Monthly Archives: October 2013

What do you have in common with Beyonce’s sister?

What do Extreme makeover host Ty Pennington; singer Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s sister); comedian Howie Mandel; former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and football analyst Terry Bradshaw; celebrity chef Jamie Oliver; Jet Blue Airways Founder David Neelman; and conservative commentator Glen Beck have in common?  


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What do you have in common with Jim Carrey?

What do socialite Paris Hilton; Virgin Airlines founder, and adventurer, Sir Richard Branson; major-league baseball star Pete Rose; comedian Jim Carrey, former Lost star Michelle Rodriguez; actor, singer and director Will Smith; and political commentator James Carville have in common?

Did you guess it? ADHD!

You’re not alone!   

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Plan Ahead for the Holidays!!


Guest blogger Jennifer Tankersley, creator of shares her “Six Pillars of Holiday Planning.”
The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and festivities.  It can be the most wonderful time of the year with its lights,

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Pay Attention: ADHD Awareness Month



“Time to pay attention: What the new ADHD research is telling us” is the clever title of an article by health writer Alice Walton, 

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Encouraging Your Child’s Positive Behavior, Part Three

Psychologist Howard Glasser, author of Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach urges parents to minimize attention to their children’s negative behaviors and, instead, “energize the positive” as a way to offer recognition to our children, build character, and encourage preferred behaviors. He describes three steps for doing so. 

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Six Strategies for Multiple Choice Tests

Multiple-choice tests can be both helpful and challenging. Having an array of answers in front of you can serve as a memory aid. At the same time, choosing between several close possibilities can be stressful. And, what if you don’t know the answer at all – should you guess?

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Encouraging Your Child’s Poitive Behavior, Part Two

“Tina, stop that! Calm down! It’s not responsible to act that way!”

“Greg, put that down. You are not cooperating! You are supposed to be brushing your teeth.”

“Louise  – What are you doing on the computer?! You should be doing your homework!”

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Midterms and Finals: Six Super Strategies

You’ve prepared well for your exam, but taking tests makes you anxious. Sometimes you get stuck on one question and have trouble moving forward. Other times you find yourself rushing, concerned that you’ll run out of time before completing the test.

In this second of three guest posts on test-taking,

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Encouraging Your Child’s Positive Behavior: Part One

“Tim, you were supposed to set the table! What have you been doing?! I asked you 20 minutes ago to do it! No dessert tonight!”

“Hurry up and get your homework done, Lily! You’ve been sitting there for an hour doing nothing!”

“Marty –

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