Sunday, June 19, was Father’s day, a time to celebrate the men who are fathers as well as those men who are role models in our lives. In today’s world, fatherhood encompasses more that just a biological connection. Research shows that children who have healthy adult role models have more success in adulthood. Our relationships and connections with each other matter.
Each spring there seems to be a part of many of us that gets the itch to spruce up our surroundings. I invite you to take an internal inventory as you clean up your physical environment. How might you benefit from paying attention to the parts of you that are usually tucked away in a dark corner internally?
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more complex than having a “busy” or “inattentive” child. Children with ADD/ADHD think and process information differently. ADHD is brain glitch, a deficit in a person’s executive function: the part of the brain that has the ability to think and plan ahead, organize, control impulses and complete tasks.
Have you stopped to notice how much energy you may be investing in a desire for “more” in your life? Our culture tends to breed the mindset that what we have is not enough. We often get the message that we should have more possessions, more perfectly-behaved children, more sought-after careers, more perfectly-organized homes, and more of anything deemed “desirable.”