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ADHD at school

Managing ADHD at School

Our children with ADHD are wonderful & intelligent people who need our help with creating a learning environment that allows them to use their strengths...

Dr. Liz Matheis
Handicap-Accessible Vehicle

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Handicap Accessible Vehicle

The handicap-accessible vehicle is an investment – of time, energy and money. But if you do it right, it also becomes an investment in your child’s future and freedom.

Jamie Sumner

Focusing a Complex Household on Caring for the Environment

I’ve often wondered if my little household actually makes a bit of difference. I’ve got enough going on, can’t someone else worry about the environment?

Alethea Mshar
School Counselor

Get to Know Your Child’s School Counselor

The role of the School or Guidance Counselor is varied but the bottom line is that you, the parent, have access to a person in your child’s school with whom you can connect, brainstorm, problem solve and check in often.

Dr. Liz Matheis
Special Needs

A “Special Needs-Friendly” Label Doesn’t Mean It Actually Is

You have to see the child and take time to understand them. If you cannot do that, you are not fit to care for any child, much less one with special needs.

Jamie Sumner
burnout coronavirus

When Burnout Becomes Your Middle Name

Has the past several months left you feeling burnt out? Life, as we know it, has been very different since March 16, 2020...

Dr. Liz Matheis

Parenting: When You’re the One Who’s Less Fun

As the needs of our family shifts so will our parenting roles and strengths. In this current season of our lives, I’m the one who does the laundry and makes sure the homework gets done, which leaves them free to ramble with their dad on the few days I’m gone.

Jamie Sumner
Tube Fed Child

A Mother’s Perspective: Bonding With Your Tube Fed Child

Being both a mother and a professional in the food and nutrition business, Julie shares her advice for bonding with families of a tube fed child.

Aimee Jaremowicz RD, LDN
How Powerful Words Can Be

When My Son Was Born I Learned How Powerful Words Can Be

With no previous experience being marginalized or on the receiving end of slurs, I lacked experience with how powerful words can be and how badly they can sting.

Alethea Mshar
learning disability

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?

Recently, several parents have reached out to me as they are now realizing that their child is struggling academically, and they are uncertain if this is due to a learning disability, ADHD or anxiety.

Dr. Liz Matheis