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Watched “The Voice” Lately?

I don’t watch TV a lot, but one program I enjoy is “The Voice.”  It’s the reality show where contestants compete with their singing talent.  I like to watch people going after their dreams, and the coaches are interesting and really make me laugh at times. You may already know that Adam Levine, one ofLearn More
  • 29 Apr, 2015
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADHD strategies for kids, Attention Deficit Disorder, Focus, future success, HOPE, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, support for parents of ADD/ADHD children,

Let Your Past Catch Up With You

I heard an interesting quote the other day that got me thinking:  “Let my past catch up with me.” I had to stop and think of how this pertains to us as parents and caretakers of children with ADHD. The person who shared the quote said it means to look back and see how theLearn More
  • 18 Mar, 2015
  • 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,

“Why Not You?”

Did you watch the Super Bowl Game this past Sunday?  We did at our house.  Although the outcome of the game was not to our liking, there was a very important message shared by the Seattle quarterback, Russ Wilson, after the game. As he was being interviewed, Russ Wilson shared how his father would encourageLearn More
  • 5 Feb, 2014
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • "Why not you?", ADHD, ADHD strategies for kids, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, Success,

Parenting Lesson for Your ADHD Child From a Horse Trainer

Strategies from a horse trainer are similar to ways you can work with your ADHD child to gain cooperation.Learn 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,

Hopes, Dreams and Parenting an ADHD Child

When I look back on my evolution as the mom of a child with ADHD and learning disabilities, I often have to chuckle. Why? Well, one of the biggest hurdles I came against was my own self-image. I certainly hadn’t expected that. In the dreams I had of our son as we awaited his birthLearn More
  • 21 Aug, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attitude, challenging child, Focus, friends, friendships, HOPE, Learning Disabilities, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child, Self Image, self-talk,

Back to School – Part 2 – Games

As we continue to prepare our ADD, ADHD, or special needs child for the upcoming school year, I think it’s really important to get him or her back into the rigors of thinking, calculating, and spelling if they haven’t been so engaged during the summer vacation time. How is this possible, you ask?  GAMES!  Yes, nowLearn More
  • 31 Jul, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit, Bingo, board games, card games, educational games, famly games, flash cards, games, Learning Disabilities, Memory Game, Monopoly, special needs child,

Back To School . . .7 Strategies to Help Your Challenging Child Be Ready

It always amazes me when I see the “Back to School” ads in the newspaper or on TV in the middle of summer.  Wow!  Already?  Yes, the teachers are planning lessons, the school facility has been cleaned and readied, and the school buses can be seen around town rehearsing their routes.  Does “Back to School” strike terror inLearn More
  • 24 Jul, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back to School, challenging child, Classical Music, friends, friendships, Learning Style, praise, school schedule,

Babies, Learning Style and ADD/ADHD

Recently, I had an opportunity to watch a 4-month old infant as she tried to get herself from where she had been placed on the blanket to a toy that was out of reach.  I watched as she lay on her back, looking around, turning her head left, then right.  She flipped herself from her backLearn More
  • 16 Jul, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit, Attention Deficit Disorder, Babies, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Learning Style, Parenting an ADD or ADHD Child,

ADD Testing – A Mom’s Story

She tentatively walked up to me that lovely Saturday  morning as I sat at my vendor table.  I was at the Southern California Homeschool Conference and had just finished giving my presentation on homeschooling a child with ADD, ADHD or learning disabilities.  The sun was shining brightly, but a steady ocean breeze kept the temperature comfortable. ILearn More
  • 11 Jul, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADD Testing, ADHD, Guidance, Help, HOPE, Parenting, Success,

ADHD and My Child – 3 Lessons I’ve Learned

In the wee hours of night, I am often awakened by thoughts of our ADHD son.  At 22 years of age, he is moving along nicely into adulthood.  He is a good man.  He wasn’t always a good kid – or so I thought way back when. If you have  ADD or ADHD family membersLearn More
  • 3 Jul, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, God and parenting, Homeschooling, Learning Styles, Lessons, Parening an ADD or ADHD Child, Self Image,

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