ADHD or Highly Spirited?
At home, he can relax in his own environment, and you can ensure the distractions are at a minimum. You can help him to learn in the ways that suit his style, at times when he is most eager to learn.
Born to Explore
Welcome to the other side of ADD on this site devoted entirely to exploring positive and alternative views of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), written by Teresa Gallagher.
Challenges In Homeschooling ADHD Children
AN A to Z ARTICLE
By Robert Locke MBE. You will quickly find answers about the causes of ADHD and what to look out for in getting an ADHD test, the limitations of ADHD medications and the advantages of a more natural approach.
Feature Section: Attention Deficit Disorder
A set of rather negative articles, for those who feel ADD is over-diagnosed. From Home Education Magazine.
Homeschooling LD/ADD Children: Great Idea or Big Mistake?
It’s becoming increasingly common for parents to pull a miserable LD or ADD youngster out of school in the middle of the academic year. It’s as though something suddenly snaps. by Suzanne H. Stevens.
Nurturing Our Spirited Children
We are the resource for parents raising spirited, high-need, strong-willed, active alert or difficult children.
Positively ADD – Parenting & Unschooling
Jan, who homeschools her “very active” son, offers tips and links for others in similar situation.
Unschooling With ADD
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Once these children are at home and have “deschooled” for a year or so, their parents begin to wonder if some large part of the learning disability they’ve been told about might not be school-induced.
Calming Hyperactive Children
Education Without Medication
I had learned, from our pediatrician, that children like Timothy benefit from smaller class sizes, a curriculum suited to their level of understanding, and more opportunities for physical activities. I spent six months searching for alternative schools which would meet these criteria. Private schools did not offer any of them. One alternative did meet all three criteria: Homeschooling. By Karen Hoogland, HEM J/A01.
How To Get Your Kids Off The Refrigerator and Onto Learning
While most people are aware that ADHD children possess great volumes of energy and an inability to focus, only those of us who live with them have come to know and love that delightfully quality known as “Impulse Control.” By Carol Barnier, Family Times, Feb 2001.
Increase the Attention Span of Boys With These Tips
As a general rule, the attention span of boys tends to be shorter than that of girls. Obviously this varies with each child. There are more boys who suffer from ADHD. And even boys who have wonderful powers of focus still have a tendency to move, bounce, fiddle with objects, look around, and generally want to be on the move. By Michelle Caskey, Homeschool Your Boys.
Jumping Jeepers! Why Won’t These Kids Sit Still?
Once you have seen genuine hyperactivity, you will never mistake the liveliness of the Erica’s of the world for this kind of pathology. By Dr. Renee Fuller.
Light and Learning
AN A to Z ARTICLE
If you want to see an immediate improvement in attitude in your family, replace pink and cool white fluorescent lighting with full spectrum light bulbs inside your home.
SingBabySing Ideas to Calm Hyper Children and Yourself
There’s no question about it. Certain kinds of classical music can calm down your child (and you!) faster than just about anything else.
Teaching and Seeing the Gift in Your Highly Distractible Child
After 6 difficult months, I stopped thinking in terms of “what works for most children” and I finally began to find out what works for MY child. Over the years we developed tricks and strategies that clearly made a difference. From Carol’s Web Corner.
A.D.D. Now You See It, Now You Don’t
By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. Dr. Armstrong offers fifty non-drug strategies for helping a child overcome attention and behavioral problems. These include activities for increasing self-esteem and making the most of vitality and creativity.
ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted
James Webb explains how the similarities between ADHD and Giftedness can even confuse the “experts.”
Moms With ADD
Can ADD Moms Homeschool?
What if I forgot to plan lessons? What if I kept switching from one thing to another and forgot to finish any of them? What if I just completely forgot to have school?
Support group for parents (and grandparents) of ADD or ADHD children who are interested in homeschooling or have chosen to homeschool. This list was created for those who are members of the Body of Christ, but others are welcome as long as they respect the beliefs and flavor of this list.
I’m an ADD Mom homeschooling an ADHD son, or trying to! I’d love to talk with others in similar situations.
For those who have chosen to homeschool their ADD/ADHD, gifted child. Share the joys, challenges and frustrations of homeschooling/unschooling your child with other families.
A spirited child is one who is ‘more’ as defined in Mary Sheedy Kurcinka’s book “Raising your spirited child : a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic.”
ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder
Mother with ADD and active kids writes about homeschooling with ADD in whole family. From Sassafrass Grove.
Homeschooling ADD/ADHD Children
The mental giant leap seems to be not so much taking responsibility for teaching your own child but more the thought of being around them 24hours a day! How is it possible to do it without going crazy? How did I do it? By Kath in New Zealand.
Personal Notes on ADD
We can only speculate from historical evidence and anecdotal thoughts (he was overactive and constantly underfoot) that Edison may have been yesterday’s ADD poster child. By Janie Bowman
Reading and Perpetual Motion
Evan bounced from chair to couch to floor, asking questions or providing a running commentary on the story the whole time. By Kris Bordessa, HEM N/D 03.
The magazine resource site for women and girls with Attention Deficit Disorder. The only site on the web dedicated to providing you with the best, most up-to-date information and resources for females with ADD.
Catalog of materials for those working with ADD kids and their instructors and family members. Site has a number of good articles about ADD.
The Nurtured Heart Approach
Transforming the difficult child. A book about an alternative approach to calming an ADHD child. The author, Howard Glasser, will also be holding a series of workshops nationwide.