5 Steps to Avoid “Drama” at Home and Work

Whether at home or in the workplace, human dynamics are complicated. As we start to plan for the post-summer-back-to-school-and-work season, we have an idea of how we want things to go once we get back into some routine. Wouldn’t it be great if everything could run smoothly? And still do what’s best for our selves, or our families, or our job?…

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

How to Survive “Back to School” With ADHD

Trick Question: who is school harder for? 1) A kid with ADHD. 2) The parent of a kid with ADHD. 3)The parent of a kid with ADHD who also has ADHD. Answer: YES! Any way you look at it, “back to school time” is a stress factory waiting to happen, regardless of whomever in your house is challenged (and gifted) with ADHD…

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Find Your Village

As parents, we tend to rely on the support of our “village” to help us raise our kids. We appreciate the give and take of a local support network. “Can I drop that off for you on my way home?” “Can you pick up this child for me?” It’s a kind of a dance. We learn to ask for help, and depend on each other. But sometimes – all too often – your village doesn’t quite know what to do with your ADHD child, or with you. You find yourself bouncing from village to village, or sitting on the outside, looking for a way to fit in…

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Parents Can Make a Difference for Smart Kids who Struggle with School

It was a joyous afternoon, filled with promise and expectation. Who knew it would be overshadowed by years of misery and disappointment?

Adorable in her little uniform shirt at 6 years old, she was home from her first day of 1st Grade. She had changed into jean shorts and was sitting tall and proud at my grandmother’s antique desk. Pony-tail bobbing, she was ready to tackle her homework, proud in that “I’m-a-big-girl-now” kind of a way….