Sunday, November 30, 2008

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

In SPARK, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run---or, for that matter, simply the way you think.
Learn more - type the title of the book in the Amazon Box and also visit - They have been using the Pilot Program with Dr. Ratey called Learning Readiness PE.
You can also listen to Podcast's of interviews with Dr. Ginger Campbell and Dr. Ratey at - In Episode 33 they explored the key ideas about exercise and the brain. In Episode 45 they talk about ADD/ADHD.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sue Scheff: Stop Your Kids From Shoplifting


Why Children Steal and Your Role in Preventing Retail Theft

Very young children sometimes take things they want without understanding why it's wrong. Elementary school-aged children know better, but may lack enough self-control to stop themselves. Most preteens and teens shoplift as a result of social and personal pressure in their lives. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

• Feel peer pressure to shoplift
• Low self-esteem
• A cry for help or attention
• The na├»ve assumption they won't get caught
• The belief that teen stealing is “not a big deal”
• Inability to handle temptation when faced with things they want
• The thrill involved
• Defiance or rebelliousness
• Not knowing how to work through feelings of anger, frustration, etc.
• Misconception that stores can afford the losses
• The desire to have the things that will get them “in” with a certain group of kids.
• To support a drug habit.
• To prove themselves to members of a gang.

Learn more at for parenting tips.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sue Scheff: Holiday Times - The Feingold Holiday Goodie Basket

For parents of ADD/ADHD children, many have had tremendous success with the Feingold Program and Diet to help manage their kids. As the holidays are here, they are offering a fabulous goodie basket for your friends and family!

Holiday Goodie Basket!

Support your Feingold Association and wow your friends!A great assortment of all-natural, delicious treats in an attractive holiday gift baskets for you to enjoy or to give as gifts. For your $50 donation to FAUS, we will send a basket to the person of your choice.We have gathered our favorite Stage One & Stage Two yummies from sources around the country and will be assembling attractive gift baskets to be shipped out via Priority Mail to the locations and at the time you choose.

Look for brownies, cookies, jelly beans, gummy bears, lollipops, and many other goodies and snacks.Wouldn't it be great if your relatives had lots of Feingold-acceptable treats on hand when you and your kids visit them? This is a wonderful way to introduce family, friends, neighbors and teachers to the Program, and to show them that "additive-free" means "delicious"!! Get several baskets for your friends, relatives, teachers, etc.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sue Scheff founder of Parents Universal Resource Experts

As the holidays are here parents are struggling with finding constructive ways to keep their teens busy.
Finding a part-time job, maybe working at a Christmas Tree stand or volunteering at a local Humane Society or visiting Nursing Homes.
Parents' Universal Resource Experts has helped parents with teens for over 8+ years - and if you are at your wit's end, visit and hopefully we can help you help your teen!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sue Scheff: Beautiful Boy, A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

By David Sheff
If you have a teen or adolescent that is at risk (using or experimenting with drugs, etc), this Memoir is a must read. It will captivate you and help you to understand that drug and substance abuse, as much as parents will make excuses for it, we need too realize that being in denial can actually only delay getting your child the help he needs. David Sheff is painfully honest, and does all he can - and I believe all parents have so much to learn from his experiences.
Type the book title in the side box for Amazon and get more information.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sue Scheff: Parent Survival Training - A Complete Guide to Modern Parenting

Parents Survival Training is a great book for parents with ADD/ADHD kids and other adolescent issues. It is written for parents to understand and can help you help your child.
To learn more type the book title in the Amazon box!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sue Scheff: - Teens Teens by Denise Witmer offers a wealth of information for parents dealing with today's teens. Take a moment to learn more!

Denise D. Witmer has been a "professional parent" at the Masonic Childrens Home in Elizabethtown, Pa. She worked in the adolescent buildings from May 1988 - September 1997 and again from May 2003 - July 2006. She was very active in the teen development and independent living programs.

She is the author of the book, The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child: All You Need to Encourage Your Child to Excel at Home and School. Her advice has also been featured in US News and World Report, Better Homes and Garden's Raising Teens Magazine, and USA Today online and has been referenced in several books for parents of teens, including Surviving Ophelia.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Dirt E-Secrets of an Internet Kid by Vanessa Van Petten

If you are a parent, take a moment to visit - Vanessa Van Petten writes about being a teen, helping parents to understand the struggles of being an adolescent in today's generation and more.
Also take a moment to review her first book, You're Grounded available at Amazon. Place the title in the search box on the side bar.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sue Scheff: National Teen Runaway Prevention Month

Welcome to the National Runaway Switchboard

Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. Our mission at the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Our services are provided in part through funding from Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through our Home Free program.

Call if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about alternatives to running from home. Call if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home.

Our 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It’s anonymous, confidential and free. 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dirty - by Meredith Maran - A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Edpidemic

Meredith Maran wrote a very compelling and personal story that will help many parents understand the growing problem of teen drug addiction.
Learn more - type the book title in the Amazon Box.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sue Scheff: PE4Life

PE4life offers the unique ability to transform the lives of students, teachers, schools, and communities by providing knowledge and expertise through our Program Support and Service Packages.

Visit for more valuable information.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sue Scheff: Staying Connected to your Teenager by Michael Riera

At last, a book of sage advice that will help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenager and keep that connection even in today's often-crazy world.The first step is simple: realizing that inside every teen resides two very different people-the regressed child and the emergent adult. The emergent adult is seen at school, on the playing field, in his first job, and in front of his friends' families.

Learn more - type the title in the Amazon Box and order today!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One Tough Job - PARENTING!

One Tough Job is a 2007 National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA) winner, a program sponsored by Dominion Parenting Media, Inc. and promoted in association with parenting publishers across the United States.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

ADDitude Magazine - Learn More About ADD and ADHD

Do you have an ADD or ADHD child? Are you an ADHD Adult?

Visit and learn more! ADDitude Magazine offers a wide variety of topics on ADD and ADHD for both children and adults. Check out their informational and educational Blogs!