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Help Them Figure It Out!

By Diane Dempster

My kids, 11 and 13, are practically twins developmentally. It leads to a lot of power struggles and conflict. This…

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Why I Chose to Medicate My ADHD Child

By Diane Dempster

At Impact we take a neutral stance on the use of medication as an intervention for ADHD treatment and management.…

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Find the Humor (a.k.a. The Banana Peel Perspective)

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

If you look for it, almost every scenario has both a silver lining and a banana peel perspective. The silver…

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Parenting Through Denial

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

The first step to feeling successful when raising children – particularly children with complex issues like ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities,…

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Start with Curiosity When ADHD Kids Break the Rules

By Diane Dempster

We had quite an adventure with rules this week. My son broke a house rule, and then lied about it. …

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Get Organized: 10 Tips to Manage an ADHD Household

By Terry Matlen

It’s tough when one or more kids in a household has ADHD. Toys are strewn about the house and dirty…

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Pause & Breathe

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Pause and breathe. Calm down your body so you can calm down. So your brain can calm down. When life…

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The Marathon View in Parenting: In It For the Long Haul

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

After the birth of my first child, I started working on a book with a friend that was loosely titled,…

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Prevent Meltdowns with a Trigger Journal

By Diane Dempster

Meltdowns Aren’t Always Random One of the most important parts of helping our kids learn how to handle their emotional…

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