By Stephen C. Schultz The dew around the window was starting to bead up. In a classic case of chaos theory, the little beads of water gave way to gravity and randomly bounced and bumped their way to the window sill like a steal marble in a pinball game. There was a small pool of water in the cracked and peeling beige paint. I sat facing the window, staring at the small engraved stone nestled in the flower beds. There weren’t many flowers at this time of year. Mostly rhododendrons and Oregon grapes reaching skyward from the damp bark mulch that covered the planter area. The month of January in Eugene Oregon was filled with days and days of mist and fog. In fact, pretty much from October through June was filled with fog, rain, mist, showers, freezing rain and occasionally snow. The local weathermen didn’t bother with predictions about the chance of precipitation; they took pride in developing new adjectives to describe the type of precipitation and how much you can expect.
By Stephen C. Schultz In a previous post I listed some well known self-help books for families. Below are some more books that parents may find helpful as they raise their kids. Books: Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Interventions by Michael Langberg Learning Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole Late, Lost, and Unprepared by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel Your Memory: How It Works and How To Improve It by Kenneth Higbee. The Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Margaret Foster Websites: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) http://www.chadd.org/ This website was originally created to support children with traumatic br