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The Importance of Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills to Kids with ADHD

As a parent of a child with ADHD, you have undoubtedly spent a great deal of time advocating on behalf of your child. With that in mind, how can you best begin preparing them for the times in adulthood where they will need to advocate on behalf of themselves?

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Tips for Managing COVID-19 School Closure Days for Kids with ADHD

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are upending the lives of families across the U.S. Children with ADHD and their families face additional challenges since abrupt changes in routine make it harder for kids with ADHD to focus and regulate their emotions and behavior.

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Tips for Avoiding Meltdowns During Transitions

Most children with ADHD struggle with transitions at times. When these struggles happen frequently and escalate into meltdowns, tantrums, behavior challenges, and defiance the effects are felt by everyone in the family.

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Setting Realistic Expectations for Kids with ADHD

Kids with ADHD need clear and consistent expectations in order to thrive at school and at home. Expectations provide structure and consistency and help kids strive to reach their full potential.

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Raising Kids with ADHD in the Age of “Snowplow Parenting”

Recently, “snowplow parenting” has replaced “helicopter parenting” as a way to describe parents who are overly involved in their child’s lives. Like helicopter parenting, snowplow parenting stems from fear, but it’s a fear that your child will not achieve everything that is needed be successful in today’s ultracompetitive world.

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New Guidelines Issued for Treatment of “Complex” ADHD

In January, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) issued new clinical guidelines that call strongly for providing behavioral treatments and other psychosocial supports for children and adolescents with “complex” ADHD.

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