By Colleen Kimmett r. Rebecca Carey admits to being a little embarrassed about what her son, Mark, eats every day. Hamburger patties for breakfast, or bacon. A pack of raisins and a cookie for lunch; a turkey and cheese sandwich “if I’m lucky,” says Carey, but it usually comes back home. His favorite dinner is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kathy Ehrich Dowd He’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, but don’t think for a second that growing up as Michael Phelps was easy. The 31-year-old swimming superstar —and new father — opened up about his struggles with ADHD in a new video for the Child Mind Institute‘s Speak Up for Kids campaign, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Achieving independence is a primary developmental goal of adolescence. Your teenager will experience this urge as strongly as his peers without ADHD, but his or her impulsivity, inattention, and aspects of delayed maturity may mean moving slower toward this goal. Specifically, you may need to: Remove loss of privileges in response to a broken rule. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Patricia Quinn, M.D. It’s one thing to be a parent to a child with ADHD, but when you also have the condition, it ups the stakes. Learn why self care, checking in with your kids regularly, and setting household rules will keep you sane. Being the mother of a child with ADHD is not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Reading comprehension can sometimes be a challenge for students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In order to comprehend reading material a student must be able to recognize and decode words, sustain attention and effort while reading, effectively utilize working memory, and process information in an efficient and timely manner. For more information […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Silver, M.D. Important considerations when pondering a “drug holiday” for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD). Parents often ask me whether their kids really need to take ADHD medicine during the summer. Many hope that a summer break from stimulants will help their children eat more and gain a few inches […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Florence Williams Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them. By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennie Friedman Growing up in the same household with someone doesn’t mean you share the exact same childhood. Take my sister and me; we couldn’t be more different. When one sibling has undiagnosed attention deficit, and the other does not, the nature-versus-nurture divide becomes readily apparent. I am the older of us two, by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stacey Nelson Jacob Edward, 10, paints a clay plate he made in his past four art therapy sessions. He dips his brush into the cup of silvery black paint he has mixed, and dabs it into the cracks of the clay. Jacob’s breathing and brush strokes start to quicken. He seems anxious. I ask […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors We asked our reader panel: What is the most memorable holiday mishap caused (or made worse) by your ADHD? > Our son was acting wild at Christmas dinner and trying to touch the food as we put it on the table. Before we knew it, he grabbed the bowl of mashed potatoes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.