Welcome To Kids Enabled
There are milestones in parenting. When the baby sleeps through the night, parents are excited. When the toddler is potty trained, parents are excited. When the child gets to school, parents are excited for the child’s future. When the child gets into college, parents are excited. There is one milestone where parents are not so excited, when a child turns 16 and is allowed to drive. The emotions don’t match. The child sees freedom; the parents sees risks. Parents with children who have ADHD see the added risk of their children’s behavior affecting their performance behind the wheel.
I love Kim’s article this week on new drivers, particularly those with ADHD. Take a few minutes and read Focus on Driving: Teen Drivers and ADHD – there is a wealth of information to help ease the pain of teaching a child who struggles with focus how to concentrate behind the wheel. I want to add to Kim’s article in this blog by covering something I did not think about before I had to help my child learn to drive – the art of precise language. The importance of using the correct terms, with the correct tone and volume, and in the correct manner is paramount when you are in the passenger seat.
ATTENTION - MARCH 2015
YOU NEED TO CALL TODAY
Our legislature is bringing forward a bill that will set us back many years in our fight to get toxic chemicals out of the products we use.
Read the call from our Healthy Child Project on Safer Chemicals below.
Read the sample letter as to why it is important your senator votes against this bill - see below.
It is up to you.
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The Friends of Kids Enabled Scholarship is designed to meet the needs of the learning differences community in the Atlanta area by providing families financial access to programs that serve children with learning differences.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW THROUGH 12/01/2015 FOR OUR ANNUAL
There are incredible resources in the Atlanta area for the 1-in-5 child who struggles with learning differences. These resources come at a cost – a high cost that is not covered by insurance or the public school system. Families are making very hard choices. They have to forego some therapies and educational interventions when their funds do not stretch far enough to cover the costs. There are parents who are spending thousands every month to pay for speech therapy and just waiting until they can afford the tutoring and social skills counseling that they also know are needed.