By Shawna De LaRosa Children with ADHD often do better in the structured school environment, where there are consistent transitions and other students off which to model their behavior. They are also surrounded by educators who can help manage their behavior and provide social-emotional support. At home, parents can emulate this setting by carving out learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sharon Saline Psy.D So far, 2020 has been a bit of a bust for many teens and young adults with (and without) ADHD. Facing an unclear fall semester, everything continues to look upside down…But instead of persistent worried thoughts, you can control and lower the volume on your anxiety by shifting to curiosity. While […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Bea Moise Schools are still deciding how they will proceed for the upcoming school year, and some have already agreed to move forward with virtual schooling…Parents with children that have learning differences such as Autism, ADHD, or Dyslexia will have a harder time helping kids manage their executive function skills at home while learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Lindsay Tigar and Amelia Edelman The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to systemic racism and violence against Black Americans. And as the (now also often violent) protests continue to unfold across the country and the world, kids and parents alike are feeling […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gina DiTullio Executive function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADHD Editorial Board, Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P., Marie Jackson, Mary White The ADHD mind is bright, colorful, and dynamic — like a kaleidoscope that dazzles in the right light. These creative gifts — recommended by ADDitude contributors, readers, and editors — shine that light on our kids’ unique talents and enviable energy. Get inspired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Each year in August or September, thousands and thousands of students move away from the built-in structure and safety net of home to the freedoms and independence of college life. While it can be an exciting time filled with all sorts of possibilities for learning and growth, it can also be a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gary Polakovik Are children who spend lots of time using digital devices prone to psychiatric problems? A team of USC scientists says yes in a new study that appears today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Teens who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Cheryl Maguire After a meeting at my twins’ high school, I encountered a mountain of water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, lunch totes and more in that lost and found pile. Every year, families outfit kids with new back-to-school clothes and gear. How can we help make sure our kids bring it all back from school? “It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you’re parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), you’ve likely heard how important it is to expose such children to routines and a structured environment. But what does that mean exactly, and how does structure help? With this overview, get a better understanding of why routines are the key to caring […]Continue Reading... No Comments.