent of a child with ADHD, you want to make the transition with a new classroom, a new teacher, and a new year as seamless as possible.
Read my blog to learn about 3 strategies to help you do just that! Click here
Dr. Liz Matheis
Dr Liz Matheis and her team specialize in assisting children and their families with Anxiety, Autism, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Struggles