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This group is perfect If you want: To understand what ADD/ADHD really is about and how you can turn your child’s liabilities into possibilities. If you want to learn natural ways to transform negative ADD traits into unstoppable success strategies. If you want to learn powerful behavioral strategies that can make family time enjoyable and nurturing. If you’re looking for ways to help your child succeed academically and personally. If you want to learn powerful ways to get the most from your child’s teacher and school. We'll meet once a month and learn strategies to practice in between meetings.

Upcoming events (4)

What’s Your Biggest Challenge?
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Unity Spiritual Center

$20.00

On Wednesday evening I’ll be taking your questions and addressing your greatest concerns for your ADD/ADHD children. Join a supportive group of people facing some of the same challenges you are, and learn how this year can be your family’s best year yet! Take the first step to empower yourself and your child to create more successful outcomes. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. Best Wishes, MaryEllen MaryEllen Jirak, MA.ED. Author: The Gift of ADD: Secrets for Transforming Liabilities into Possibilities Cracking The ADD Code: Why Outcomes Haven't Changed and How They Can Adventures in Manifesting: Success and Spirituality www.naturaladdtreatments.com (http://www.gr8beginnings.com/) [masked]

Schools Out For Summer Now What?
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Unity Spiritual Center

$10.00

Schools Out For Summer!! While summer offers a relief from the stress school can create for ADD/ADHD kids it is also the perfect time to put strategies in place to make next year less stressful and more successful. Next Wednesday evening I will be having a Meetup to discuss the learning challenges ADD/ADHD kids of all ages face and some steps you can take while school is out to give your children an ADDvantage! Please RSVP to let me know how many will be attending. $10 at the door and feel free to bring a friend or spouse for free. Hope to see you there. Hope to see you there. To Your Success, MaryEllen Jirak MaryEllen Jirak, MA.ED. Author: The Gift of ADD: Secrets for Transforming Liabilities into Possibilities Cracking The ADD Code: Why Outcomes Haven't Changed and How They Can Adventures in Manifesting: Success and Spirituality www.naturaladdtreatments.com (http://www.gr8beginnings.com/) [masked] http://www.meetup.com/Empowered-ADD-ADHD-Parents-Class/events/224802633/

Teaching Children Thinking Skills
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Unity Spiritual Center

$20.00

This month we’ll discuss how to teach your children good thinking skills. Yes, these are skills that you must patiently teach they are not innate! I will provide you with some templates that will allow your children to actively rethink decisions and actions and also take responsibility for them without you having to use punishment. As your children gain responsibility for their own actions you will do less discipline and enjoy each others time together more. Your children will also learn to respect you (and you them) and test the limits less. I look forward to seeing all of you! To Your Success, MaryEllen MaryEllen Jirak, MA.ED. Author: The Gift of ADD: Secrets for Transforming Liabilities into Possibilities Cracking The ADD Code: Why Outcomes Haven't Changed and How They Can Adventures in Manifesting: Success and Spirituality www.naturaladdtreatments.com (http://www.gr8beginnings.com/) [masked] http://www.meetup.com/Empowered-ADD-ADHD-Parents-Class/events/224802633/

How To Increase Your Child’s School and Home Success Part 2 Tues November 21s

How To Increase Your Child’s School and Home Success Part 2 Tuesday November 21st from 7 - 8:30 Your child’s success socially and in school isn’t just dependent on their intelligence, strengths and skills but also their emotional stability and their sense of feeling safe. To achieve this it takes a coordinated effort between the parent and teacher. When children feel safe, loved and have a sense of some control over their environment their capacity to learn is substantially improved. In this second Meetup we will look at the 3 brain dimensions and what they control. This will give you insight into how you can improve behavior and learning. We will also learn and practice two powerful techniques for stopping tantrums and uncontrollable behaviors as well as help you intervene before children lose the ability to adjust their behavior. Lastly we will discuss the difference between consequences and punishment. When we use powerful consequences rather than punishing children they develop respect for us and for boundaries and they don’t develop anger and the desire for revenge (which is destructive to happy good functioning homes. Powerful, positive parenting develops children who are willing to risk and persevere when things are more difficult and they learn a inner sense of values that will lead them to make better choices when adults aren’t present. The Meetup is led by a long time educator, ADHD, and parenting expert with a masters in Special Education. I am now a ADHD and Educational Coach and Consultant assisting parents and children to realize their amazing genius. I hope you will join us Tuesday November 21st from 7 - 8:30 at Unity Spiritual Center at the corner of 19th Ave. and Ocean Ave. I look forward to seeing you all as we work together to create happier more functional children and families. Please RSVP by Monday November 20th here: http://www.meetup.com/Empowered-ADD-ADHD-Parents-Class/events/224802633/ so that I have enough handouts for everyone. $20 fee online or at the door Best Wishes, MaryEllen Jirak MaryEllen Jirak, MA.ED. Author: The Gift of ADD: Secrets for Transforming Liabilities into Possibilities Cracking The ADD Code: Why Outcomes Haven't Changed and How They Can Adventures in Manifesting: Success and Spirituality www.naturaladdtreatments.com (http://www.gr8beginnings.com/) [masked]