Category Archives: ADHD

The Challenges of More Than One Diagnosis

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is complicated. Because it is a spectrum, you have both low functioning, perhaps non-verbal people and then you have those who may just seem ‘quirky’. They don’t always fit in and are usually (but not always) … Continue reading

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ADHD a Neurological Disorder?

Wow! There is some fascinating new research that is pointing to the possibility that “early-onset brain anomalies” in young children, may be tied to “attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers”. The article appears in The New York Times and the result of … Continue reading

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Powerful Article About Mental Health Issues

I’m not going to say much in the way of a ‘lead in’ to this really candid article about one mother’s struggle to help her son, while keep herself and her family safe. Suffice to say, we have seen this … Continue reading

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What You do Does Make a Difference

As parents we struggle. We often feel stretched beyond our abilities. We have so many demands on us and though we try to do the right thing, but so often feel that it is just not enough, especially when we … Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Look at ADHD

I think most of us would say we are familiar with what ADHD is. We probably picture a little boy running wild, unable to sit still, disrupting a classroom and just plain tearing things up.  I would also guess that … Continue reading

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Which Came First The Cell Phone or Feeling Isolated?

Most of us have seen and experienced children, teens and even adults who are so attached their technology that the rest of their lives are diminished. It is alarming when entire families sitting at the table together are all engaged … Continue reading

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New Study Highlights Why Good Interventions Are So Important

It is not hard to understand that kids and teens dealing with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors if they are not guided in a better direction. They will look for … Continue reading

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When ‘Worry’ is Something to Worry About

Come on! We all worry at times. Am I going to be late? Did I remember to lock the back door? Am I going to run out of gas? Are the kids ok? How did I do on the test? … Continue reading

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ADHD/ODD and Aggression

Parents and care-givers dread the phone call telling them that their child is in trouble at school again. Parent-Teacher conferences and IEP meetings can be disheartening at best when parents/care-givers hear about how their sweet, funny, smart child is aggressive … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Programs Struggle

It is a sad day when we learn that another Equine Therapy Program will be closing their doors. Wisconsin’s CHAP program has reached the sad conclusion that they can not continue to provide services. We know the struggles of implementing … Continue reading

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