Archive for the ‘Raising a Special Needs Child’ Category

GUEST BLOG POST: Create an Effective Homework Space for Your ADHD Child by Joyce Wilson


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can hinder your child’s ability to focus, create goals, prioritize their work and stay organized. But did you know that you can actually help combat the symptoms of ADHD with a well-designed space for school projects? A workspace free from distraction can keep kids on ...

Guest Blog Post: Three Keys for Success with Highly Sensitive Kids by Maureen Healy


Our sensitive children are intense. It is this intensity that can go quickly in the “right direction” by immersing into a creative project or in the “wrong direction” by crying their eyes out. Our highly sensitive and aware children need us --- parents, teachers and healers, to help them understand ...

Guest Blog Post: Reflecting On Your Idealized Child by Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D., author, Not What I Expected


[caption id="attachment_20612" align="alignleft" width="200"] photo credit: Marc Cartwright[/caption]Can you recall when you first started thinking about having a child?• What—or rather, who—came to mind when you imagined what your child would be like? What did you imagine he or she would look like? • What influences contributed to your image ...

Helping My Son Make the High Self Esteem Grade by Robin Gorman Newman


 My son, who recently turned 12, transitioned into public middle school this year, and it's been nothing short of challenging in more ways than I ever would have anticipated.We've had to change his classes, deal with the departure of a new teacher, bring in a learning specialist, create strategies for ...

Shedding Light on Learning Differences and How You as a Parent Can Help Your Children: Interview with Learning Specialist Dr. Odey Raviv by Robin Gorman Newman, founder, MotherhoodLater.com


As anyone parenting a child with learning differences knows, it takes a village, and the question becomes how do we create our village? What can we do to best help our kids do their best and build self esteem in school and life? This is the million dollar question, and ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Flipsides by Annette Herfkens, Later Mom and Author, Turbulence (Book Excerpt)


Once upon a time, I wanted to go see my fiancé in Vietnam. I had to postpone the trip. Unlucky.I went one month later. Via Hong Kong. Uncharacteristically, I did not miss my flight, even though it left two hours earlier than planned. Lucky. If I had missed it, I ...

Meet Later Mom: Rachel Siegel


NAME: Rachel Siegel AGE: 39 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Great Barrington, MA CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: George, 4, Patrick, 1 1/2 I am an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. Some stuff I feel proud of: my theatre work here and in the UK, my three episodes of Chappelle’s Show, but especially the comedy ...

GUEST BLOG POST & BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD & Autism by Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S, author, Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?


Has your child been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, OCD and/or Autism? Were you told that it was a disability? Do you wish that your child could simply be “normal” and yet at the same time, do you love him utterly for who he is? Do you wish he could just ...

Book Reviews: ADHD Titles & Giveaways by Robin Gorman Newman


If you are parenting an ADHD child, as I am, and especially as they start to get older and understand more about how their bodies feel and are able to express, having them read books that offer explanation and also engage and amuse are great finds. I'd like to share ...

Brain Imbalances & Impact on Child Development – By Dr. Robert Melillo, Author and Clinician


Currently our country is experiencing record rates of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses. The ADHD diagnosis in children has risen over 20% over the last four years, and a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found that 110 in 10,000 children are affected ...