Posts tagged ADHD
Calming Your Child with ODD Through Positive Reinforcement

Does Your Child have ADHD and ODD?

As a mom to a child with ADHD and as a Health Coach who specializes in working with families whose children have ADHD, often times we find there is something else going on and we have to play detective to figure that out. One of the many disorders that can co-exist with ADHD is ODD and my son also has ODD.

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Strategies To Help Your Child with ADHD Manage the Holidays

The holidays can be a very stressful time for all of us with all the holiday gatherings, trips away from home, school parties, gift exchanges, shopping, trips to see Santa and the list goes on and on.

Today, I’d like to chat about some practical ways that you can help your child navigate the holidays to make them less stressful for you and them

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Which Foods Affect Our Kids' Brains?

Our Kids’ Brains

The brain grows faster in the first year of life than at any other time. These are important years of social and academic learning and brain development is critically important to support these changes. 90% of a child’s brain is developed before the age of 5. Why is that fact so important? Well, this is a critical time for nutrients to get to that growing brain and as parents we want to grow the healthiest brain possible for our kids.

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Back to School with Essential Oils

I can't believe it's September and no matter where you are in this great land of ours, it's Back to School time.  We started seeing back to school signs in our local stores right after July 4th, but now it's time to get down to business.  It's time to make sure that we have the right backpack, lunch container, pencils, pens, markers and the like.  Our kids are all set, but are they?  There's one thing that I believe every home should have and especially at back to school time.  Want to guess what that is?  I'll give you a hint, it's in the title :)

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Treating ADHD, OCD and ODD by Removing Food Additives

Food additives.  What are they and how do they affect us?  Food additives are substances added to food to preserve or add flavor, color or texture to processed foods. They can affect us in many ways.  As a holistic health coach, I believe there are no positive effects of eating food with additives.  Headaches, tiredness, hyperactivity, lessened ability to concentrate, irritability, anxiety and the list goes on.  

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