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Why do I need delayed gratification?

“DELAYED GRATIFICATION.” Wait!  What does that have to do with raising an ADHD kid? As I see it — and have experienced — raising a ADHD child takes time, patience, and hope. Time spent training, encouraging, and nurturing your child. Patience so that you are in control of your responses in a variety of situations.Learn More
  • 28 Apr, 2017
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADHD Child, ADHD strategies for kids, delayed gratification, HOPE, Parenting ADHD Child, support for parents of ADD/ADHD children,

Are You Having “Olympics” Withdrawals?

Like so many sports fans, I have been watching quite a bit of the Olympics the last two weeks. Summer Olympics are so captivating. Did you watch some of the Olympic games, too? As I was watching gymnastics last week, I found myself chuckling at how raising an ADHD child can be likened to anyLearn More
  • 23 Aug, 2016
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADHD, ADHD strategies for kids, Attention Deficit Disorder, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, support for parents of ADD/ADHD children,

Yes, Your ADHD Kid Can Thrive!

When our son was diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities,  I was not prepared. I had suspected something was not quite right with this little kindergartner.  He was falling behind the other students and he often seemed confused when in class or around others. But the ADHD diagnosis scared me.  I wasn’t sure what thatLearn More
  • 8 Oct, 2014
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, ADHD strategies for kids, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attitude, HOPE, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, support for parents of ADD/ADHD children,

My ADHD Child Is A Race Car! Is Yours?

In the real world ADD and ADHD are seen as a sickness of sorts;  a “disorder,” which means something is wrong with our child.  Even the label, “learning disabilities,” has a negative connotation to it.  It is dis-empowering to know our child has a “disorder.”  It can also be embarrassing. After all, our child justLearn More
  • 2 Jul, 2014
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, ADHD strategies for kids, Attention Deficit Disorder, Disciplining an ADHD Child, disorder, Focus, Learning Disabilities, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child,

JUST FOR TODAY . . .

The past two weeks have been a bit overwhelming for me.  Anyone else feeling like that?  It seems that a lot hit in a short span of time:  springing back from the holidays, recouping after guests left, a few health concerns, computer glitches that were frustrating, and family issues that needed extra time and attention. Learn More
  • 26 Feb, 2014
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attitude, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child,

Gratefulness When Parenting ADD – ADHD Children

Recently, there have been many people participating in a 21-day or 30-day Gratitude Challenge. Are you one of them? I think it’s a great idea!  It’s been interesting to see Facebook posts about what people are grateful for. I’m curious . . . how many times do we give thanks for the challenges we faceLearn More
  • 27 Nov, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attitude, challenging child, gratitude, Learning Disabilities, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child,

Is It Possible to Keep a Positive Attitude When Your Child Has ADD, ADHD, or Learning Disabilities?

One of the difficulties I struggle with most with our ADHD son is keeping a positive attitude. The challenges of the day are tiring and very frustrating, as you well know. Often, I hear myself thinking, “I HATE when he …” or “I can’t stand this anymore!” I want to tear my hair out –Learn More
  • 6 Nov, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Focus, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, self-talk,

Time is Flying By And Our Kid with ADD, ADHD, or Learning Disabilities is Growing Up!

Does anyone else feel as though time is just flying by? Our ADD or ADHD child is growing and changing quickly. We never seem to have enough time for all the things we need to get done. The days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months, and before we know it a year hasLearn More
  • 30 Oct, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, challenging child, Learning Disabilities, making memories, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, positive attitude,

“But I’m Not Hungry!”

One of the biggest frustrations I had when our ADHD son was on Adderall was his loss of appetite. Are you experiencing that with your child and his or her medications? As it was, he was tall and very slender. I worried that he would lose weight; he didn’t have much to lose on thoseLearn More
  • 6 Sep, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit, Attention Deficit Disorder, HOPE, loss of appetite, medications, nutrition, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child,

Parenting Lesson From a Horse Trainer

I had a fascinating weekend at an Andalusian Horse Ranch in San Antonio, TX. Although I was there for a seminar, attendees had the opportunity to watch a trainer work with a couple of beautiful horses at the end of the day. I was in awe as I watched the trainer gently (almost unnoticeably) directLearn More
  • 28 Aug, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit, challenging child, Guidance, Help, HOPE, Lessons, Parening an ADD or ADHD Child, Special Needs,

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