Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ADHD is Bull!?! The History Of ADHD!

So, I am a little upset this morning. There are so many people out there, in fact a man posted on Child ADHD Info's Facebook page saying that ADHD is bull****! This made me very angry. So, I am posting about it.

There are so many people out there that will insist that ADHD is a new recent made up diagnosis used as an excuse for children and adults who are misbehaved or are not parented well and need more discipline. Obviously these people have never had to struggle with their ADHD child, trying to help his/her learning disabilities, or held them while they cried because the other kids treat them different just because they think different, and they haven't had to watch their child struggle with themselves trying to gain the control of his/her actions. It just breaks my heart that these uneducated people judge these children and parents when they are actually ignorant on ADHD and have never even tried to learn and understand it. 

To start I want to first point out that we as people are not to judge on another, who really has the right to judge others? No One.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saving Money

So, I have been noticing for a while, as I'm sure you have too, that things are getting ridiculously over priced. In fact, some things are past that point! It has gotten so hard for so many of us to save any money but, it's getting more important to save money because we don't know how much worse it is going to get. Gas prices have sky rocketed and so has everything else. I don't know about you but, I have became a coupon clipper. I used to not really pay much attention and didn't worry about clipping coupons, I mean I always bought bargains when things were on sale but didn't worry about coupons and saving more. So anyways, I just wanted to share the things I have changed and they way I save now since the cost raise has affected our family and hopefully my strategies may help you :)

Managing ADHD Behaviors

Managing your ADHD child's behaviors can be very challenging. It can become frustrating and often leave you feeling helpless. So many parents will question themselves as a parent or question their parenting. It is difficult, but knowing some hints can help so very much! :)

Caffeine Effects on ADHD in Children

As you all know, caffeine is in pretty much everything like coffee, tea, iced tea, energy drinks, soda, even gum and so many things in between. It is even in some over the counter pain relievers such as Excedrin. Many children with ADHD are treated with stimulant medications, but many parents are also looking for an alternative to medication or something to use with it. Caffeine may actually be a viable solution for a medication alternative or to work along with your child's  medication, if used correctly

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Teen and PreTeen Acne Struggle

OK, so I know some of these posts are off the ADHD topic, but this is not just for ADHD but for raising are children in general! :) And this has been an issue for my son since he is now 13 and going through the wonderful world of puberty!! I know AHHHH!

Well, lately Dill has been getting acne break outs like crazy!! The trouble for me is that all my kids have really sensitive skin, they get rashes from everything!
Anyways, we have been trying different at home cures and treatments for acne, I have been having him scrub his face twice a day and I got him some acne moisturizer, but it doesn't seen to be working much. I mean it's a little better but, it's just all these little bumps on his forehead. So, I think I am going to have to look into an actual acne treatment regimen for him.  So, I am looking into it a little more.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Structure and Consistency is Key for ADHD

Children with ADHD are forgetful, disorganized and impulsive. They don't think before they act and lose things often. It can be so stressful and overwhelming to raise a child with ADHD and it's even more frustrating to be the person living with ADHD and trying to manage and cope with it. So, how can we as parents help make this easier? Consistency and structure are a big key in managing ADHD for both children and adults.

Consistency is having a routine and sticking to it daily. This goes with so many things in you and your child's life and even ties into the structure part of this post. Getting your child used to a routine and set times will help to keep him/her from losing and forgetting things as often. Make charts and/or checklists for your morning and bedtime routines, like the ones on this article to help your child remember what they need to do at these certain times.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Behavioral Therapy For ADHD Children

Children with Attention Deficit Disorder- ADHD tend to have behavioral issues, especially those who are hyperactive and/or impulsive. It can be so frustrating because parenting a child with behavioral problems is by far different and more difficult than typical parenting. There are many parents who don't have an ADHD child that will judge and tell you that you just need to discipline him/her, but you do these things, they just don't understand what it is like. By this I mean that you will often feel hopeless, you have been trying everything you can possibly think of and it seems like nothing works, or it won't stick. It is for this and many other reasons that behavioral therapy can be extremely helpful to the ADHD child, the parents and siblings as well. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Costume Parties!!


OK so, this is my little Angel, Kaylee. She is 4 and loves being a princess! She is also, in preschool. Her school is so eventful and they always have a theme  for the week, I just love it!! the themes are so freakin cute!! <3 We get a monthly calendar with the themes and activities for each day. Well, it was going to be Princesses and Pirates week and "Dress Up Like a Princess or Pirate Day" was coming. So, I went and looked through all her dresses and costumes, and was fighting with her on what to where. She had been Tinker Bell last year and even if I could use it as a princess costume, it wouldn't fit anymore. Boy do our kids grow fast!! LOL 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's day Poems/Quotes

Happy Mothers Day!

Being a Mother is the greatest gift in the world!! it is also the toughest job in the world!
Being a Mom means restless nights with bottles, belly aches and nightmares,
it's answering all the cries and coos, and kissing all their boo boos.
Mom also means a cook, to feed them ever day and night to make sure they are growing right,
It means a teacher, to teach them how to walk, right from wrong and how to talk.
It's being a chauffeur, driving to all their practices, games, parties and dances.
A Mom is a house keeper, she makes sure there's a clean home, clothes and dishes.
She's also a boss making rules, bed times and curfews.
Being a Mom is being there for all the breaks ups and heart aches, a shoulder to cry on.
Yes, a Mothers job is busy and tough,
but it is also the greatest gist in the world..
Being a Mom means watching the first step, first word and first day of school.
It's getting all those hugs and kisses and I love you's.
It means this and so much more!! I am proud to be a Mother today and everyday, watching my beautiful babies grow into the most adorable children and now teens.
Children are miracles and bring a Mother is a gift <3

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Child ADHD Store on Amazon!

I have been being asked a lot lately where you can buy ADHD Awareness ribbons, ADHD Natural medicines and treatments, books and more. So, i have been doing research and it is hard to find. Therefore, I have created a Child ADHD Store through Amazon, with only relevant and easy to find ADHD products and related products at great prices too! The store has ADHD Awareness ribbons, hats, shirts, mugs, mouse pads, car accessories, jewelry, phone accessories and more! Plus, Synaptol, Focus Formula, and other natural ADHD medicines, treatments and vitamins, as well as ADHD videos and books for parents and kids and so much more!! It took me a while to get this put together and to hand pick all these products, so I hope you like it, find it helpful and useful! :) I will be adding other categories and products such as ODD and other coinciding diagnoses with ADHD and more. You can view my store on this blog (there's a Child ADHD Store tab and a link in the sidebar) or you can go directly to  http://tinyurl.com/ChildADHDStore or http://astore.amazon.com/chadinraachwi-20  

Enjoy and please feel free to give me your feedback, comments and opinions to help me make my products and service the best possible for you and your children!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week!

This week, May 6-12, 2012 is Children's Mental health awareness Week. For the rest of this week I will be posting a new fact or article regarding Children's Mental Health in general to promote the importance of recognizing and treating children with any type of mental health issue and to tell you how you can help, whether it be ADHD, Autism, Bi Polar Disorder, ODD, OCD, Teurettes Syndrome etc. Any and EVERY one of these conditions and more are so important to help and treat for your child! Please make the people around you know and realize the importance of our children's mental health :) The ribbon color for this weeks awareness is Green, so please wear green and support our children's mental health importance and awareness!

ADHD in Infants-Toddlers

In reference to the book I am currently reading, Raising boys with ADHD and WebMD I am writing this article. 

It is important for parents to learn the general development of infants and toddlers, or any age. It's important for parents to educate themselves on what to expect at the different age levels, especially if your child is very energetic. 

There are characteristics that have been shown to be common in children as early as infancy in children who are later diagnosed with ADHD. Knowing these characteristics can be helpful in determining if your child may have ADHD and can even help you know to talk to a doctor and treat your child's ADHD.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Focus Pocus

The Facts on ADHD Medications | Child Mind Institute

 I found this interesting article at the Child Mind Institute about the facts on ADHD medication. This article covers many things about ADHD prescription medications like the many studies including the MTA, which is the biggest long-term study of children with ADHD. The article also includes the topic of  the increase of a child with ADHD's medication as they get older. I wanted to share this article with my readers. Check it out...The Facts on ADHD Medications | Child Mind Institute

Dangers of Untreated ADHD

Usually ADHD is treated with a combination of treatments, these can include prescription/natural medication, behavior therapy/modification, regular counseling/therapy, diet etc. It is very important if your child has ADHD to talk to a professional to see what treatment(s) are best for him/her. You can talk to your child's pediatrician, a psychiatrist, psychologist, neurologist and other mental health professionals. Most parent's of ADHD children do search for treatments of some kind.

Untreated ADHD can be very dangerous for your child in so many ways. Treating your child's ADHD can make a huge difference in their success in school, behavior, development and overall the outcome of their life's success.

Success in School Page Update..

I just wanted to let you all know that I was reading over my Success in School page and noticed I had left an important part out Having Extra's Sent home. I added this information in so please check it out at the Success in School Page.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Online ADHD Diagnostics Test

Knowing if your child or yourself has ADHD is the first and biggest step to treating it. It is important to know because untreated ADHD can be dangerous.