Congratulations! Your ADHD teen has earned their diploma. Now for the next challenge: commemorating this milestone with a graduation gift that prepares them for a successful and organized life. Whether hunting for a practical present or a heartfelt keepsake, you are covered with this treasure trove of graduation gift ideas from ADDitude, ranging in price […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A friend of mine recently posted a photo on her Instagram account of neurographic art. My first thought was that it looked like doodling and it reminded me of my ADHD son’s constant doodling on his school notebooks and folders. The simple way to describe neurographic art is drawing (“neuro”) lines on a page to create various […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
1. A Little Understanding Goes a Long Way Start by meeting your kid where they are — and really listen to what they’re saying. When a child appears disinterested or unable to start a task or an assignment, try to identify anything that might be getting in their way. ADHD and anxiety often go hand in hand, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do better when they know what to expect — and what’s expected of them. This is especially true of younger children, who are quick to shout, “I’m bored” if there isn’t something going on every second. So, what can a parent do to make sure their kids’ and pre-teens’ […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Gail Tripp, PhD, professor and vice president for university community services at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, discussed the neurological basis of behavioral and cognitive difficulties experienced by children with ADHD and suggested some ways behavioral parent training can be revised to more effectively account for these difficulties. She stated that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.