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.
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.