5 important things to do when your teen is being cyberbullied

I recently read a heartbreaking story about a young girl who committed suicide after being cyberbullied. Her parents were in the process of suing the school system for not doing enough. As a parent, I

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Help! What do I do about “award envy” (everyone else’s kid but mine is getting one).

Recently, a mom wrote about her feelings as she sat through her son’s middle school graduation feeling horrible while ‘what seems like every student in the school (except her child)’ got awards.

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When the lazy days of summer are too lazy: how to get your teen off the couch and off devices

Summer is here and if you’re like most parents of teens with ADHD, you are already wishing that school was back in session. Although school days have their own stress and worries, at least the kids were

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Have you ever been called the “E” word? (Enabler?)

As parents of kids with ADHD, the word “enabler” is often thrown around. And while I do think that it’s a good thing for parents of kids with ADHD to be careful about enabling their teens, I think

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Easing Middle School Transition: Springtime Is The Perfect Time To Start!

The move from elementary school to middle school is a hard transition for most kids but especially when kids have ADHD. So even though you’re on the downward slope to summertime, it’s a good idea to

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Do you wish your teen had different (or more) friends?

Teens and their friends. It’s a very emotional topic! Some parents wish their teens had different friends. Other parents wish their teens had more friends. Whenever this subject comes up, it reminds

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Help! How do I get my son to care about school more than video games?

Recently, I was asked this question: I need some ideas/suggestions on how to get my son more interested in school and how important it is to keep his grade up to be able to attend a college we can afford. 

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How to live happily with your teen*

*even when it seems like an alien has taken over his/her mind and body! Recently, I overheard a conversation between two parents. One of them asked the other how things were going now that her kids were

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Help! My son complains CONSTANTLY and it’s making me miserable!

Recently, I received this question: My 15 year old son complains constantly. He seems to hate everything. The only things he gets enjoyment from are: video games which he plays on line with friends from

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