The Parent Pod Featuring Tracey Goodwin & Holly Oberacker, from Navigating ADHD
Join us weekly on Thursday nights for "The Parent Pod"! This weekly live virtual show on Facebook and now YouTube explores local family friendly businesses, highlights local parents, discusses important topics, spreads some kindness and more! Replay below!
This week we will be joined by Tracey Goodwin & Holly Oberacker, from Navigating ADHD. We will be discussing the services that they offer as well as sharing tips, strategies and tricks for home and school to use as you are navigating ADHD normally as well as during these very abnormal times. Navigating ADHD Inc. is a solutions based approach to supporting families whose lives are affected by ADHD and executive functioning weaknesses. Co-founders Tracey Bromley Goodwin, M.Ed, ACC, ADHD Coach and Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC merged their unique expertise and ADHD/executive functioning focused experience to develop proven methods for managing the symptoms of ADHD. Their multi-sensory approach addresses the behavioral, organizational, and executive functioning needs of those affected by ADHD. Tracey and Holly believe in discovering concrete solutions to help individuals reach their fullest potential. Navigating ADHD Inc. has a learning and support center on Cape Cod with satellite services on Nantucket and virtual services worldwide. Holly and Tracey offer presentations to parents, educators and clinicians around the country. Plus they will take your questions!
So pencil in on your calendar that this week at 8pm-this hour is for you!
We will also be doing some fun giveaways including our kindness bag! If you want to nominate someone for a giveaway or share a funny story see our links below: Quotes/ Stories Parenting Stories or Random Acts of Kindness
This week we will again be giving away a gift card to Ghelfi's Chocolates with stores in both Mashpee and Falmouth.
Submit your questions for Tracey & Holly during the live show or via this form be entered to win.
As we move forward Cape Cod Moms will continue to help connect our families and caregivers to amazing resources and locals in our community. Each week we go LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with replays available on our website and Instagram) with a special guest.
If you want to nominate someone for a giveaway or share a funny story see our links below:
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(we keep it anonymous)
Random Acts of Kindness
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If YOU or your business is interested in being featured or you want to join our team please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Moms, Jess Roy is a mom of autistic twins who are non verbal and 8. She has decided to open a autism and sensory store to help her sons and the community. Piecing it Together will host their GRAND OPENING on March 31, 2019 at 9am!
The store will cater to children with ADHD, autism and many other needs. They will also have resources such as GPS bracelets, a special needs photographer, a horse back riding company for therapy, special needs fishing charters, and fun events in the future like paint nights etc. They will offer a lot of different sensory items and toys and have connected with Edaville regarding their sensory weekend.
They want parents to know they can shop or find info and not worry if your child has a meltdown. They get it and live it too. So stop on by and check out this amazing new resource!
Jess can be contacted at: (774) 419-2497. The store is located at 171 Marion Road in Wareham. And you can visit the website here: https://www.piecingittogether1.com/
Holiday Giveaway Festiview with Lisa Pawlik, owner of Lisa's Custom Weighted Blankets
In honor or our Annual Festivus Holiday Giveaways, Cape Cod Moms will be featuring all the participating businesses in a Festiview, a.k.a Festivus Interview to help our community get to know the owners, their passions and their favorite holiday events! Be sure to purchase a calendar to enter this amazing annual giveaway beginning 11/17/2018 for your chance to win any or even all of the 32 prizes donated by local Cape Cod Small Businesses! Each SINGLE entry is eligible for all 32 prizes (or all remaining prizes if purchased after start date). If you win once, your name goes back in and you can win again! Remember by supporting local small businesses, you keep the money here, which in turns allows the business to support all local communities and fundraisers
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Lisa's Custom Weighted Blankets
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to enhance the color of processed foods. Many food choices for adults and
especially marketed and showcased to children contain artificial food coloring
that can have negative effects upon little people’s behavior, impulse control,
attention, ability to focus, learning, thinking, and energy level. Children are
particularly susceptible to the effects of food dyes, especially those with ADHD
Certainly, the consumption of sugar has the effect of 'juicing' a kid's system, but the food dyes in the pile of daily sweets are more likely the primary culprit! It should come to no surprise that countless kids are taking ADD or ADHD medications. This may be due to the over indulgence of technological gadgets, too much screen time, information and stimulation overload or it may have a huge relation to the type and amount of food dye being consumed!
While food additives and colorings have been around for decades and are found in everything from pudding to potato chips to soft drinks, it is growing mountain of recent studies linking food coloring to hyperactivity in kids that is creating waves from angry parents, urging the FDA to ban foods containing them — or at least require a warning label.
Artificial food dyes might be an easy target for elimination because they aren't essential to food. In fact, food dyes are added simply for their color to make foods fun. They serve no health purpose whatsoever. The most dangerous of
the bunch is Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6, which make up 90 percent of the food dyes on the market. Studies have linked these top dyes to impaired brain function, hyperactive behavior, difficulty focusing, lack of impulse
control in children. What is most scary is that the use of these food dyes and artificial additives have gone up fivefold in the past 50 years, giving a great indication of how much junk food people are consuming. This gives perfect reason
to why more than two thirds of Americans are overweight, hovering on the borderline of obese.
Red No. 40 is the most widely used food dye in terms of pounds consumed, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It is found in cereal, gelatin, candy, baked goods.
Yellow No. 5 is the second most widely used food dye, according to CSPI. It is found in soft drinks, pudding, chips, pickles, honey, mustard, gum, baked goods, gelatin and other foods.
Yellow No. 6 is the third most widely used food dye. It is found in cereal, orange soda and other beverages, hot chocolate mix, baked goods and many other foods.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects 3 percent to 5 percent of U.S. children, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Symptoms include fidgeting, excessive talking and abandoning chores and
homework. The condition is usually diagnosed in childhood and can continue as an adult.
Sadly, the FDA, after analyzing 35 years of scientific studies regarding positive correlation between children’s consumption of food dyes and ADD and ADHD, they claim there is no conclusive proof that food dyes cause hyperactivity
in most kids, (although it suggests that some kids with ADHD may be particularly sensitive to them). The FDA stepped forward to say that, “there is also bodies of literature that does suggest that food colorings are not as benign as people
have been led to believe." This is concerning to me, as the FDA should listen to the concerns of the public and at the very least, list whether or not food items meant for consumption, are produced with artificial food dyes or coloring. This
action should be taken regardless of what the FDA claims to be inconclusively not harmful to children and not a factor on their behaviors.
As a parent, if you are concerned about artificial food coloring, dyes or flavors, there is no harm in cutting out food dyes as best as you can. A good key in removing the dyes is to understand that food coloring is most likely not going to be found in fresh broccoli or other fresh fruits and vegetables (may be found in frozen or canned vegetables). They are going to be found in processed foods, candies, ice creams and other concentrated sweets. Read labels and be
picky when it comes to the health of your family. Try to purchase and eat less processed foods. You may begin to see big differences in your children’s behavior, moods and attention spans.
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