If your doctor diagnoses your child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, he'll probably also prescribe some medication that can help treat the disease. This may not be the route you want to take. Some children with ADHD respond well to natural solutions to the problem. If you're hesitant about giving your child medicine to treat his problem, you can try these … [Read more...] about How Do I Treat ADHD Naturally?
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At age eleven, my son doesnʼt have many meltdowns anymore. Heʼs at an age where heʼs learned how avoid them, for the most part. Heʼll get worked up, but typically a meltdown doesnʼt occur and/or he doesnʼt get so upset that he reaches meltdown status. We also help to keep his meltdowns in check. Therefore, Iʼm happy to report that, at this age, a meltdown is rare for my … [Read more...] about Meltdowns with Older Autistic Kids
"Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses." ~ Franklin P. Jones If you haven’t heard of the Marshmallow Test, here’s how it goes: A 4 to 6 year old is given the choice to either eat a marshmallow instantly or wait and receive two marshmallows instead of one. The child is then left alone with … [Read more...] about How Do You Teach Self-Control to Your Children?
Two years ago, one of my daughters made the colossal mistake of declaring, to the family, that she was not going to finish high school. “I’m just going to marry a rich man,” she said. She’d been watching a few too many episodes of The Kardashians. Fortunately for her in the long run - albeit unfortunately for her in the short run -- we all set about educating … [Read more...] about Tom, Katie and Why it Never Pays to Marry a Rich Man
While most Americans consume enough protein-rich foods to satisfy their daily recommended allowance, women often have specific issues or periods in their lives when an added dose of protein is especially important, such as when pregnant, nursing, or menopausal. Add in a hectic, fast-paced lifestyle that often makes eating on the run a necessity and it's easy to see why healthy … [Read more...] about Healthy Protein Shakes for Women