What to do When Rage Takes Over Your Parenting

May 15, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Posted in Family, Health, Home, how to, Life, Safety, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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mommy blogs, moms, parents, kids, childrenWhen rage takes over your parenting there are two questions you need to ask before you read any further. 

 

  • The first is:  Does my rage physically harm anyone?  If you answer yes to this, then you need to see a local professional on rage management.  If you answer no to the first question then you can go on. 
  • The second question you need to ask yourself is:  Do I really want to change?  If you answer yes then read on.

With rage you need to look at your past for just a moment.  Take a moment to decide if your rage is because your parents used rage to keep control of things as you grew up.  If this is the case then have a mourning service for this way of life.

If rage has been a part of your past or not, the main reason for rage is when you feel you are losing control.  But in reality the loss is not actually control; it is loss of respect.  To regain respect you need to have respect for yourself and for your family.

There are three excellent ways to reduce rage and regain respect.  Use a Change behavior Chart, do something that stops the rage, and use the rewind button.

A Change Behavior Chart is easy to set up.

  • Stage one: The chart has two columns. On the left is the behavior she did. On the right is the new behavior to replace it. When she has written this down then she does it.
  • Stage two: After a while she will actually stop the unacceptable behavior and be able to do a new behavior. She still writes down the unacceptable behavior, but now she gets to cross it out because she did not do it.
  • Third stage: She is not tempted to do an unacceptable behavior. She just writes down the new behaviors. This is a six to eight week process. It will not happen overnight.

To stop the rage try drinking water every time you feel the rage coming.  This will have two effects.  First you will not be able to yell and scream.  Second drinking water has a calming effect.

The rewind button is simple.  Whenever you can redo any action then tell everyone you are hitting the rewind button and redo what ever you don’t like you did.  With these you have the opportunity to rethink, stop, and redo our rages.

With these changes of behavior you will gain respect for your self and from your kids.  With respect will come an amazing sense of high self-esteem.

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Grace E. Mauzy, MA works with overwhelmed, stressed parents having difficulty comfortably coping with divorce. Parents learn positive intervention utilizing strategies and tactics to develop strength and harmony during the divorce process. Grace is the founder of GEM Parenting – an online community dedicated to parenting with passion, purpose, and integrity. (GEMParenting.com) Through Grace’s professional and personal life experiences, she has a unique ability to understand and empower parents to implement powerful yet peaceful life styles, allowing them to challenge themselves to break free of their destructive behaviors and attitudes.  And live their lives with confidence, peace, and harmony.  To learn more about GEM Parenting visit http://www.GEMParenting.com.

Happy Mothers Day from Momference

May 11, 2008 at 3:17 am | Posted in Family, Holidays, Home, how to, Humor, Life, Love | 2 Comments
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Momference wanted to take a minute on Mothers Day to pass a smile and a prayer to mothers everywhere. Thank you for the blessing you give to each of us everyday!

          
WHEN GOD CREATED MOTHERS by Erma Bombeck

When the Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared, and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, “Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 180 moveable parts.. .all replaceable; run on black coffee and leftovers; Have a lap that disappears when she stands up; a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair; and six pairs of hands.”

The angel shook her head slowly and said “Six Pairs of hands?…. No way.”

“Its not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord. “It’s those three pairs of eyes that mothers have.”

“Is that on the standard model?” asked the angel.

The Lord nodded His head. “One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘what are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t, but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”

“Lord,” said the angel touching his sleeve gently, “come to bed…try again Tomorrow….”

“I cant,” said the Lord, “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick.. Can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger…and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.”

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly, “Its too soft.” she sighed.

“But tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “you cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure ….”

The angel then ask, “can she think?”

“Not only think, but she can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.

Finally the angel bent over and ran a finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You, You were trying to put too much into this model.”

“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “it’s a tear.”

“What’s it for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, and pride.”

“Lord You are a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked somber and said, “I did not put it there.”

Special Needs: Dont Give Up!

May 6, 2008 at 12:38 am | Posted in Family, Health, Home, how to, Life, Special Needs | Leave a comment
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When a child is first diagnosed with a medical condition, especially a life-threatening one, the first question many parents understandably ask is, “How long does my child have to live?” Medical professionals respond by quoting the statistics.
 
Statistically, all illnesses have a somewhat predictable course or an “average life expectancy.” But statistics based on the group norms may be very misleading and even disabling when applied to individual children. It’s very hard to predict who will be among the many who “beat the odds.”
 
Historically, medical professionals have been known to advise parents of children with cystic fibrosis not to worry about saving for their children’s college education. And parents have been known to lower their expectations concerning their children’s performance in school, sports, or other important matters relating to the future and living a “normal” life.

This lowering of expectations, with its suggestion of a “What’s the use?” attitude does a great disservice to children. It encourages them to become both entitled and to feel hopeless within themselves. Achievement and self-image both suffer.

The average life expectancy for many diseases is increasing at a fairly rapid rate due to medical advances. What might be an accurate statistic today probably won’t be tomorrow. While it is important to understand the statistics, it is not helpful to be governed by them. The Nash family knew this to be true:

When Liz was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 1973, her parents were told not to expect her to graduate from high school. She did much more than that. Liz earned a PhD in molecular genetics, interned at Johns Hopkins University and went on to become a research scientist in CF. She also volunteered as a mentor to teens with CF, who struggled with thoughts about their future and medical compliance.

Liz was optimistic, enthusiastic, and passionate about her life’s work and interests. She shunned the limitations imposed by CF.   As captain of her college ski team she refused to give up the sport when oxygen became necessary. She simply skied with a backpack filled with portable oxygen tanks.

As an inspiring individual, Elizabeth Nash was selected to carry the 2002 OlympicTorch through Union Square in San Francisco. Liz died at nearly 33, well past her “statistical average” at the time but her spirit lives on as her example and courage continue to bring hope to families with CF.
With many medical conditions, there is a strong correlation between good self-care and longevity. Parents can use statistics to inspire hope and spark an “I can beat this” attitude. Parents who give off positive, “we can beat this” vibes generally raise kids with the same determined spirit. We have met many CF parents and their children who demonstrate this indomitable and inspiring attitude.

In summary, wise parents handle statistics and medical predictions by:

  • Emphasizing that significant medical progress is being made in almost all areas, and that health and longevity are increasing for almost all illnesses. 
  • Realizing that for all individuals, the future is unknown.
  • Many lives are shortened by unexpected illness and traumatic events. 
  • Encouraging their children to believe that they have every chance of being one of those children “who fall on the high side of the bell curve because you take such good care of yourself.”
  • Understanding that the quality of a life is measured not by its length, but by the amount of love, accomplishment, and giving that fills it.
  • Understanding that worrying about the future and chewing on the mistakes of yesterday rob both today and tomorrow. The resulting hopelessness, negativity, and worry can shorten lives and certainly diminish the quality of life.
  • Believing that those who bravely face life’s obstacles build a character that not only leads them to be more capable people and leaders, but sets an example that enhances the lives of all with whom they come in contact.
  • Answering a child’s questions about the course of his or her illness can be difficult. How can parents answer their child’s questions with hope if they have not come to a good place themselves? The child will almost always take the parent’s cues. So don’t let scary statistics rob your hope and joy!  

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About Foster Cline, MD and Lisa C. Greene
 
From the book “Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions and Other Special Needs” by Foster Cline, M.D. and Lisa C. Greene available at bookstores. Dr. Cline is a well-known child psychiatrist, author, and co-founder of the popular Love and Logic parenting program. Lisa is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis and a parent coach.  For free audio, articles and other resources, visit   ParentingChildrenWithHealthIssues dot com.

Say What? Marriage Communication 101

April 28, 2008 at 11:49 am | Posted in Family, Home, how to, Humor, Life, Love | Leave a comment
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women, moms, humor, childrenBefore I got married, my mother sat me down to have “the talk.” I wasn’t looking forward to this, but I decided to grit my teeth and hear her out, even though I thought I knew what she was going to say, and furthermore, thought I knew more.

“Judy,” she began in a serious tone, “there’s one thing you need to understand about men.”

I nodded somberly, wishing I were anywhere, even having a tooth extracted by a Zulu tribesman using primitive instruments, rather than have to have this tete-a-tete with Mom about intimate relationships. She leaned forward and said, “Whenever your husband comes home and brings you flowers, just smile and say ‘Thank you,’ even if you hate them. Once, Daddy brought me flowers that I thought were ugly. I thought he’d want to know what I really liked, so I told him. He was so afraid of making another wrong choice that he didn’t bring me flowers again for 23 years.”

This revelation was more chilling than I ever imagined. While all the experts claimed that  open communication was a key to marital success, here was Mom, married to my father for 40 years, telling me to just keep my trap shut, perhaps dooming me to hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of bouquets of limp daisies during the decades to come. And there wouldn’t be a thing I could do about it without risking my marriage!

Mom had learned her lesson, and so when Dad brought home jewelry for her birthday or their anniversary that didn’t match her style, she quietly returned it all. Poor Dad. Defeated in the gift-buying department, he began enclosing checks in the anniversary and birthday cards, as if he were giving a bar mitzvah gift. I took note of this while growing up, and thought I would subvert the problem in my own marriage by “coincidentally” leaving pages torn from jewelry catalogs around the house, with my selection circled in fat, black marker. After all, a man’s ego is a sensitive life form – why take a chance and damage it so cavalierly by rejecting a gift when you could simply drop subtle hints?

Relationship experts also suggest that when you have something uncomfortable to say to a spouse, you do so in an empathic manner. Frankly, this hasn’t worked so well for me.  For example, after three months of unsatisfactory flowers early in my marriage, I decided to try this line:

“I understand that getting this many flowers for $9.99 at the gas station is a real bargain.  But I would really love it if sometimes you could purchase them in a floral shop, since the petals don’t fall off so fast.” My bold attempt at empathy was met with a hurt look, and just as Mom predicted, the bouquets temporarily stopped. But part of my message obviously had weasled its way through when about a month later, slightly more upscale bouquets came home, with a Big Gulp soda thrown in for free.

I know I’m not alone. My friend Debby once said to her husband, “I know that this jacket from high school has sentimental value, but if you look carefully, you’ll see it is also unraveling and is moth-eaten. Would you consider letting me get you a new one?”

When Debby admitted that this idea had bombed, I rolled my eyes. “Anyone who’s been married more than six months is entitled to surreptitiously help antiquated or embarrassing spousal clothing ‘disappear.’ It may even be a law.”

The eye-rolling I practiced above, in fact, is one of the many powerful non-verbal cues we have in our arsenals when words miss their mark. But it’s not the only one. These come in handy when in public, and include: rapid foot-tapping, kicking a spouse under the table (not too hard, lest people notice the spouse limping out of the social hall),  holding one’s breath (not too long, for obvious reasons) eyebrow furrowing (not too vigorously, lest you upset the normal pace of synapse firing), spiriting the leftover donuts out of the house to avoid tempting the dieting stay-at-home spouse, and exchanging “Isn’t our kid a genius?” looks when your little darling has uttered something precious with guests around.

One time, my grandfather tried to let my grandmother know that he found her sleeping attire too formal, shall we say. To make his point, one night Papa came dressed for bed in a tuxedo, top hat, and spats. This got them both laughing, and after all, laughter is the healthiest form of communication for every couple.

Want more laughs? Get Judy Gruen’s book, The Women’s Daily Irony Supplement, through her web site, www.judygruen.com, or through any online bookseller.

 

Special Needs Children Support

April 25, 2008 at 11:06 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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 If you have a child with Special Needs, then you know that there are challenges and triumphs faced every day for Special Needs Families.  Join forces with the ladies leading the Special Needs charge to talk about the passions and pains of Special Needs Families.


Having a special needs child in your life brings new meaning to the term loving unconditionally. Join our Momference experts in Special Needs Child Care as they discuss ways to break the old rules and stigmas every day while trying to create a new and wonderful world for your special needs child.

Agenda for The Special Needs:  Managing Stress with a Smile Event

  • 11:00 “Managing Stress with a Special Needs Child – Helpful How To’s For Managing Your Child and Yourself Better”
  • 12:00 “The ABC’s of Support Groups – Everything you need to know about Support Groups”
  • 1:00 “My Brother My Sister My Enemy My Friend – The New Definition of Sibling Rivalry”
  • 2:00 “Parenting without Yelling – It Can Be Done”
  • 3:00 “Mom and Me Organizing – Organizing Your Childs Room”
  • 4:00 KEYNOTE: “The Movement of Imperfection – Understanding That Being Imperfect is Perfect”

Remember:  If you cant make a session (its Saturday right??), then the all podcasts and session materials are included in the low price of $39.95 for a full day of The Special Needs:  Managing Stress with a Smile sessions!

Sign up today for The Special Needs:  Managing Stress with a Smile to get one of the 5 spaces left in this powerful Momference event! 

Every Woman…

April 22, 2008 at 10:52 pm | Posted in Career, Family, Health, Home, how to, Life, Love, Momference Moments | 1 Comment
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moms, women, children, strengthA dear male friend and business partner sent me this wonderful list with a note that said “for your inspiration.”  We hope that you enjoy it as much as we have at Momference!

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

  • enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…
  • something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…
  • a youth she’s content to leave behind….
  • a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age….
  • a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…
  • one friend who always makes her laugh…and one who lets her cry…
  • a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored…
  • a feeling of control over her destiny.

                      

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW HOW TO…

  • fall in love without losing herself.
  • quit a job,
  • break up with a lover,
  • confront a friend without ruining the friendship…

                                

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

  • when to try harder…and WHEN TO WALK AWAY. ..   
  • that she can’t change the length of her calves,
    the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
  • that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…
  • what she would and wouldn’t do for love…
  • how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…
  • whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…
  • where to go…
    be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
    or a charming inn in the woods…
    when her soul needs soothing…
  • what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
    a month…
    and a year…

What do you think that every woman should know or have in their life?  Please share your thoughts with us!

Coaching Parents of Children Picky Eaters

April 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm | Posted in Family, Health, Home, how to, Life | Leave a comment
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children, health, women, moms, familyWhether for a season or for the long haul all parents, at one time or another, navigate the waters of parenting a child with a selective palette. And as a child’s first cook and coach, you may be surprised just how much your attitude and food presentation influence your child’s early food preferences.
         
Throughout the early years, most every child enters a phase where they become extremely selective about the foods that they will eat. In fact, some children will limit their intake to only a few choices, opting for the same selections over and over again. Some preschoolers’ selections of children I’ve known have included a brown rice eater, a lover of peanut butter sandwiches and a glasses of milk, and a vegetable lover who hated the texture of meats. Fortunately for most children, this phase quickly passes, but for parents of kids whom it doesn’t, mealtimes often become opportunity for creativity and planning.

Before I share my best tips on coaching your child through expanding his palette, let me tell you why some children turn their nose at some of the best tasting foods. And surprisingly enough, flavor often doesn’t matter.

Children may refuse to try a new food because of these top three turnoffs:

  • The way foods look. From the color to the portion, kids might turn down a new food because of its appearance alone.
  • The way foods feel. The texture of foods will could  determine if a child believes he will or will not like a food.
  • The way foods smell. The unfamiliarity of a new smell could cause a child to be hesitant in trying a new food. 
             

But when introducing new foods to your child, these coaching tips will foster a more successful experience and help you to coach your child through these top three turnoffs, enabling him to truly taste the flavor of a newly introduced food.

  • Serve small portions, in small pieces, in small spaces. Children are often intimated by the sizes of foods. Offering an assortment of bite sized selections is all it takes for your child to try something new. An ice cube tray filled with colorful cut ups in each compartment is a great way to present a combination of new foods and old favorites in a non-intimidating way.
  • Dip into Dips. Toddlers love to dip finger foods. Cottage cheese, yogurt, cream cheese and peanut butter make for great fruit and veggie dips. When it comes to meat, ketchup covers a multitude of unforgiving smells, textures and appearances.
  • Let them feed themselves. Kids are more likely to try foods that they can easily manage on their own. Presenting any new selection in a finger friendly way will increase the chances that he’ll try it.
  • Different preparation. Try experimenting with preparation and cooking methods when introducing new foods. A child who doesn’t like the texture of crispy raw carrots may love their soft, steamed counterpart.
  • Slow and steady.  Slowly increase the amount of spices or strong flavorings added to foods. Less is more when introducing new, exotic or ethnic spices.
  • Color your food. Food coloring can dynamically impact the presentation of a food. Add a touch of your child’s favorite color to new foods and you may be surprised how eager he is to try them. What kid can turn down pink pancakes, purple mashed potatoes, or green eggs and ham?  Be aware that some children are allergic to red food coloring.
  • Share a bite. As role model and first coach, kids are more eager to try something that is on your plate. If they see mom and dad enjoying something new, they’re going to want to give it a try too.
  • Encourage your kid to take turns. Serve an old favorite when introducing a new food. Insist that he try the new food before he eats his favorite. Encourage him to take turns, taking a bite of the old favorite, followed by the new.
  • Be patient. Introduce a new food in a low key way. Avoid making a big deal about the new offering and instead, include it amongst favorites. Offer it as a snack to test your child’s taste preferences.  Instead of force feeding or arguing with your child, gently coach and encourage him to take a small bite and to follow it down with a sip of milk or water.
  • Offer positive, purposeful, praise. Offering an “I’m really proud that you tried a bite!” goes along way in promoting an attitude of effort when it comes to trying new foods. When it comes down to it, introducing new foods is really about trying, not necessarily liking them.
  • Don’t give up. It can take on average eight times of being exposed to a new food before a child may even try it, never mind acquire a taste for it. Offer the same new food often, even if it was previously rejected.      

Coaching your child through the picky eating stage can be extremely rewarding.
As you coach him in expanding his palette you are also instilling in him a great life principle. That variety can be the spice of life.

About the Author:

Coaches Corner is a product of the Academy for Coaching Parents.

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Back Up Eight…

April 18, 2008 at 10:10 am | Posted in Family, Health, Home, how to, Life | Leave a comment
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life, strength, motivation, womenThis saying ‘Fall Down Seven Times, Get Back Up Eight’ was one that I received in the form of a fortune cookie saying. The night I received this I placed it in my pocketbook, took it home and placed it away in a draw. I have since moved this from place to place as I am cleaning out, moving things around and although I often forget it’s there, I never seem to ever lose this little tiny piece of paper. Something always told me in the back of my mind that I would one day come back to this saying for a reason…My intuition was right.

If I may, let me share a bit of the challenges that made me who I am…not my story, but rather a person of strength, perseverance and determination. ‘My story’ was just a venue to bring the best ‘me’ inside …out. Let me explain…

I am the survivor of 43 surgeries due to a condition I was affected by at birth called Spina Bifida. I am also the fighter of an ongoing current battle with PTSD that on any given day can leave me crippled by the phobias that it has inflicted me with. Where did my PTSD come from? Aside from the obvious answer of the experience of having 43 surgeries, I experienced the affects of a life threatening case of bacterial meningitis shortly after experiencing complications with a spinal surgery back in my teenage years. As a result, they had to reopen the wound and clean it out to clear the infection…without anesthesia…yes, go ahead, go back and read that again, but I assure you that you did, in fact, read that correctly the first time. Without anesthesia. It wasn’t a “surgery” per say, more like a procedure. I wish I could say it ended there…but I can’t. See, from there the wound had to be left opened to the air to heal from the bottom up. That meant excruciatingly painful treatments of unpacking and packing the wound with a solution that had the ability to kill any and all germs…Saline and Clorox bleach. This went on for 8 months, 3 times a day…Hence, PTSD has now invaded my life and more or less taken it over in ways I never saw coming. My goal each day? Put the feet on the floor…take a breath…and move…one foot in front of the other.
The point of today’s thought is this….fall as many times as you need to…because it’s not the amount of times you fall that matters…it’s how many times you choose to get back up…now THAT counts. Now, if I had written that fortune cookie, it would have sounded something like this:

“Fall down 1,000 times…….ah forget it! Just grab your cane, get up, dust yourself and pray to God you remember how the heck to walk!!! “…….therein lies the very reason I don’t write fortune cookies for a living!    🙂

So, I leave you with this…..If we never fall, would we ever come to know strength? Maybe…..Maybe not. But here’s my thought…..for every time we fall, getting up becomes almost an ‘art’ if you will…..So, I figure by the time my life comes to an end whenever that may be, my goal is to be not a master of life, but a master of ‘getting up’.   How cool!

About the Author:
Claudia De Mauro
Owner and founder of Move Through Your Challenges
Life coach for those who wish to move through their challenges!
EMAIL: mtyc@optonline.net

Special Needs Children: ADHD Myths and Facts

April 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm | Posted in Family, Health, Home, how to, Life | 2 Comments
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moms, children, special needs, ADHDDo you find yourself in situations where you hear people saying things like, “ADHD is an excuse for laziness,”  “You are just overprotecting your child,” “He could do it if he really wanted to”?

There are many myths about ADHD and they can be very counterproductive for children and adults with attention deficit. 

Below are a few of those myths and the truth regarding each myth:

  • MYTH #1:  ADHD is just an excuse for laziness.
    FACT: ADHD is a neurological disorder caused primarily by diminished dopamine in the prefrontal cortex.  It is characterized by distractibility, impulsivity, limited executive function (primarily inability to plan, organize and manage time effectively), difficulty in concentration and other issues. According to epidemiological data, 4%-6% of the U.S. population has ADHD. In addition, ADHD has been recognized as a disability by the courts, the United States Congress, the National Institutes of Health, and all major professional medical, psychiatric, psychological and educational associations.
  • MYTH #2:  ADHD kids learn to make excuses, rather than take responsibility for their actions.
    FACT:
      Any child who is working with a professional in the field of ADHD has been told that ADHD is a challenge, not an excuse.  In addition, they have been told that there are many positive aspects to ADHD including being very talented and artistic.  These children are encouraged to seek their talents and use them.
  • MYTH  #3:  ADHD is caused by bad parenting and lack of discipline.
    FACT:
      It is not possible to make a child with biologically-based issues, like self-control, act appropriately simply through applying severe discipline.  The concerned, observant, involved, consistent, encouraging and loving parent is the one who will prevail.
  • MYTH #4:  If a child can focus on video games, TV, playing with Legos, he can focus on what is going on in school.
    FACT:
      Children and adults with ADHD have the ability to hyperfocus on things that interest them (video games, a good book, an interesting lecture, the internet) to the point where they can shut out all distractions. 
    At the same time, they have great difficulty focusing and concentrating on things that do not interest or bore them (certain subjects in school, boring lectures, lengthy reports, family discussions). 
  • MYTH #5:  People outgrow ADHD.
    Fact:
      A number of studies have shown that ADHD generally persists for a lifetime.  More than 70% of children diagnosed will continue to manifest all symptoms into adolescence and 15-20% will manifest these symptoms into adulthood.  In addition, if not diagnosed and treated, additional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, academic and vocational problems and marital issues can develop.
     

About the Author:  Sharon Howell

My diagnosis of ADD was a great relief. It provided a reason for the confusion that plagued my daily life. But it was coaching that provided the answers for dealing with my individual challenges. Through coaching I learned to slow down, accept myself, develop coping skills, advocate for myself and learn to create my own standards for living my life (instead of other peoples standards). You can too!  Sharon can be contacted at sharonh75@optonline.net.

Did you Miss your Divorce?

April 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm | Posted in Divorce, Family, Home, how to, Life, Love | Leave a comment
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divorce, moms, children, kidsIf you missed the Day 1 of Divorce: Passion, Power, and Play , then you missed tons of great expert advice on handling divorce! For example, check out Lilli Vasileff’s informative session from Day 1 Divorce: Passion, Power, and Play  event of the on “Handling Finances after Divorce!”

          
If you have not downloaded your free Momference Divorce Guide: Finding Balance After Divorce, then hurry over to the Freebies page to download your Divorce Guide today.  Plus, you can get Momference podcast “Career Perspectives – from Corporate to Mompreneur” AND “Handling Finances after Divore” absolutely FREE by signing up for Momference Muse today!

           
There are only 3 seats left in the Saturday, Day 2 Divorce: Passion, Power, and Play event, so sign up today! Even if you cant stay for all of the sessions, you get free podcasts of every minute!

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