Parenting and life get complicated and the stress and pressure can get so high that we end up feeling like everything matters. But, fortunately, some things don’t matter. Here is a simple list of ideas to help you refocus and make your own list of things that matter and things that don’t. [Read more…]
We hear a lot about diets. Usually that means an eating pattern that a person follows with the expectation of some form of benefit. These benefits can include weight loss, managing diabetes, fitness, overall health improvement, health maintenance, and more. A Cognitive Positive Diet supports neurocognitive functioning for everyone, and specifically shows positive outcomes for children and adults with atypical neurology such as ADHA, learning disabilities, or dysregulated mood/behavior problems. While not a cure, adjusting the daily diet with these ideas does improve functioning.
Coding? What’s that and why do I need to get my kids apps for coding? Good question!
Remember secret code fun when you were a kid? Remember making up codes with your BFF and using it to write encrypted messages back and forth? Messages no one else could read? A=1, B=2, C=3. I think that’s where we all started. Old school coding. [Read more…]
“How are your children’s chores going at home?” Whoa! When I ask this question during a session with parents it brings on a crackling conversation with a wild range of responses. It starts out pretty positive – ” Oh. Chores. Pretty good actually.” Then – “Well, except for (insert chore here)”. And finally – “To tell the truth, chores are a mess in our house.”
At this point the discussion falls apart and out comes the frustration, anger, and maybe even some tears. So, as you read this, what are you thinking about chores in your own home? Would you like your children’s chores to go better? [Read more…]
I thought, “Yes! Of course! And, why not some brain training for all of us, including the kids!”
College, student loans, career planning, and how to put it all together isn’t easy. Understandably, most of the deliberation centers around cost vs. potential earning. College funded by student loans has gotten a lot of press, and sometimes I see people shying away from college all together. They do this primarily because of the fear of debt. Going to college, and borrowing money to do it, are major life decisions. So, it makes sense to have a good plan first, and hopefully these ideas will help. [Read more…]