Entries by Gregory Tesnar

Why is Mindset Important for Child Development?

Kids thrive on pleasing their parents, so when your child does something well you want to praise them! Have you ever said “you are so smart” or “you are so talented” at a sport? It’s not that simple, as the way you praise them can impact their confidence and drive.  As an example, our son […]

10 Steps to Diagnosing A Learning Disability

If your child has difficulty with reading, writing, math or other school learning-related tasks, this does not necessarily mean that they have a learning disability. Lots of children struggle at times with school. Common signs of a learning disability: Difficulty with reading, writing or math skills Short attention span or difficulty staying on task (easily […]

ADHD and School Success

Even though it feels like summer has just begun for many in the Chicago area, it is not too early to begin preparing for success in the upcoming school year. We all want our children to be successful in school, especially those children with challenges with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Below are some helpful […]

Are you Happy? How can you increase your happiness?

I’d like to think that I am generally a happy individual.  I greet people with a smile, share a laugh and look to the positives when confronted with a challenge.  I too have fallen into the pitfall of thinking “I’ll be happy when…”.  This is dangerous thinking because once I have achieved filling in that […]

ADHD Parenting Tips

Do you feel as if your child has a difficult time with paying attention and staying organized? Does your child struggle to plan ahead, control impulses or complete tasks? Life can be challenging and, at times, frustrating with a child that has ADHD. Some of the keys to positively handling situations such as these are […]