1. Parent Counseling With The Nurtured Heart Approach

    In our last blog, we talked about some of the struggles that parents face when their child is dealing with behavioral issues like ADHD or Oppositional Defiance Disorder or something similar. At The Compass For Life, we have designed a parental aspect to the Nurtured Heart Approach. With this approach, we can help equip you with the tools that you will need to help your child. Who needs it? Parents…Read More

  2. What Can You Do To Help Your Child With ADHD?

    Sometimes working with a child who suffers from Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder or any other behavioral problems can be difficult. You can scream and fight with them until you are blue in the face but that will not solve anything. The most important thing that you can do for your child is to work with them and understand what they are trying to accomplish…Read More

  3. Overdiagnosis of ADHD In Children

    In 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in nine kids had been diagnosed with ADHD. The report also said that about 15% high-school-age children had an ADHD diagnosis and 3.5 million children were taking medication for it. The New York Times reports that the reason for this is because of pharmaceutical companies campaigning to push drugs to doctors. True, this could be…Read More

  4. History of ADHD In Children

    A ADHD has come a long way since it was first recognized as a mental disorder in the 1960’s. Originally called Hyperkinetic Impulse Disorder, doctors began to realize that children who were affected by this disorder where the ones that were having a hard time staying focused in school. By 1980, the disorder name was changed to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) because doctors realized that the hy…Read More

  5. 5 Natural Treatments For ADHD

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, diagnoses in children of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder increased an astonishing 42 percent between 2003-2011. This was a boom for pharmaceutical companies, and they have seen production and sales of ADHD medications skyrocket. If you’re a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel uncomfortable with medication, and opt for more holistic tre…Read More

  6. What If College Isn’t The Best Option?

    When we have children, there are expectations that society has for us, and for them. They should be outgoing, yet well-behaved. They should do well in school, yet focus on sports. They should sign up for SAT courses, ace the SAT, get accepted to an excellent school, and stride into adulthood flush with confidence. But college isn’t always the best option for everyone. What if your child wants t…Read More

  7. Why the NFL and Our Response Has Been All Wrong

    Restoration or Retaliation:  What Side are You On? Our culture is so hyper focused on punishment, the crime, judgment and retaliation.  Sure Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson need to be held accountable for their actions.  But what are they learning from the punishments they have been given?  What do their children, wives, and families need to heal?  I can’t image how Rice’s wife feels knowing…Read More

  8. Transform Your Child/ren in 90 Days

    Welcome to Dan’s new newsletter and website at thecompass4life.com. Become part of a society where all children flourish. Treat yourself to an infusion of useful teaching and parenting tips. Join a growing movement of parents and educators experiencing happiness and success with their children. Share your stories and successes with the community and PASS IT ON! What is your New Year’s Resolu…Read More

  9. Why Anti Bullying Programs Don't Work

    There has been a lot of news about bullying lately.  Stories of children being bullied at school, on the football field or through social media streams, has led to many discussions on what we as the adults can do to create a safer environment for our children.  One of the biggest concerns our children face, that we did not have to deal with, is that the bully has 24/7 access to their targets be…Read More

  10. Some Alarming Data About ADHD

    New Data Suggests that ADHD is Misdiagnosed 75% of the Time! I attended a workshop a few weeks ago on the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders).  This book is used by mental health practitioners to diagnosis mental health disorders in children and adults.  It contains research, data, treatment options and lists of symptoms to help assess a diagnosis. This book has gone…Read More