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Bullying and Our ADHD Child

The bully was a very bright boy a couple of years younger than my son at the time. I first noticed when my son began staying away from him on the playground. Then I noticed a verbal exchange that left my son with a sad face and defeated body language. When I questioned my sonLearn More
  • 15 Aug, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit, Bullying, new school year, Parenting ADHD Child,

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,

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,

ADD & ADHD: Helping Our Child Succeed.

I recently read an article about Deborah Phelps.  You probably don’t remember that name, but I’ll bet you know about her ADHD son, Michael.  Yes, Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimmer, was diagnosed with ADHD at age 9. When I think of the different areas of concern that physicians, psychologists and parents use to diagnose ADD andLearn More
  • 28 May, 2013
  • Lydia Herrera
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  • ADD, ADHD, Focus, HOPE, Michael Phelps, Succeed, Success,

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