ADHD, children, Christmas, parenthood

Gift Ideas for ADHD Kids

Shopping for an ADHD child can be a challenge. Our kids are a bit different(I can say this --I have ADHD, too), and often their interests are just as unique as the child. Sometimes, the interests are just like other kids --I mean, who doesn’t like Legos? Hopefully, these ideas will help you in your… Continue reading Gift Ideas for ADHD Kids

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ADHD, charts, children, homeschooling

How Do Executive Function Problems Affect My ADHD Child?

#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth If you or your child have ADHD, you have executive function issues. ADHD is basically all about problems in executive function. What is executive function? “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:… Continue reading How Do Executive Function Problems Affect My ADHD Child?

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10 ADHD Statistics Parents Should Be Aware Of

As part of ADHD awareness month, I have been posting ADHD facts regularly on Facebook. More than once I have been asked if I could back up my facts with studies and data. For some of these facts, I was able to find data; others I only have videos or articles by experts. I hope… Continue reading 10 ADHD Statistics Parents Should Be Aware Of

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What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Tank?

#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth Executive function is defined as "self-directed actions needed to sustain problem-solving towards a goal." “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… Continue reading What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Tank?

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Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

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

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6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

I was a young mom with a toddler and a preschooler --the youngest of all the moms in the group-- and a few of the older moms in the group ruled the roost. They instructed the rest of us that when our very young children went outside to play, we were not allowed to check… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

ADHD, art, children, homeschooling, illness

Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

If you have ADHD, anxiety, adrenal problems or if you are basically living and breathing, you probably deal with stress and difficulties processing that stress. This can be especially true for people who don't have neurotypical brains because our brains are already a little off and prone to misfiling information. Many anxieties (for example, phobias)… Continue reading Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

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I Burned the Babywise Book

Yes. I actually did. I burned the Babywise book. 15 years ago an adorable little boy was born with a full head of jet-black hair and deep-set dimples. I wanted nothing more than to be a mom, and I was so happy to finally hold my baby. But, something wasn't right --or at least not… Continue reading I Burned the Babywise Book

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Post Revisited: Leading Your Children to Jesus

I don't think there is a topic more dear to my heart and nothing bring more joy to my heart than seeing my children follow Jesus. This post discusses my concern with my own ability to point my children to the Lord and some resources I found to be very helpful.   It’s hard for… Continue reading Post Revisited: Leading Your Children to Jesus

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Endorsing Courtship: Why We Courted and Plan to Use Courtship with Our Children

My husband and I courted. Or at least that’s what we called it.   Die hard courtship enthusiasts insist that we did not actually court because my father didn’t choose my husband for me and we were allowed to be alone sometimes. Proponents of dating argue that it was courtship because my husband and I… Continue reading Endorsing Courtship: Why We Courted and Plan to Use Courtship with Our Children