Christmas is geared to children and families. Every holiday movie shows happy families, the commercials are full of children opening gifts, the flyers keep arriving packed with the hottest toys and cutest baby equipment, and each mall hosts it's own Santa with an adorable line up of children waiting to sit on his knee. Its adorable and festive...by maybe less so if you desperately want children of your own and you have been unable to conceive. Then Christmas becomes a time when you are … [Read more...] about Everybody should experience Christmas through their children’s eyes #OHIP4IVF #ONPOLI
I came across this on facebook and I was actually surprised about some of these, particularly the ones about red meat, sushi and the tongue! [Source: Misconception Junction] … [Read more...] about 10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled
This mommy gig never gets any easier. 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. 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
What are the symptoms of ADHD? I wish there was a clear answer, or a quick blood test, that could give a definitive answer. For us, there were several things that lead to the diagnosis of our son. It wasn't because he was a high energy toddler. All of my children were/are high energy toddlers, and only one has ADHD. It was a lot of things combined: he started junior kindergarten as one of the oldest kids in the class (because his birthday is at the beginning of the year), yet he was far … [Read more...] about How do you know if your child has ADHD?
Mornings with a child with ADHD....Get up, start playing.Be told to come eat.Be told to come eat.Be told to come eat.Go downstairs to have breakfast.Fight with sister about which bowl to use.Fight about which chair to sit in.Have breakfast.Have more breakfast.Play some more.Be told to get dressed.Take toys from brother.Be told to get dressed.Ask to watch tv.Ask to watch tv.Ask to watch tv.Ask to watch tv.Be told No repeatedly, to avoid distractions.Get mad because no one ever listens.Stomp … [Read more...] about Mornings with a child with ADHD