I heard my 7-year-old son’s cries of frustration loud and clear despite the closed door between us. Seconds earlier, I’d left him stationed at a desk in my bedroom, hoping he’d complete at least a portion of his virtual school assignments without me at his side while I left to wash the dishes. “This is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jewelz Tucker, a Northern California mother of four, had an epiphany as she sat with her husband filling out the form to get one of her sons screened for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. As she went through the checklist, she wondered aloud to her husband, “Is this me?” “The world often thinks of ADHD as a young, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY TERRY MATLEN, LMSW, ACSW The fact is, motherhood is not perfectly packed lunches. Or folded laundry. Or even a home-cooked meal. If societal expectations are depleting your energy and self-esteem, replace those expectations with these practical, positive mom tips for women with ADHD. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Scott Shapiro M.D. ADHD Moms: 5 Top Tips to Feel Calmer Do you have ADHD and feel overwhelmed with trying to balance working and being a mom? When you get home from work, are you immediately ambushed by your children? Are your mornings chaotic and stressful? Many of my patients with Adult ADHD are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Matt Villano, CNN The most important caveat about temporary homeschooling is that it simply isn’t school. Kids accustomed to the school environment won’t be as focused. Lessons won’t be as professional as the ones they’re used to getting. And since local governments are encouraging everyone to minimize interactions with others, socialization will be tough. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dr. Anne Cooke For parents of the 6.1 million American children with ADHD, going back to school can be a major source of anxiety Impulsivity is a central feature of ADHD. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children who sleep more than nine hours a night and spend less than […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Temma Ehrenfeld As video games grow in popularity, more parents are raising concerns about their impact on kids’ attention spans. Here’s what the latest research shows. yder was eleven when he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “One way he was coping with his busy mind was playing games,” his mother, Charlie, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carol Brady, PhD. Transitions can be difficult for kids with ADHD, who thrive on structure and familiarity. Here, six ways to make change less scary, from making sure they’re prepared to employing helpful technology. Life is filled with new adventures for young kids with ADHD. Change is always on the way, and our kids have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD Ah…summer vacation. It’s so very nearly here. Our children and their teachers are counting down the days until the final bell rings. They’re dreaming of holidays down the shore or in the Pokies, and other equally magical places Parents are planning for summer holidays, too, but for those of children […]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.