Sue Scheff: Teen Entrepreneur Helping ADHD and Autistic Kids Through Love and Horses!

Danielleherb3Danielle Herb (also known as The Horse Listener), 15, is a young social entrepreneur on a mission to improve the lives of 1,000,000 ADD/ADHD and Autistic children. The first item on her agenda is to raise $50,000 by Oct 1, 2009 to secure a world class training facility in Ocala, FL where she will be able to provide free horse therapy to kids.

The rapid growth and expansion of Danielle’s company has been inhibited by her current geographic location, which lacks accessibility. Nicknamed “The Horse Capital of the World,” Ocala lends itself to being the perfect location for Danielle to give and receive support, as well as to set up alliances and collaborate with other equine facilities.

Danielle is asking for your support via a private donation of any amount at www.dropyourreins.com or the promotion or purchase of “Awaken the Social Capital in Your Business 10 Week Course”, from which 100% of proceeds will be donated to her cause.

Danielle is the author of the forthcoming book, Drop Your Reins: Peaceful Transformation Techniques for ADD/ADHD and Autisic Children Through Natural Horsemanship.

Take 7 minutes of your time to get to know Danielle Herb.  Feel her passion, hear her devotion, and experience her dedication to create a better world for millions of children today. WATCH VIDEO NOW.

Horses are amazing because they are sentient animals that mirror our personalities as well as our fears. -Danielle Herb

For more info: Contact Marianne St. Claire.  You can follow Danielle Herb on Twitter and join her Facebook Fan Page.

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Sue Scheff: Can you Get Along with Your Teenager?

Since being introduced to The Kids Awareness Series, I have discovered great articles in and information for parents of teens today.  It is not just limited to teens and has extensive information on ADD/ADHD/ODD and other labels that we hear about in kids today.  I recently read one of the books in the Kids Awareness Series, Understanding My ADHD, which is for young kids.  I passed it on to my 10 year old neice who quietly enjoyed it.

Here is one of the articles I feel can help parents with teens can benefit from.

KidsAwarenessCan You Get  Along with Your Teenager?

By Kara Tamanini

Of course the number one problem in getting along with your teenager is the inability to communicate with each other.  The first thing that needs to be done is to improve the steps in order to talk with your teenager.  Before you begin to have a discussion about anything with your teenager son or daughter, first agree on a few simple ground rules.  If the ground rules can not be agreed upon, than most likely the discussion will go nowhere.  Here are some simple rules in having a discussion or communicating with your teenager:

1.) Please, please remain calm.  Nothing ever gets solved by yelling or through anger.  Take an interest in what your teenager is saying.  There is nothing more aggravating to a teenager than feeling that their parents are “blowing them off”, I hear that all that time as a therapist.  Teenagers will tell me, “my parents think they know everything, they don’t even care what I think or feel.” 

2.) Listen to each other.  If both of you are talking at once and continually interrupt each other, then nothing will get fixed. 

3.) If the problem is a big one, then don’t try to fix the problem in just one discussion, sometimes it will take a number of discussions to fix the problem.

4.)  The discussions have to be a give and take between the parties and remember that no one will win here.  Nobody ever wins in a disagreement, compromise is the best solution.

5.) If you notice that one or both of you is getting increasingly angry or frustrated, then take a break and try your discussion later on.

Problem-solving takes these steps:

First, we define what the problem is and we have to agree upon this.  Be on the same page, otherwise you and your teenager may end up not even talking about the same thing.  Between the two of you, come up with some possible solutions.  Both of you need to be reasonable here.  Evaluate all of your solutions and come up with the best one that will work for the both of you.  Lastly, come up with a plan or course of action to the selected solution.  Solutions mean nothing if you don’t implement it and then continue to follow through.

Read more from Kara Tamanini at www.kidsawarenessseries.com

Sue Scheff: Power Moms Unite

Where were these great websites, articles, information and more when I was raising my ADHD son?  Well, in my defense, the Internet was not the wealth of information it is today that it was 20 years ago.  Parents are fortunate today there is so much information, research, parent networking and more today.  PowerMomsUnite is a fantastic website that has some articles, that as a parent of can ADHD child, can relate to and learn from.

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What is a Power Mom?

Power Moms are moms working to successfully balance the needs of child, family, and self. Some work outside the home, balancing a career with the needs of their child, family and personal self. Other moms are working from home, managing families while managing a small home-based business or managing large families and a homeschool. There are a wide range of us- all power moms- looking to do our best at our many hats as mom- be that nuturer, coach, educator, cheerleader, psychologist, disciplinarian, party arranger, role-model, etc. The roles are vast and numerous, the balance often difficult to strike. This site hopes to empower these moms by providing timely, valuable and informative resources for celebrating family life and successfully managing ADHD.

Learn more at http://powermomsunite.com