Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I just had another parent call today on how wonderful this book is. I read it when it was first published and have referred it since. Dr. Gary Nelson shares his story of his families struggles with their son's depression. It is a story of hope and inspiration - very well written.
If you have a teen today that you feel may be suffering with depression, this book can offer you great insight.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Beth Ann Hill offers accurate information and wise counsel in a readable, empathetic book. A former middle-school teacher and the mother of two girls with ADHD, Hill was humbled to find that neurology kept getting — and keeping — the upper hand. She likens parenting a child who has ADHD to living in a chronic state of crisis, and reassures parents that this is the hardest thing they will ever do. "Here," many readers will think, "is someone who knows my life. Someone who gets it."
Saturday, April 26, 2008
As summer is coming, be sure your kids have inspirational reading to pass time.
Chicken Soup for the Soul books offer kids, teens and adults comfort, hope and courage to be all you can be.
Today's peer pressure with our teens and pre-teens can be hard, help our kids to learn how to be constructive in their summer idle time.
Friday, April 25, 2008
It is the time of year that many summer programs are actually filling up! If you child is staying home for the summer, check out many good books for them to read! Health Communications Inc. - www.hci-online.com is the home of Chicken Soup for the Soul and they have some a fantastic Kids and Teens selection.
Finding a good summer programs, such as Leadership Programs, can help your child build their self esteem to make better choices as well as motivate them to reach their highest potential.
If your child is starting to struggling in school, whether it is peer pressure or other issues, you may want to consider summer alternatives.
CAMP FINDERS is a fantastic resource for parents and a free service to help you find the perfect camp to fit your child's interest.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Now in paperback. Enter the name in the box on the side to order the book today.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
LIVING WELL WITH ADD AND LEARNING DIFFERENCES
Wow - what a great informational website and magazine. ADD/ADHD is widely diagnosed among many children. Learn more about ADD/ADHD and other learning differences - click here.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Sue Scheff is a parent advocate who founded Parents’ Universal Resources Experts, Inc. (P.U.R.E.) in 2001. She has been featured on 20/20, The Rachel Ray Show, ABC News, Canadian CBC Sunday News Magazine, CNN Headline News, Fox News, BBC Talk Radio, and NPR, discussing topics of Internet defamation as well as her work helping troubled teens and their families through her organization. To learn more about P.U.R.E. visit www.helpyourteens.com and to contact the author, visit www.suescheff.com.
Friday, April 11, 2008
By David Sheff
From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff's string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness.
Yet as childhood exuberance faded into teenage angst, the precocious boy found himself going down a much different path. Seduced by the illicit world of drugs and alcohol, he quickly found himself caught in the clutches of addiction. Beautiful Boy is Nic's story, but from the perspective of his father, David.
Achingly honest, it chronicles the betrayal, pain, and terrifying question marks that haunt the loved ones of an addict. Many respond to addiction with a painful oath of silence, but David Sheff opens up personal wounds to reinforce that it is a disease, and must be treated as such. Most importantly, his journey provides those in similar situations with a commodity that they can never lose: hope --Dave Callanan
This is a book that parents that are struggling with a child today that is using drugs needs to read. David Sheff tells his first hand story with his son - between the tears, sadness and despair - there was hope.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Inhalant Abuse is a growing problem among teens and pre-teens and a major concern for parents today.
Inhalant Abuse is a lesser-known form of substance abuse, but is no less dangerous than other forms.The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service has reported that more than 2.1 million children in America experiment with some form of an inhalant each year and the Centers for Disease Control lists inhalants as second only to marijuana for illicit drug use among youth.
As a parent advocate, I believe parents need to be aware of this critical issue today. I am extremely grateful to the parent that wrote me and asked me to speak out and spread the awareness. She lost a son from inhaling air freshener. As a parent, she always spoke to her kids about substance abuse, but never knew about Inhalant Abuse.
For more information on this deadly growing epidemic visit http://www.inhalant.org/ - it could save a life today.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
The Feingold Diet - Updated for Today's Busy Families
As a parent of an ADHD child, I have long heard of the Feingold Diet.
I have heard from families that have had success with their diet, although it may not be for everyone, it is an option parents can consider.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The Bipolar Teen - What You can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family
by: David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D and Elizabeth George
Bipolar disorder is difficult at any age, but it can be particularly daunting for teenagers and their families.