“Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior: selecting and successfully monitoring behaviors that facilitate the attainment of chosen goals. Executive functions include basic cognitive processes such as attentional control, cognitive inhibition, inhibitory control, working memory, and… Continue reading What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Age?
#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth If you love someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD or who you think has ADHD you might feel like you're fighting a battle. False information, extreme biases, and fake news are profuse to the point that what most of the public believes about ADHD is simply lies --lies that affect… Continue reading 13 Facts Parents of ADHD Children Should Know
Schedule is actually a bad word at my house, and I don’t call what we do a schedule. Maybe more like a plan, but I still put schedule in the title. Because that is what most people will think of when they see our plan. This post is a follow up to a previous post… Continue reading How To Plan a Flexible Homeschool Schedule
Once upon a time, this mom tried to follow Flylady. If you're not familiar with Flylady, it's advertised as a program for even the most chaotic of people to get their homes and lives organized. All my friends swore by it and promised that if I just tried, this would solve all my housekeeping problems.… Continue reading I Failed Flylady | What To Do If You Can’t Even Do Flylady
Knowledge is the salary that a child receives from his time invested in schooling. Just like money is the pay an adult receives for his invested time in a job, an education is the payment a child receives for his time invested in school. The time and energy invested needs to worth the payment or… Continue reading You Can’t Force Your Child to Learn
An introduction and a story Let's suppose that you are asked to do a job. You are told that it is vitally important --but not why it’s important-- and you will not get paid. Not a penny. And, it’s very hard work. You start by moving a large pile of dirt from one area in… Continue reading Delight-led Learning and Why Child-directed Education Is Vital to Homeschooling
The following are principles that I compiled for our homeschool groups for parents of ADHD children and homeschool moms with ADHD on Facebook. I am posting it here in the hopes that it will be helpful for those who are homeschooling children with ADHD or working with ADHD people in other venues. When you are… Continue reading Principles to Help in Homeschooling ADHD Children (Originally Written for My Facebook Groups)
I was unintentionally exposed to mold this last week. Here were my symptoms within an hour of mold exposure: Headaches Irritability (way more than normal) Restlessness Anger outbursts Crying (more than normal) Joints stiff and cracking Muscle spasms and aches Vaginal bleeding Rectal bleeding Brain fog was back Upset stomach Trouble falling asleep (the supplement… Continue reading Could Mold Be the Root Cause of Your Physical or Mental Illness?
Every few months, a new post or video will emerge on social media and be mass-shared by homeschool moms across the country and the world --usually citing research (or just opinions) about the key to your child’s success. They usually involve something like determination, grit, not giving up, or stick-to-itiveness. All variations on the same… Continue reading Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success
Knowledge is power, and an informed parent has the power to better help their child. ---Sarah Forbes If you are reading this, you probably fit into one of the following four categories: 1. You just learned that your homeschooled child has ADHD 2.You just chose to bring your ADHD child home for school 3.You have… Continue reading Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child