By Caroline Buzanko We can’t (and shouldn’t) protect our children from every stressor that may overwhelm them, but we can use gratitude, pride, and compassion to help them build resilience. Here is a simple but effective 3-pronged approach to improving emotional regulation. Read the full article.Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Amanda Russo, LPC In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the new viral strain in the coronavirus family that affects the lungs and respiratory system, I’m practicing social distancing (I hope you are too) in hopes to “flatten the curve.” But this does not mean I don’t think you shouldn’t try to go about your daily life in as much normalcy as possible. […]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 Jonita Davis Parenting is hard enough for neurotypical people. It is even more challenging for those who have ADHD. Impulsiveness, forgetfulness, disorganization, time perception issues and distractibility, among other symptoms of the condition, make the tasks involved in running a household and raising a family much tougher. I was diagnosed in 2009, after seeing my doctor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard If you’re a mom with ADHD, the words “back to school” can make you quiver with anxiety. They elicit visions of endless papers to sign, car pools to remember, and homework assignments to help with. Also, you may have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who has organizational problems of his […]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 Rick Nauert PhD New research discovers compelling evidence that symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often persist into adulthood. In the study, investigators found that sixty percent of children with ADHD demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Experts have often disagreed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Maria Tartakovsky. M.S. Parenting a child with ADHD can be especially tough during the summer. “Kids with ADHD blossom when they have a structured schedule, and summertime is notorious for having a lack of scheduling,” according to Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, a psychotherapist and author of Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Katherine Ellison When my son was first diagnosed with ADHD, at age nine, we attended nine months of weekly workshops for parents and kids at the University of California, San Francisco. The kids went to one room, where they learned how to organize their backpacks, and the parents went to another, where we learned […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ODD and ADHD: Parenting Your Defiant Child ADHD behavior issues often partner with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), making discipline a challenge. Try these strategies for managing and treating an angry, defiant child. Every parent of a child with attention deficit knows what it’s like to deal with behavior problems—saying no to requests or blurting words […]Continue Reading... No Comments.