By Sandy Maynard Why is packing such a daunting task for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD)? Is it because we don’t know where to begin? That we have to make decisions? I don’t know. I do know that putting it off does not make it easier – especially when you find your favorite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Surveys show that, of all the members of a household, women with adult attention deficit disorder (ADHD) are the most likely to feel stress during the holiday season. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise – we are the ones baking the cookies, buying the presents, organizing and preparing for family get-togethers, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eileen Bailey Pulling off a Thanksgiving dinner takes planning and organization. For many adults with ADHD, these are problem areas, leaving them feeling frazzled, frustrated and inadequate. Below are eight tips to help you remain calm and spend the day enjoying your family. Thanksgiving isn’t really all about the food. Yes, we look forward […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard People with ADHD don’t relax in the usual way, so vacations can have an opposite effect and make you feel stressed out. Here, tips to make sure your time off provides the breather you need. Many people can relax on the beach with just a bottle of sunscreen, a beach chair and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) are prone to overspending — especially during the holidays. But if you think you have problems reining in expenditures on gifts, parties, and so on, you should meet my client Roberta, a 36-year-old single mom with ADHD. At least you should have met Roberta before I helped her […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As the year winds down and we find ourselves eating more, spending more and thinking less, adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to work harder to control impulsive habits. “ADHD has three basic groups of symptoms: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity,” says Dr Rykie Liebenberg, psychiatrist and convener of the South African ADHD Special […]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.
By Carol Brady, Phd The holidays can be stressful for children with attention deficit. Traveling and visiting relatives may disrupt their day-to-day routines, and all the excitement can be overwhelming. Follow these real-family strategies to prevent holiday havoc, keep your ADHD kids feeling good, and create happier memories: Plan Ahead During the holidays, routine and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dr. Yannick Pauli Getting your child to give up favorite foods for an ADHD diet is tricky, and the holiday season might make it more difficult. The last few weeks of the year will be filled with dinner parties, family reunions, and other types of gatherings centered on food. Your child might feel left […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Coach RudyRodríguez, LCSW Think Holiday Season and what comes to mind is – joy, peace and happiness… NOT! ADHD and the holiday season are more likely characterized by overwhelm, stress and anxiety. However, the good news is that there are some things you can do to help make the holiday’s a bit more ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.