20 Things To Do Everyday–You’ll Become Smarter!!

Hello Everyone,

No excuses, just a commitment to get back on track with sharing.  Hope this post gives you something to think about!!  Make a decision to make yourself better.  And help your kids do the same!

 

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/you-these-20-things-every-day-youll-become-smarter.html

Become who

Hoping This IMproves Your Day,

Sally Ellis  www.imagineimprovement.com

 

 

Ideas for Summer Activities

School is out and there is lots of free time to fill.  Since we don’t do TV at our house (and not much for video games or movies either) coming across these couple of lists has been quite helpful. Hope you enjoy them too.

http://specialneedsparenting.net/101-ideas-keeping-child-special-needs-busy-summer/Bore

The link has 101 ideas that are fun and so doable!!

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis

www.imagineimprovement.com

The Good (Heavy Metals) The Bad (Toxins) and The Special (Autistics)

Combining 3 weeks with 3 great articles, although quite different.

The first article (GOOD) is about the importance of getting the right minerals for our best health.  It is close to my heart because of my firm belief in the Melaleuca vitamins.  The high absorption rate of the  Melaleuca’s  minerals is what sets them apart from ALL other vitamins, and the process is patented.  I find it interesting that this blog article is from Interactive Metronome–but eating healthy is also part of having good neuron transmission going on!!  So check it out!

 http://imhome.org/index.php/latest-news/entry/heavy-metal-rock-and-your-health.html

Another interest of mine is the toxic chemicals (BAD) that are all around and through us.  Again, using Melaleuca products immensely reduces our exposure to toxic chemicals.  This article will give you some food for thought!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/02/environmental-toxin-exposure.aspx

And the SPECIAL! is a swwet article about the joy of working with children on the spectrum.  It dosen’t get any better than this!

http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/how-my-life-got-filled-autism-every-day-and-why-yours-should-too-24789242

Hoping this IMproves your day, knowing that we can supplement, get rid of toxins and enjoy those different from us!

Sally Ellis  www.imagineimprovement.comBetter things ahead

Making Sense of Sensory

Dr. Seuss with color

So many diagnoses, issues, problems…Ways for us all to stand out :)!

I hadn’t heard of Sensory Processing Disorder until my grandson was diagnosed with it.  And it was definitely off to the Occupational Therapist and no ADHD medications.  I was fascinated.  The OT training was invaluable, and so worthwhile.  This short slideshow might help you with something to talk to your Doctor about.

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/50/slide-9.html

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis www.imagineimprovement.com

Ditch the Deficit

 

 

Build up a child

This is a great article for teachers, but more than that it shows that ADHD kids are first and foremost kids–real people with real needs and real interests–maybe some that would be interesting and amazing.  so share and enjoy, and remember to build them up!!

 

Imagine: an education for your ADHD child that leverages his unique skills and talents…Hey, we can dream, right?


These ideas for using a child’s gifts to help him learn are a great place to start. Read and share with the educators in your life!
Ditch the Deficit Thing
Hoping this IMproves your day,
Sally Ellis

The Help Group

I am not going to stop posting, but I do want to recommend anyone following my blog to like “The Help Group” on Facebook.  Many of the links I want to post are from them.  They cover a lot of different issues and have a lot of wonderful ideas.  They have too many for me to post them all.  For instance this week I’ll post two links from them.  It will give you a sample of their work.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-worgan-/autistic-children-parenting_b_4955922.html

This is a true look from the heart of a parent of an autistic child.  It will help you know the right things to say.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-m-ristaino/8-tips-for-parents-with-a_b_4661465.html

This article for parents of  ADHD children gives helps for working with the school systems and giving your child t

Be in childrens lives

 

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis, www.imagineimprovement.com

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung, the weather is inviting and so it is time to get our children outside!!  I like the idea of unplugging–but with all the battery operated technology they maybe need to come up with a new term :)!!  But, of course, the idea is there!!

Mr. Rogers

 

The following post is important to get out to all parents, especially if they have younger children.  Even my 2 1/2 year old grandson loves to play on his parents phone.  I didn’t realize how damaging it could be!!  But I did know it just didn’t seem right.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cris-rowan/10-reasons-why-handheld-devices-should-be-banned_b_4899218.html

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis  www.imagineimprovement.com

Do Genetics Play a Role in Disabilities?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to wave a magic wand and be able to determine the WHY of ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Tourettes, and a myriad of other conditions?  How about genetics?  Immunizations?  Toxic chemicals?  Processed food?  Truly there are studies on all these possibilities.  And likely some amount of issue from all of them.  But the why doesn’t change the fact.  However

We really can do something about our cognition :)!

We really can do something about our cognition :)!

Interactive Metronome has been shown to help with these and several other diagnosis!  The following link has some good information on the genetics involved.

http://blog.sfgate.com/lshumaker/2014/02/03/the-genetics-of-developmental-disabilities/

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis

www.imagineimprovement.com

Parents, Parenting, and Science!!

world without children
Just became a Grandma again this last month--#7 actually :)!  Made me appreciate my own children and reflect on the importance of children in our lives,  Can't imagine life without them!  Hope you enjoy this fun link: 10 "Scientific" Tips for raising happy kids. Did it makes you smile and want to share it with others? 
http://www.livescience.com/17894-10-scientific-parenting-tips.html 

I am also sharing 5 ways to help parent your special needs child. It has some great simple things to think about.
http://www.specialneeds.com/children-and-parents/general-special-needs/5-things-you-can-do-home-help-your-child-s
 Hoping this IMproves your day, 
Sally Ellis, www.imagineimprovement.com