Virtual Learning and the ADHD Child
I would love to share a few things from my "bag of tricks" with you in an effort to save you all some of the stress that can accompany an online learning platform with an ADHD child.
Dear Fellow Teacher, I See You
I see you all. I am here for you all. I stand with you all. None of us went into the teaching profession for the fame and fortune it brings. We chose this career because of our desire to help others. And sometimes, it is the teachers, themselves, that need the help.
Addressing Childhood Anxiety
Identifying that your child is struggling with anxiety is the first step. Knowing what to do in order to help them, well, that can be the hard part.
Crisis Schooling My Quirky Kid and Living to Tell About It
There will be days when everything goes as planned and there will be days when every 30-minute block of time can be a battle. Some days it's all I can do to get my son to log in to his coursework — forget about doing any work. Then other times, he would work so long, without a fuss, that he even surprised himself.
Being “That Parent”
I must admit, one of my FAVORITE parts of motherhood is being "that parent." It allows me to help other mommas that are going through similar struggles by sharing our journey, the hills and the valleys.
The Warrior Momma (of Special Needs) Handbook to Self-Care
Self-care is not a luxury when raising a child(ren) with special needs. It is downright essential to your well being and to the well being of your family. Pouring from an empty cup is the least of our worries when you think about it: Self-care, or taking your child to an appointment with the specialist that took six months to get? And boom . . . down the list it goes once again.
When the Path Through School Isn’t Easy :: Raising an Atypical Child
The academics, he mastered. He mastered them in a heartbeat. It was the "everything else" he wasn't mastering. The listening to directions, keeping hands to oneself, and keeping emotions in check were far from being mastered. We were on the verge of being kicked out of the employee daycare center. Our whole family seemed to be in a downward spiral, and we looked for something, anything, to stop it.