Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day! (and a good time to test your child's cognitive skills!)

Puzzles are great toys for kids not only because they’re usually very affordable, but also because they help strengthen important brain skills, like attention, visual processing, planning and spatial reasoning....more

3 Things You Can Learn From Your Child's Handwriting

Did you know that January 23, 2011 is National Handwriting Day? Some people don't believe in the emotional evaluation of handwriting, but I'm guessing a lot fewer people would argue with the brain-related evaluation. Here are 3 examples:...more

SSI helps kids with ADHD ... if they're on meds

This is really sad. This single mom has two boys with ADHD. Her neighbor told her about a federal program (SSI) that will help you if your child is mentally or behavorially disabled ... but only if they're taking meds....more

Texting after bedtime could lead to ADHD/anxiety/depression in kids & teens

Does your kid have a cell phone? I like to think mine are too young, but nowadays, there's probably no such thing if you're in sales and marketing. There's an article out today about a new study that shows more than 50% of kids who text after they get in bed could have ADHD and other cognitive deficiencies (like memory issues) or mood issues (like anxiety and depression). In this particular study, the average age was 14 and the texting happened 10 minutes - 4 hours after bedtime. Plus, the average kid was woken up once during the night by a text message....more

Waiting for surgery date. Again.

I’ve spent a lot of time waiting for my Cochlear surgery to be scheduled this year. Ok, scratch that. I’ve spent the whole year waiting for the surgery to be scheduled. So it’s just a little ironic that I find myself doing it again. Waiting....more

I hope that everything gets approved and re-booked soon.

Contributing Editor Karen ...more

6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

  Wondering which questions you’ll be asked during your job    interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and “What’s your greatest weakness?”...more

A Journey Towards Independence and the Challenges Getting There.

This is my first time blogging ever....more

The Best Made Appointments

In July my family managed to re-touch base with my youngest son's specialist and the children's hospital Holland Bloorview in Toronto after a nine year absence, which is far too long, I know that.  I've got more guilt about this in my little finger than most people have their entire life....more

20 Years and Counting: The Americans with Disabilities Act

The history of mankind is a review of how humanity has managed to develop and create a method of interactive association. In other words, how working together benefits us all. We actually joined together in order to survive in the cruel and dangerous world of pre-history man. We needed support to protect ourselves from predators-mostly other humans. In coming together we found that doing things in concert created a better way of life for all. We as hunter-gatherers delineated chores in a way that benefited everyone....more

What a wonderful moment you shared with that grandmother... more