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How I taught a family to not set off their son by meeting him where his brain is at developmentally.

"James" was a typical, active 8 year old who did well in school regulating himself but was very difficult for his parents to deal with at home. His parents reached out to me after trying play therapy which consisted of the play therapist trying to get James to identify feeling words and talking about how … Continue reading How I taught a family to not set off their son by meeting him where his brain is at developmentally.

Why is it so difficult for families to find practical help?

Last week, I spoke with two families who lived in (different) major metropolitan areas where there are many resources for families of kids with ADHD. Both of these families were very proactive and had done their "homework" in regards to seeking out help. Here's what they found: -A psychologist who addressed the boy's "blow ups" … Continue reading Why is it so difficult for families to find practical help?