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The Importance of Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills to Children with ADHD
We now know that ADHD is not typically something that children outgrow, so your child will need to continue to advocate for themselves throughout their lives. It is never too early to start preparing your child for this transition
Executive Functioning Strategies for Children with ADHD
All children and adults with ADHD have weaknesses in at least some domains of executive functioning. For many parents and teachers, conceptualizing ADHD symptoms within an executive functioning framework can be helpful. Children with ADHD benefit from the use of tools and strategies that minimize the impact of executive functioning weaknesses and strengthen executive functioning skills over time.
Tips for Avoiding Meltdowns During Transitions
Consistent routines and expectations are essential for helping children with ADHD manage transitions, but they may not be enough for those who struggle the most. Here are other suggestions that might help.
ADHD and Sugar Cravings
Research shows that low levels of dopamine, the chemical in the brain thought to be at least partially responsible for ADHD symptoms, is also related to cravings for sugar and other carbohydrates. Since kids with ADHD have chronically low levels of dopamine, they are more likely than other kids to crave and eat sugary or carbohydrate-heavy foods.
Helping Children with ADHD Develop a Growth Mindset
Fostering a growth mindset in your child can help to counteract some of the negative academic experiences and criticisms that they encounter because of their ADHD. Fortunately, mindsets can be changed! As a parent, here are a few steps you can take to help your child shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset:
5 Steps for Helping Children with ADHD Stop Interrupting
Children with ADHD need support from their parents to change their habit of interrupting. Here are five steps that you can start taking today to help your child stop interrupting.
Setting realistic expectations for children with ADHD
Children with ADHD need clear and consistent expectations in order to thrive at school and at home. Expectations provide structure and consistency, and help them strive to reach their full potential.
Talking to Your Child’s New Teacher About ADHD
Open, ongoing communication between parents and teachers is essential for children with ADHD. Follow these guidelines to get things started off on the right foot.
Helping Children with ADHD Transition to a New School
Transitioning to a new school can be difficult for children with ADHD. Here are some steps you can take to support your child through this transition.
5 Tips for Meeting Your Child’s Emotional Needs as they Return to School
It is hard to know how to support your child when they are struggling emotionally. Here are five simple tips to help you get started.