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April 29th, 2016

Join Whoopi Goldberg on May 3rd @ 3:30pm ET

Finding Success with Dyslexia: A Live Stream with Whoopi Goldberg

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As someone who has struggled with Dyslexia myself, I hope you’ll tune it and listen to Whoopi Goldberg discuss her dyslexia, live on Tuesday, May 3rd at 3:30 ET. You won’t want to miss this special event. Presented by Child Mind Institute and Understood.

I encourage you to spend some time exploring the Understood website where you’ll find the best information and expert advice available for every family, at no charge.  Understood is committed to helping parents, whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. 

Understood.org is a free comprehensive resource created by 15 nonprofits to empower parents of the 1 in 5 children with learning and attention issues. Understood launched in October 2014 and has helped millions of parents find the support, information, and expert advice they need to help change the lives of their children forever.So visit Understood today and be sure to share with others.

Available in English, Spanish and read-aloud mode, Understood offers personalized resources, interactive tools, daily access to experts, a supportive community of parents and more.

April 21st, 2016

Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD Training for Parents

Announcing: Dr. Hallowell’s Keys to Unlocking ADHD – This unique training video is unlike anything he has created before. I share my pearls of wisdom for parents of children with ADHD & ImpactADHD provides the coaching to bring these ideas into your home.

In this four-part interview:

 Dr. Hallowell talks about the 4 key issues he believes parents need to understand to unlock the challenges of managing ADHD for your kids – so you can help your kids keep their sense of self intact!

 Elaine & Diane introduce some simple coaching strategies to help you take what Dr. Hallowell suggests, and make it work in YOUR family life.

 AND THEN… there’s a workbook to help you capture your learning, and turn it into action!

For my community only, I have lowered the price by more than 25% – only with this link, through April 29th.

When you order it now, you’ll also get a copy of Elaine’s 30 minute interview with Dr. Hallowell, “Unlocking ADHD.”

Don’t miss your chance to learn from the masters in ADHD & Parenting – at an incredibly great price!!

April 19th, 2016

Unlock the Gifts in your ADHD Child. April 20, Noon Webinar with Dr. Hallowell

April 20, Free Webinar, Unlocking ADHD: A Conversation with Dr. Hallowell, @ 12pm. Join Dr. Hallowell for a 30 minute LIVE interview and find out what parents need to do know to unlock the gifts of ADHD.

Save your spot for my Free webinar.

April 12th, 2016

Note from Ned

April 11, 2016

Greetings, as spring approaches and threatens to land. Even though T. S. Eliot said that April is the cruelest month, I take issue with that punctilious poet and say that months dole out cruelty with as little regard for the calendar as for cause. Cruelty seems to be part of every month. But then again, so does bounty, and even goodness.

The cruelty, goodness, absurdity, and humor of everyday, ordinary, nothing-special-happening-now life always intrigues me. Not the BIG ISSUES, but the little, petty, picky issues we (or at least I) encounter and get tangled up in every day.

Take today, for example. I was in a good mood. The sun was out, the streets were clean, as we my teeth (I’d just come from a cleaning at the dentist and was pleased I got a glowing report from the hygienist who usually reprimands me).

On my way to my office I stopped at a convenience store near where I work. I usually go there for coffee, rather than the big chain coffee joint next to it, to give my business to the little guy, as I love little guys (don’t we all?). I poured my medium gingerbread-flavored coffee, added whole milk to it (sorry, my vegan friends, I do do dairy), and went to pay for my beverage. The woman behind the counter rang me up and told me my total was $2.02. All I had on me was a five dollar bill and no change. This is where things took a turn for the, well, you decide.

When I gave the woman behind the counter my five-dollar bill, I asked her if I could owe the store the two cents, so she could give me back three dollar bills, rather than two dollar bills and fistful of change. Implacably, she said, no, she could not do that. I looked down at the basket of change next to the cash register and asked if I could take two pennies (there were many pennies in the basket) from there so she could give me the three dollar bills. She said no, the money in that basket was for tips. I asked her if I promised to replace the two cents in the basket on my next visit (as I said, I am, or was, a regular customer of this small convenience store, and I go in often), could I perhaps raid the tip bin for the two cents I needed. She said no, she could not offer me credit. I asked her if, based on this interaction between herself and me, I decided never to come into this store again, but rather give my business to the big chain store beside this little store, did she think it would still be a wise business decision to lose a regular customer rather than grant a two-cent line of credit. She said yes, she thought that was a good business decision. I asked her if she thought the owner of the store would agree, to which she replied, “I couldn’t tell you. I can’t read minds.”

In this scene, we see how small and petty I can be, the woman behind the counter can be, and how ridiculous life can be. We can also see how life drives me crazy. We can also see how I let it happen, maybe even cause it to happen.

Looking back, what should I have done? My wife would say that I was a fool to ask the woman behind the counter to make an exception, and that I was a double fool for pressing the point. I would tell my wife that as much as my rational mind agrees with her, the small, petty, argumentative Ned could not let it go so easily; that the small, petty, smart-aleck Ned just had to belabor the point, and try to bring the woman behind the counter to her senses, which, of course, she would no more do than part with her right arm, let alone two cents.

What’s the point of this note from Ned, as spring threatens to land and bring us tulips and daffodils galore? I guess that, as much as I always try to look for the tulips and daffodils in life, I am stuck with being human, and a pretty petty, pig-headed human at that.

Maybe that’s why I wrote a whole book about forgiveness. Because I need so much of it myself!

I wish you all tulips and daffodils, and as few arguments over two cents as you can manage to stay out of!

April 11th, 2016

Dr. Hallowell: May 11, NY, Stress, Screens and ADHD

Dr. Ned Hallowell will headline a community event co-sponsored by our Long Island Professionals ADHD Consortium and our Nassau CHADD Chapter.

Stress, Screens and ADHD:
How to Thrive and not Just Survive

This topic is one that is timely and relevant for all who worry about the impact screen time has had on our children and on society.

The event will be Wednesday, May 11th at 7 pm in Garden City. The fee is $15 and we anticipate a crowd, so registration is required.

Please feel free to share this information with your family, friends, and schools.

CLICK HERE to register for the event.

CLICK HERE for a flier you may distribute to others.

April 8th, 2016

Learning New Habits

Do you find yourself getting lost in the Sea of Distraction? Listen to Dr. Hallowell’s Mini Distraction Podcast #3 where Dr. Hallowell tackles listener questions about habits and distractions. Dr. Hallowell shares his tips on setting new habits and how distractions can be a positive.


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