Dr. MaryJo WagnerHow to Keep Your Sanity while
Raising a Kid with ADHD
or ADHD-like Behavior


I'm Dr. MaryJo Wagner and I've struggled with ADHD myself. As a child years ago and as an adult.

So how did my parents keep their sanity?

They had rules, boundaries, routines--for everything! (It also helped that they just had one kid, me.)

Now I have to admit that those rules, boundaries and routines were really extreme but I was never punished.

Somehow I just knew it wasn't an option, at least at home, to stray outside the boundaries or not stick to the routine. If the truth were known I was a bit fearful of my parents.

Dinner at exactly 6 pm every night ALWAYS. Me setting the table every night at 5:40 ALWAYS. Me drying the dishes immediately after dinner as my Mother washed them immediately after dinner ALWAYS. No movies on Saturday EVER. Lid to the piano ALWAYS shut after practicing.

NO dolls, books, toys, scissors, crayons, or other kid-paraphernalia in the living room EVER.

NO dolls, toys, scissors, crayons, or other kid-paraphernalia in the bedroom EVER. (Books were allowed in the bedroom but not only on the nightstand.)  And on and on and on. I won't bore you with it.

My parents weren't mean. It's how they lived their own lives--long before I was born.

As you can guess, I spent a lot of time at my friend's house to escape! And coming to my house usually wasn't at the top of my friend's list.

But, years later, I realized that the rigidity of my parents actually helped my ADHD a lot. Confusion was rare. I knew exactly what was next and how it was done. My parents never multi-tasked. They were rarely late themselves. Order reigned!

Now I am not suggesting for even a minute that you follow my parents' example. It was ridiculous to the extreme.

However I can tell you that you will keep your sanity and help your kids at the same time by adopting softer, more gentle rules, boundaries, and routines.

Why does this work? The brains of kids with ADHD are very busy--thinking, seeing, processing, wondering, asking constantly. It can be really interesting, lead to being distracted, and is often confusing.

If you take the lead and limit the confusion, your child's behavior improves. Dreamy kids without the hyperactive brains and bodies are also confused. They've simply zoned out.

So now you're asking, "and just how do I limit this confusion"?

from Diagnosis to FocusOn my next TeleSeminar, I'm going to give you seven tried and true ways to establish reasonable boundaries and routines with your kids . . . and limit the confusion.

If you want to keep your sanity and help your kids with ADHD, you'll definitely want to sign up for this TeleSeminar.

Attention Teachers:
What you'll learn on this call can be used in your classroom.

"From Chaos to Calm happens:

Thursday, July 18 at 8 pm eastern, 7 pm central, 6 pm mountain, and 5 pm pacific.

Click to sign up now.

You'll want to be on this call if you have or work with

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Although kids may have several ADHD behaviors and symptoms and no one child is like another child, most children will respond well to the same strategies--assuming other challenges than ADHD or ADHD-like behaviors aren't also part of the picture.

Kids actually feel relieved to have routines in places. They feel safe when they know what the rules and boundaries are.

This is not a punitive system. Not rules in the old-fashioned rigid way.

Smart Learning NewsletterHere's what you'll discover on this information and solution-packed call:

F-Orange  How your child's ADHD brain is different and how to
work with that difference

F-Orange  How to set non-punitive rules and boundaries. (It's
THE essential key to helping these kids.)

F-Orange  What parents must say to their kids with ADHD and
ADHD-like symptoms

F-Orange  What parents should NEVER say to their kids

F-Orange  How to get your kids to help decide on the rules, boundaries, and consequences.

F-Orange  What will happen if they don't follow the rules, boundaries and routines.

F-Orange  Why praise for even the slightest accomplishment is essential and how to give it

And you'll receive a downloadable Action Guide right before the Teleseminar to help you remember and follow through.

Even if you absolutely can't make the call, sign up anyway so you can get the replay later.

If you've registered, you'll still get the Action Guide but it won't help you much unless you're on the live call or listen to the replay.

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Results from Learning with MaryJo:

Occupational therapist boosts treatment:

"I am so happy with all the great info I have gotten from you and it has really revved up my treatment in the schools!!" Trinell Bull, OTR/L, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Susquehanna, PA

So effective that she's telling
the administration about the class:

"MaryJo, I've so enjoyed learning all this new information about ADHD. I'll be sharing this with the students I work with and the administrator of the school. Thank you." Opal Wong, Brain Gym consultant, East Lansing, MI

From 24 disruptive behaviors in 40 minutes
to just 6 in a morning with the program:

"One of my kindergartners had significant attention difficulties and comes from a family history of bipolar disease and ADHD. Before we started your program, he had as many as 24 disruptive behaviors in one 40-minute period.

After two days he was down to 12 disruptive behaviors. After 5 weeks, he had fewer than six disruptive behaviors the entire morning." Kelly Johnston, kindergarten teacher, Manitou Springs, CO

If you're concerned about your own peace of mind and helping your child function without chaos at the same time,  this is a TeleSeminar you won't want to miss!

Sign up now
for the complimentary TeleSeminar
"From Chaos to Calm"

Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 18
8 pm eastern, 7 pm central, 6 pm mountain, 5 pm pacific