When you first receive the diagnosis of ADHD many times you are very upset. Many people grieve the news. They only see and think about how hard life is going to be. They often feel ashamed and think they should...Continue Reading
God Has Been Preparing Me For This
There are many times in my life that I can look back and see that God has been preparing me for certain things, or situations have developed that have made me make choices that I would not have made or...Continue Reading
The Things You Celebrate When Your Child Has Mental Health Issues
There are a lot of things that make parenting a child with invisible special needs difficult. Besides all the mental and physical exhaustion, extra doctors appointments and therapy sessions, we are just parents that want the best for our kids....Continue Reading
He Could Do It If He Wanted…Why Kids Struggle, Sometimes
One thing that really irritates me is that so many people say things like, “He’s just not trying hard enough! I know he can do this if he wants to! He did just fine yesterday, why is he choosing to...Continue Reading
Why I Like Captain Underpants
Earlier this year my youngest son asked me to read Captain Underpants with him at bedtime. I typically read whatever he chooses, so I had no problem reading this. I didn’t know what to expect except I did assume there...Continue Reading
My Son Couldn’t Sleep, So Neither Could I.
Most of us parents have had a baby that didn’t sleep well or went through a phase of struggling to sleep, but what if that phase lasts years or even decades. Many kids with a mental health diagnosis also really...Continue Reading
How to Make and Use a Calming Corner
So maybe you have heard of a calming corner but don’t know how to make one or use it well. I will show you an example of one and how to use it. A calming corner is a special place...Continue Reading
Why and How I Told My Son That He Has ADHD
Many parents struggle with whether or not to tell their child that they have ADD or ADHD, and then how to do it. We decided that we wanted our son to know and understand what ADHD is and not to...Continue Reading
Why My Kid?
When a parent receives a diagnosis about their child, or just suspects one, or simply realizes that their child has any kind of special need, many of us ask “WHY??”. We may wonder what we did wrong? What could we have...Continue Reading
Is It ADD/ADHD or Something Else??
Suspecting your child may have ADD/ADHD is scary. Having someone else tell you they suspect it can be horrifying. If you don’t have personal experience with it or experience as a parent, the first time will probably bring lots of...Continue Reading