Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities

When it comes to apps, our kids have a pretty good handle on things. Especially if they are looking for a great game to play. But are there any entertaining and educational apps out there that can help kids with learning disabilities? Andrew Heinzman writes about the apps available and the ones that are sure to win over young hearts and minds.  The Best Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities offers an extensive list including: … Continue reading Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities

To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

The decision to use medication for treating ADHD can be an extremely difficult one, often filled with emotion and confusion. Writer Penny Williams shares some fantastic information in her article:  Dear ADDitude: What If We Don’t Want to Medicate? It provides some suggestions and information about choosing to use medication for ADHD, as well as seeking out alternative therapies for treatment.  In the end, each individual is different and it will come down to what … Continue reading To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

Yes, There Are Happier Mornings Ahead!

Oh mornings. How I used to dread them. So much to do. Not just for myself to get ready and go to work but for my children too! Clothes set out, shoes and backpacks ready, school notes signed, homework checked and ready, lunches made and oh, what day is it today? Silly hair day?  It all seemed like a regular routine in chaos. That is, until someone said, “Why not do it all the night … Continue reading Yes, There Are Happier Mornings Ahead!

Jessica McCabe, speaker and host of How to ADHD

Failing at Normal-An ADHD Success Story

If you haven’t been introduced to Jessica McCabe yet, allow us.  She is a YouTube personality, best known as the host for the YouTube channel How to ADHD. It is an outstanding selection of videos tackling topics of interest to her fellow “brains”-those with ADHD or those who know someone with ADHD. She gave a TedX Talk called Failing at Normal- An ADHD Success Story speaking about her life with ADHD. At times emotional, it … Continue reading Failing at Normal-An ADHD Success Story

Lady lays wide awake in bed

Sleep and the ADHD Brain

If you are someone with ADHD, you understand the challenge of getting to sleep. You want to sleep, you’re ready to sleep but once your head hits the pillow, you suddenly have a running commentary going on in your head. It can be all of the things that happened in the day, or all of the things you think will happen tomorrow. The harder you try to sleep, the more frustrated you become. What if … Continue reading Sleep and the ADHD Brain