It was a rough beginning. Lala refused to do work on Saturday and on Sunday got into a fight with his brother. I lost it on both days. His Chinese was definitely getting better. And compared to last year, his behavior was still better. But it seems that he developed or some of his old habits got… Continue reading New School Year, New Challenges
Last night I went to a concert of one of my favorite music groups The Piano Guys (check out their Youtube channel if you never heard of them). It was fantastic – the music and humor was great. But most importantly, the cellist Steve talked about that as a child with severe ADHD, how his… Continue reading The Piano Guys cellist has ADHD
“Our mind is Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for happy experiences.” I recently read this sentence and couldn’t help but chuckle. How true! When you have a special-needs child or when you are in any stressful situation, it is so much easier to complain, to fear, to worry than to feel grateful, to remember… Continue reading The Habit of Gratitude
A Harvard University study by Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert in 2010 revealed that the average person spends 47% of the day mind wandering by thinking about something other than his or her current activity.* Doesn’t this mean that we all kinda have ADHD?:) With the over stimulation of the modern world, including the endless… Continue reading We All Kinda Have ADHD?
For children with special needs, such as ADHD, a good psychologist/therapist can be of great help. My first impression of my son’s psychologist, Dr. Eisenberg, is middle-aged, balding, pale (obviously spending more time in the office than in the sun), soft-spoken, and with a deer-in-the-headlight gaze (I hope Dr. Eisenberg won’t be offended by this… Continue reading A Good Psychologist Helps
By the end of my son, Mr. Lala’s second grade, I took him to a psychologist because he demonstrated the classical ADHD symptoms. Luckily for me, it was a great step towards knowledge, acceptance and improvement. None of his teachers at school mentioned anything about ADHD to us even though they talked to us about… Continue reading The Road to Psychology Help
What I dreaded most about ADHD? Tantrums. Not the normal tantrum every child throws occasionally, but the blind rage by a hyperactive-type of child that scares even the adults. My 9-year-old son “Mr. Lala” is a sweet and sensitive child. He loves people and animals. On most days, he is sunny as Southern California’s sky. … Continue reading The Storms of Tantrum