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5 Tips for a Successful Start to the School Year for Students with ADHD

As summer winds down, feelings of dread about the upcoming start to the school year can begin to creep in for students and their parents . Many students with ADHD struggle with the adjustment to new classrooms, classmates, and teachers at the beginning of each school year, and unfortunately, a tough start can be hard to bounce back from. 

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I Feel Like I’m Bribing My Child! What’s the Difference Between Bribes and Rewards?

While rewards are a valuable ADHD management tool, it’s not uncommon for parents who use rewards to say that feel like they are bribing their child to get them to meet basic expectations. It’s important to remember that kids with ADHD actually need rewards to help with motivation.

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Turning Summer Learning Loss into Summer Learning Gains for Children with ADHD

It isn’t always easy to convince children with ADHD to participate in academic activities over the summer, but it is more essential than ever this year. The effort that you and your child invest in their academic growth will pay off when they start their school year off with confidence in the fall.   

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Summertime Friends

Summertime can be a great chance for your child to hit the reset button and create strong friendships with children who share their same interests. Seize the opportunity, practice some of the tips included here, and you might just see your child blossom this summer. 

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Understanding the Connection Between Emotion Regulation and ADHD

Parents and teachers of children with ADHD know that it doesn’t take much to trigger big emotional reactions and have seen firsthand the ways that these reactions can cause problems with their child’s friendships, strain family relationships, and interfere with their child’s ability to focus on schoolwork or homework. However, because <span class read more

Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety

For kids with ADHD, additional factors like low self-esteem, poor study habits, organizational difficulties, problems with chronic procrastination, and difficulty staying focused during class and during exams also contribute to test anxiety. While a mild amount of anxiety can help with focus and motivation during study sessions and exams, the high levels of stress, nervousness, and fear that accompany test anxiety will actually have the opposite effect.

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