There are so many responsibilities we have as parents, the biggest of which is to keep our children safe and healthy. With each of my pregnancies I had regular visits to my doctor and learned what I should eat, what vitamins I should take, and how to give my babies the healthiest environment to develop in. I sought professional help to deliver each of my children and consulted health professionals about breastfeeding and nutrition for them too. It only makes sense that I asked my health care … [Read more...] about Protecting Our Kids Through Immunization Is Priority #1
You know when you're trucking along through life and thinking you have a good handle on things? You get the kids to school on time with clean clothes and semi brushed hair. There is a decent meal ready at end of each day and you're feeling settled in your work life. That is when you shouldn't get too comfortable, because it's all likely to change. At least that is what happens in our household. Every time we get on a comfortable path and things seem to be status quo, a big change hits us. … [Read more...] about Our New Normal
When my son was diagnosed with ADHD a little over a year ago, I was upset to know he would have challenges ahead of him for possibly the rest of his life; I was relieved to have a diagnosis so we could move forward and try and make some changes; and I was torn about treatment methods and what we should do for him and if we should put him on ADHD medication. We read about our options, looked at his needs and decided to try medication. This is not an easy decision or a quick fix... or the only … [Read more...] about Medication and ADHD
Being the parent of a child with ADHD can be difficult for a lot of reasons: dealing with challenging behaviours, making decisions about medication, dealing with judgmental people, watching your child struggle socially, just to name a few. I firmly believe that we can not use the ADHD diagnosis as an excuse for inappropriate behaviour, but at the same time I know that it is a factor to be considered. This week we are dealing with some challenges at school. My ADHD child hit another child. He was … [Read more...] about ADHD Diagnosis: When does it matter?