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ADHD Coaching-A Powerful Secret Weapon

ADHD Coaching-A Powerful Secret Weapon Melissa Fahrney, M.A., A.C.C. is a certified ADHD life coach and school psychologist. For questions please contact her at 1coachmelissa@gmail.com. Feel free to visit www.labyrinthscoaching.com You feel like you’ve tried everything, but progress is slow, or minimal, or just plain frustrating. I’m talking about working with your ADHD student. Perhaps she is getting the preferred and recommended multi-modal treatment of: medicine, counseling and behavioral interventions. But, maybe not. Maybe only one is happening, just therapy, or just a prescribed stimulant medication. Either way, if managing ADHD still seems to be a struggle…there is another recommended strategy to have the treatment become well-rounded, multi-modal and much more powerful than just medication or therapy alone. Introducing ADHD...

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Advice from a Pre-School Teacher for a Smooth Transition

Jannani Thanarajah, BEd Oxford Education Supply EA YRDSB Montessori It is always scary for parents when they think about sending their little ones off to school or daycare for the first time. The common questions I hear from parents who are about to enrol their kids is, “What do I need to do to prepare them?” There is no correct answer to this question. Parents must understand that all kids will adjust differently, and at their own pace. The parent’s job, is to make the transition as easy and as fun as possible. Here are my recommendations to help with transition: Have your child get used to the idea of being away from you. For many kids and parents, school...

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The Protective Power of Self-Esteem in Children

Marie Kessaris, MA, Individual and Family Counselor Being a parent is stressful; we often wonder if we are doing everything possible to ensure our child is safe, happy, and healthy. However, there is evidence that self-esteem - or the evaluation of one's worth, value, importance, skills, and abilities - can affect children in all aspects of their lives, providing a "buffer” for hardships or obstacles they may experience. High self-esteem has the effect of making a child more curious, interested in challenges and learning, optimistic about their potential and the future, able to forge and maintain healthier social relationships, more resilient, emotionally stable and able to self-regulate undesirable emotions, and almost negating or "annihilating" (Zambon et al., 2007) any socio-economic...

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Getting and Staying Unstuck

Brenda is an ICF certified coach with a specialization in Academic Life Coaching & Youth Advocate Coach Training. She is an experienced homeschool parent, has a therapeutic foster care license and is an adoptive mom. To learn more about Brenda or her coaching services you can go to www.waypointlifecoaching.org or find her on Facebook and LinkedIn. I can’t! I’ll never get it! It’s too hard! I’m just not going to try! As parents and/or teachers, we have all probably heard (or said??) these exclamations come out of the mouth of a hurting and frustrated child. There is a lot of fear backing those often plaintive and sometimes angry sounding phrases. Fear that we can help eliminate with some incredibly simple...

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