My child has ADHD. Now what? Step 5: Create your support team

My Child Has ADHD, Calgary

As soon as you are able, it is essential to create a support team for your child. Together, you will collaborate to develop and implement a plan to promote your child’s development and ongoing success. Hopefully you already have a doctor and have met with your child’s teacher; these are the first two key people […]

ADHD, Now what? Understanding ADHD

My Child Has ADHD, Now What? Calgary

Before doing anything else, it is critical to understand what ADHD is and how it affects your child. With knowledge, you can better help your child. Rather than go through all the complex medical information, my aim is to help you understand the key pieces of ADHD. There is a lot to know, but this […]

My Child has ADHD, What now? Meeting with Your Child’s School

Parents and Teachers, ADHD, Calgary

Once you have received your child’s diagnosis, ensure you have a meeting with your child’s school. Knowledge is power. Letting everyone know your child’s strengths and needs is critical for your child’s success. This article outlines specific ways to help you build relationships with teachers and navigate your child’s school to promote ongoing success over […]

My Child has ADHD, What now? Tell Your Child

Talking to Your Child About ADHD, Calgary

Knowledge is power. Kids do need to know if they have ADHD – otherwise, they will only internalize things. They might think there is something wrong with them or that they are dumb or bad. They might make up  their own fantastical stories to make sense of what is happening for them. Use the word […]

My child has ADHD Now What? See Your Doctor

Talk to Your Doctor, ADHD, Calgary

Learning that your child has ADHD can be overwhelming. Many parents are often at a loss of what to do next. First, be sure you have had a thorough, comprehensive assessment that investigated your child’s learning and attention? If not, it is very difficult to definitively diagnose ADHD because there may be other underlying reasons […]

My child has ADHD Now What?

My Child Has ADHD, Now What?

 After receiving their child’s diagnosis of ADHD, many parents ask, “Now what?” Unsure of where to turn for help, parents rely on the internet, aka “Dr. Google,” to get information. However, there is so much information that parents become overwhelmed and feel at a loss of what to do next. This list will help you […]

Surviving the Holidays

Koru Family Psychology, Holidays

TRULY MAKING THE HOLIDAYS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR Holidays are meant to be the best time of the year. While we daydream about what the holidays should look like, we all know this can be the most stressful time of year. We often wear ourselves down by overbooking our days, spending too much, […]

Punishment Doesn’t Teach

Punishment Doesn't Teach, Calgary

Punishment. A tricky subject. I find that, more and more, parents have a hard time wrapping their heads around punishment. Or rather, not punishing their child. I often get a lot of push-back from parents about how their child has to be taught a lesson. That their child will otherwise “get away with it.” At […]

The Best Things in Life are Free

This has been a topic I wanted to talk about for a long time. We can easily get so caught up in consumerism and keeping up with the Joneses. More and more, bigger and better. And I also see how many kids, even young kids, are addicted to their screen time. Which seems to cause […]