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.
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 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.
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.
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 Richard Chang Study.com has launched a series of articles and teaching resources designed to address the learning challenges associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 15 articles and 53 lessons have been released in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Month and include parent and teacher strategies to support students in school and at home. […]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 the editors and readers of ADDitude From alarm clocks and checklists to tickle monsters and late fees, our readers share their best (and sometimes, unusual!) tips for getting those stubborn ADHDers up and at ‘em. How to Wake Up Your ADHD Child Getting an ADHD child up and out the door each morning is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.