Executive Function

Time Management for Middle School Students

We're going to talk about time management today because it is a huge skill needed for life, and I think knowing how to manage time will help your child excel in the classroom! In the...

6 Tips to Organize the Homework Area

Now that we are slowly establishing the school year routine, one of the most important (let’s face it, they’re all important) aspects of the daily grind for kids is homework.  Establishing a designated, functional...

WANTED: Hope in Action Throughout the Special Needs Community

Parents of a child who has special needs will almost surely hear at one time or another, “Now you know your child will never ”  These gloom and doom forecasts are meant to be...
goal setting

How to Develop Realistic Goals With Children

All children with Isms are different, so it's important that goals set for them be different as well.  Unfortunately, even the best of schools using the best Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) fall into the...

Backpacks: Organization, Sensory, Safety and Social

School is underway.  Mentally exhausted kids with tons of pent up energy enter their homes in the afternoon and toss their backpacks just about anywhere.  They head to the kitchen for a snack and...

“My Plan vs. Your Plan”: Seven Tips for Parents to Promote a Shift in...

It's summertime! It’s a time for cookouts, evening swims, and family vacations. Summer is full of “plans”. But what if you live with a son or daughter who gets stuck on their own plans!? In...

Get Visual and Creative to Support Transitions

We have three children, each unique with their back to school ritual. The daughter was ready to purchase back to school supplies in mid-July and had her closets and desk organized in anticipation of the...

Safe Natural Treatment of ADD and ADHD

If you are the parent of a child with ADD or ADHD or if you have one of these conditions yourself, I’d encourage you to look at Dana Ullman’s review of homeopathic treatments for...

Help Kids with ADHD Become Self-Aware

All month long, organizations have been celebrating ADHD Awareness Month. Most organizations supporting ADHD look to spend this time getting information out to the public to help spread awareness of the disorder and to curb...
organizational success

6 Back to School Tips for Organizational Success

Back to school…while some parents are dancing a jig of the thoughts of kids returning to school, there are other parents who are feeling some anxiety.  The reminders of the exploding backpack, missing homework,...