This is my second post in the ADHD Tips for Parents series. I started off by posting an ADHD Tips Infographic that offered alternatives to ADHD habits that are unsafe, unhealthy or simply annoying to others. The ADHD brain tends to have an understimulated frontal lobe, where decision making, planning, and organizing happens. People with ADHD naturally choose activities and habits to help stimulate that area of the brain. Noisy fidgeting is very common, things like tapping feet, clicking pens, cracking knuckles, and tends to irritate others. CONTINUE READING
(Photo from Top Left: Pencil Fidgets by Abilitations; The Ultimate Fidget by Sensory University;
Therapy Tangle by Tangle Creations; Balance Cushion by Isokinetics)
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I was visiting one of my favorite stores in the area, the Teacher and Parents Store, a.k.a. TAPS, a store that serves carries a variety of quality educational materials for teachers and parents. They are sometimes the only place in our area to purchase specific items for special needs children. I was disappointed to learn they are closing all of their locations in two weeks, unless a buyer is found. Their website states, "Due to economic conditions beyond our control, we must close our store locations. We want to thank you for supporting us and for allowing TAPS to serve your educational needs for the last 26 wonderful years." According to staff, TAPS owner is retiring from the business.
I wanted to say thank you to TAPS for serving our kids during the last 26 years and providing quality items for teachers, families, homeschoolers, and those with special needs. You will be missed!
To introduce a new series, ADHD Tips for Parents, I'm sharing this new infographic for the first time. On the left are common ADHD behaviors that are not such great ways of coping with ADHD. On the right are some good options for parents to introduce as less annoying, less harmful alternatives. I would love to hear what solutions you've found to helpful for yourself or your kiddo with ADHD, let me know in the comment section. Check out the next post in the ADHD Tips for Parents on Fidgets.
Up Next in the ADHD Tips for Parents Series:
"I wish I had known my children's behavior was a language...." I think this applies to any child, but is particularly relevant to raising an autistic child, who may not be able to verbally communicate their wants and needs. As soon as I saw this, I wanted to share it with you. Let me know in the comments what you think of this piece. CONTINUE READING
Recently, I was following a conversation on r/adhd , a subreddit of the the popular discussion site, reddit.com. A frustrated young man was asking for suggestions for coping with ADHD symptoms, without medication. This kid was shouting, "Someone help me organize!" The resulting discussion produced several great suggestions for adults and teenagers struggling with ADHD. The following list has been distilled from that conversation, minus some of the more, um, colorful language ;). CONTINUE READING
I am so excited about being able to give away two pairs of tickets, Courtesy of Cinema Cafe, to the Sensory Friendly Movie Showing of Wreck-It Ralph this Tuesday, November 13th, at 6:30 pm, good for the Kemps River or Hampton locations. CONTINUE READING
I was excited to get a phone call from Caitlin Hylinski from Cinema Cafe yesterday. Based on the response on Facebook and comments on our blog post about Sensory Friendly Movies, Cinema Cafe has decided to run two Sensory Friendly Shows of Wreck-It Ralph, on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm at the Kemps River and Hampton locations. CONTINUE READING