Author: Laura Carter – Page 2

What Motivates You?

“I just can’t get motivated.”  Or, “It’s so hard to stay motivated.”  Sound familiar?  I hear that constantly from my clients whether it is an adult trying for the umpteenth time to clean out an attic or from a student working on an English term paper.  For them, it is less about disorganization or even time management and more about the desire and the will to begin or to keep going.  So how do we teach motivation? That’s a tricky one.  Here are some insights.

LESLIE LIKES: Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

I love Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty!!  It really is the ultimate fidget tool that can help relieve stress, enhance focus, inspire creativity and it is just plain fun to play with.  You can squeeze it, stretch it, knead it, and tear it.  It’s non-toxic, never dries out and comes in so many fun colors.  Whether you are a student that benefits from fidgeting to help focus, or an adult in need of stress relief during the workday, you’ll love this product!

Are You Sure It’s Attention Deficit?

All individuals who show hyperactivity, inattention, and/or impulsivity do not have ADHD. Consider all behaviors before a diagnosis is made. 

Joey has a hard time in the fourth grade. He is restless and has difficulty staying on task when doing work at his desk. His teacher complains that he daydreams a lot, and he frequently does not finish his classwork. During class discussions, though, he is focused and on task. He relates well to classmates, and plays games with friends at recess.

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Dear ADHD Coach…

Wednesday, October 10th @12pm EST

In honor of ADHD Awareness month, we are offering a“Dear ADHD Coach” Webinar!  Join us for this FREE Live Event where Leslie will bring A’s to your Q’s. This is your chance to get the answers to your toughest organizing, time management and parenting questions for you and your student!

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! Only the first 100 participants will be able to join us live, so ACT FAST! However, if you sign up today you will have access to the video replay of this webinar for the rest of the month of October.

Here Are the Details:

  • Join us LIVE on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12pm EST to hear Leslie answer your most pressing ADHD questions.
  • No worries if you cannot join us live! We will send you the link to watch the replay at your convenience the next day. You can watch as many times as you like, for the rest of the month of October. We will email you the link to watch on October 11th.

LESLIE LIKES: Stasher Bags

I love these Stasher Bags for so many reasons!  First, they are perfect for all ages, can be used for so many things and make back to school a breeze. Stasher bags are self-sealing, airtight, non-plastic bags that replace your typical plastic Ziploc baggies. Made of pure platinum silicone, they are a healthy alternative that’s safe for people and the planet. Best of all, Stasher can do so much more than ordinary plastic bags and containers. They can be used in the freezer, microwave and dishwasher!  So whether you are packing sandwiches for school lunches, snacks for the car on the way to after school activities, or reheating leftovers for a quick dinner, these are the perfect, healthy solution!

Homemade Snack Mix

Food for thought…

Just about everyone has had the store bought snack mix, but truthfully the homemade version is so much better, and better for you! We’ve lightened up the original recipe by using coconut oil and have reduced the amount of salt – but definitely not the flavor. This is a great snack mix to pack for school or sports and the mix in options are endless.

Quick and Easy Protein Pancakes with Fruit

Food for thought…

I love these pancakes because they pack a protein punch without using any protein powder and are so simple to make. Top them with raspberries, strawberries and/or blueberries and a small drizzle of pure maple syrup and you have a healthy and filling breakfast!

Pizza Rolls with Veggie Power

Food for thought…

Kids love pizza and I am certainly not above sneaking tons of veggies into it! These pizza rolls are healthy, filling and kids love them. They are perfect for school lunches, as an afterschool snack and freeze well too.

What’s Your MVP?

I came across this great productivity tip from my recent issue of Family Circle Magazine. They write that perfection is the enemy of completion. I say perfection it is the enemy of just getting started!

We feel that we need to put out the highest quality of work first time out of the gate. Think students who get stuck writing a paper. Now it all makes sense!