#GivingTuesday – ‘But I’m Not In The Mood’

Today is #givingtuesday - a day dedicated to charity, sharing and helping others. The timing is intentional. Before we spend a ton of time, energy and cash on our family and friends, we pause to be grateful and show kindness to others. It should help us get in the #christmasspirit. Are you in the … [Read more...]

Do I Have ADD?

"Our son doesn't turn in his homework, the very same homework we worked on with him the night before," said Bruce with frustration in his voice, "And report card season is traumatic for him and us. We cringe when we look at the comments section. We don't expect the grades to be that good, but we … [Read more...]

From Scattered to Successful

I recently finished writing a book with Stephen Arterburn: Understanding and Loving a Person With ADD. It will be out this fall. I'm excited about the book because it comes out of years of coaching people with ADD on moving from scattered to successful. Recently, I did a three session class for … [Read more...]

A Popular Obsession

Our culture is obsessed with perfection: perfect babies, intelligent preschoolers, kindergartners who speak French, third-graders who know algebra, fifth-graders who make the all-star club team in soccer, eighth-graders who spend their Saturdays in SAT prep courses, and sophomores suffering sleep … [Read more...]

When You Can’t Call Super Nanny

"I don't want the government to give me health care, I want them to give me the Super Nanny!" says comedian Tim Hawkins  www.TimHawkins.net Wouldn't that be great? When the kids are whiny; Jo Frost shows up and tells them, "You have been very naughty. Go sit on the naughty stool. Straightaway!" … [Read more...]

Digital Native Parenting

“The high-tech revolution has disrupted much of the basic life-skills learning that in prior generations would have taken place in almost any tight-knit family. Today, nuclear family members may still live under one roof, but they often substitute cyber interactions for traditional social exchanges … [Read more...]

Growing Strong Kids In a Weak Economy

Is the Economy Your Family's Friend? Times are tough. I went to the Dollar Store and I noticed they had added a Recovery Room! I interviewed an old man who had gone through the Great Depression, "These times are nothin' compared to what we went through! We were so poor, as a little boy, all I had … [Read more...]