Good Grade Wall

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Our kids run into so much negativity from other people, from situations, and - admit it - from their own head! And while we *do* have to be firm with our kids, we have to set expectations and dole out discipline, we should still be a source of support and encouragement. That's why I LOVED what one of our Facebook friends shared her "Good Grade Wall". Here's what she said: Since our daughter struggles so much in school due to her ADHD and multiple Learning Disabilites, we are always looking for ways to let her know that with extra work and putting the time in she can achieve … [Read more...]

Today’s God Sighting

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Brock: Like Kayla, I'm from the deep South, but you may have gathered that our family lives outside of the United States. I can't say where, but let's just say that it's a place that takes bureaucracy to a new level. I just got back from picking up Lesley's prescription. I'm stunned because I actually have a 3 month supply. The way prescriptions work here is usually -- we see the locally born doctor who is approaching retirement. He clucks and can't believe Lesley's not put on weight. (Evidently the study of genetics never enters his mind.) He'll ask a few questions -- he can't understand … [Read more...]

Attitude of Gratitude

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It's an old story with updated technology. A shoe salesman landed on a tropical island. He felt the warm sun on his face and took off his tie. Then he saw the barefooted natives. How could he sell shoes here? He whipped out his i-phone and sent the message back to the home office: "This territory you assigned me is a big mistake! No one wears shoes here!" And within 24 hours, he was on a plane back home. Shoe Salesman #2 landed on the day his competitor left. He was so excited when he saw the barefooted natives that he sold every pair of shoes in his suitcase and text messaged his boss. … [Read more...]

Encouraging an ADHD Child

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Let's face it. ADHD can be discouraging. Even though they're wonderful, our children often end up feeling less than perfect. They march to a different drummer, their problems often overshadow their successes, and their sense of overwhelm often eclipses the simple joys of life. How do you encourage your ADHD child, and help her to develop and maintain a positive self image? Share in the comments below. Homework can be one of the most discouraging times for our kids. Find out how to "Wake Up from the Homework Nightmare". … [Read more...]