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Nagging Isn't About Your Kids, It's About You

  • 26 September 2020
  • Kristi
Nagging Isn't About Your Kids, It's About You

The other day I was having a conversation with my brother. We were talking about our children and nagging came up. It was what he said that made me pause and ultimately led me to a discovery about myself. He said, "we nag because we are so tired and frustrated they don't do what we've told them 100 times to do." 

Did you catch it? The reason I paused...Probably not. So let me explain.

4 Ways to Clean & Sanitize Plush Toys

  • 4 April 2020
  • Kristi
4 Ways to Clean & Santize Stuffed Animals

Under the current environment it is important to be extra diligent about keep our children's toys clean. This is also important for children that have underlying heath conditions, such as asthma and allergies. Unfortunately, there are many plush toys say that they are surface washable only. Leaving us with the question how can I clean and sanitize these stuffed animals?

5 Ways to Get Your Spouse on the Same Page About Your Child’s Special Needs

  • 17 March 2020
  • Kristi
5 Ways to Get Your Spouse on the Same Page About Your Child’s Special Needs

This is a subject that comes up quite frequently when I am talking with other parents. Often the scenario is Mom sees the struggles of her child, but Dad doesn’t. This disconnect leads to arguments between the couple, inconsistent parenting, and adds a layer of anxiety on everyone in the household.

So what do you?

9 Ways to Help Your Child Build Friendships

  • 12 August 2019
  • Kristi
9 Ways to Help Your Child Build Friendships

How many time have you heard on the news or read on social media of a special needs child who is sitting alone at their birthday party because no one decided to show up? Or the child who wrote his wish list for Christmas and all it had on their was a friend. Just the other day I posted about a child who even though he had been bullied, opted to wear a t-shirt on the first day of school that read, “I will be your friend.” So that others would know they don’t have to be alone.

It plays out over and over.

How to Create a Successful Kickstart to the Upcoming School Year

  • 24 July 2019
  • Kristi
Help you child create a successful kickstart to the upcoming school year by implementing these strategies

Most schools are right now about 4 to 6 weeks outside of their start dates. Now is the time to start working on resetting sleep schedules. It's so easy to get so relaxed in the summertime where your child stays up late and sleeps in. Unfortunately, for most school schedules that doesn't work out and you don't want to be running around the last two weeks before school trying to get your child up. Trust me you're setting yourself up for struggles getting out the door, an exhausted child, and routine battles. 

We Are What Eat Food Photo Gallery

  • 1 June 2018
  • Kristi
Grain Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30, Wheat Belly Food Gallery

I am a real believer that We Are What We Eat! If you put junk in your body, then you will get junk back. Over the years, we have learned the impact that food has on behavior, mood, and overall health. Essential we have stumbled into our creating an effective ADHD diet that really works. My daughter's focus, moods, and behavior improved. I was able to lose 50 pounds while also reducing my migraines, heartburn, sore joints while gaining better sleep and way more energy, by following the Wheat Belly Diet. 

Parenting is about THEM, not you

  • 25 May 2017
  • Kristi
parenting is about your child's needs, not yours.

Have you ever been really excited to share some news or a story with a friend or family member, only to begin and somehow they bring your issue back to themselves? They basically hijacked your need to share to them sharing their stories or personal experience. Yeah; me too and I have been that person too. (Just being honest.) 

Phone Interview on ADHD & Parenting with Ally's Attic

  • 23 March 2017
  • Kristi
Interview talking about ADHD and parenting. What you can do to help your child thrive

Today I had the opportunity to share some ADHD insight with the listeners of Ally's Attic radio show. I adored our casual open discussion about the struggles that face our children (her grandchild), as well as, simple hands on techniques you can deploy today to help them thrive. Ally's lighthearted sense of humor makes her a delight to speak with, and I love chatting with another amazing women who likes to laugh about life as much as I do. 

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