When my 15-year-old son was given a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at age 7, I was told that it was a lifelong chronic condition. So I felt a little bit hopeful when a study published last winter in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics said that “an estimated 30 percent to 60 percent of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Annie Sofield Reed Set the tone for a successful school year for your student by having conversations with your child, his teachers, doctors, and the other important people in his life. Find out what to discuss here. Read the full articleContinue 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 Healthwise Staff Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have difficulty in school, because their symptoms—inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity—get in the way of learning. Success in school is important for the development of healthy self-esteem and confidence. You can help your child succeed in school by: Working with teachers and other school personnel. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Florence Williams Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them. By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Madeline R Vann, MPH With advance planning and lots of praise for the good behavior of children with ADHD, you can help ensure that family travels are memorable for fun, not meltdowns. Children and ADHD: Before Travel Begins Remember, children with ADHD do best with structure and clear expectations. “The trips that people have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Katherine Ellison Last year, Sinan Sonmezler of Istanbul refused to keep going to school. His eighth-grade classmates called him “weird” and “stupid,” and his teachers rebuked him for his tendency to stare out the window during class. The school director told his parents he was “lazy.” Sinan has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition still […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How to be a great parent to your ADHD child. article by Deborah Carpenter “I’ve yelled, lectured, threatened, given time-outs, and even spanked—and nothing works!” So, what next? Try catering to your child’s specific needs with these positive parenting strategies for kids with ADHD. ADHD Parenting Strategies That Work!Continue Reading... Comments Off on 13 Ways to Be a Better Parent to Your ADHD Child
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire Parents and teachers who want a student with ADHD to do better in school should get to know the ADHD brain, states a breakthrough article recently published by ADDitude Magazine. The author, Susan Kruger , M.Ed., is founder of SOAR® Learning, Inc., a leading resource for study skills and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ADHD Study Skills Breakthrough: Fewer Steps Lead to Greater Learning
Parenting ADHD children can be confusing, stressful and challenging at times, causing parents to overlook the ‘wonderfulness’ of the child within. This seminar will offer practical parenting strategies to help reduce stress and build harmony for families with ADHD children. When: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, [7 – 8:30pm] Where: Malaprops Bookstore 55 Haywood […]Continue Reading... No Comments.