ADD and Lying

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  By now, anyone who is in any way involved with someone diagnosed with ADHD (parents, teachers, spouses and the person him/her self) has enough information available to them to understand how to deal with this diagnoses. There still remain, however, a few auxiliary behaviors which create a great deal of strife.  One of them is lying.  Of all the … Read More

Life as a Card Game

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Any serious writer has turned to metaphor when trying to convey an important thought.    It is a way of getting the reader to really “see” what the author is saying.  Of all the topics to have been put through the metaphor spectroscope, LIFE must certainly be somewhere on the top.  The Bible itself often compares life to a “fleeting … Read More

When your Child says, “I HATE YOU!”

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  There are few statements from a child that can grip a parent’s heart more than this one- “I hate you!”  Very seldom is there an immediate, helpful response.  The reason is obvious.  Parents want to think that they are doing well by their children.  Besides instilling good traits, parents today usually also provide their children with after school activities … Read More

The Dreaded Word

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It’s one hour before dismissal and Ms. R, the 5th grade science teacher, is fantasizing about a nice warm bath.  All she wants right now is for her students to listen without interrupting. She needs to finish this segment so that she will be in sync with the principal’s schedule. Back in homes and offices throughout the city parents are … Read More

The Dream Child

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  Bella, a savvy 13 year old, was having a great deal of difficulty with her parents.  Her parents were having a great deal of difficulty with her.  Bella had some learning difficulties which were frustrating to her because she was so naturally bright.  Her private tutor, a practiced learning specialist who had a way with teens, reported that Bella … Read More

Ritalin and Loss of Appetite

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Q: My first grader just started taking Ritalin.  He has absolutely no appetite at school.  It bothers him so much          that he fights me every morning and refuses to take the meds.  Any advice? A:  You are describing a pretty common side effect of Ritalin.  Loss of appetite can be difficult for some children to handle.  That … Read More