We are now nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and school closures, social isolation, and uncertainty have persisted far longer than most of us could have imagined. A new survey from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that parents are increasingly worried about the long-term mental health effects of the pandemic. According to the survey, 66% are worried that their children’s mental health will suffer even more as the pandemic continues this winter, and 57% say they are running out of ways to keep their kids positive.
Parenting a child with ADHD can be overwhelming and isolating during the best of times. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more support groups available online than ever before.
November is a tough month for kids with ADHD when it comes to staying motivated at school. The novelty of the new school year has officially worn off, summer seems like a lifetime ago, and holiday distractions are about to come on in full force.
If you’re a parent considering telehealth treatment for your child or teen’s ADHD, you undoubtedly have questions about what to expect from virtual sessions. Here are answers to the top five questions I receive about telehealth therapy for ADHD.
Parents who suspect that their child may have ADHD can feel especially overwhelmed by the thought of seeking out an ADHD evaluation during the pandemic, when many provider offices are closed or have limited availability for in-person appointments.
Initiating conversations about bullying with your child can feel intimidating and overwhelming. Fortunately, there are some fantastic books about bullying that can serve as great conversation starters.
While some teens are coping reasonably well with the school closures and stay-at-home orders, others are struggling and are far more irritable, withdrawn, and unmotivated than they would normally be.
Studies have shown that kids and teens with learning disorders and/or ADHD are at especially high risk for all forms of bullying, including cyberbullying. This increased risk appears to be tied to feelings of low self-esteem, loneliness, underdeveloped social skills, and difficulty reading social cues.
Students who are returning to in-person school this fall are faced with the challenge of shifting into back-to-school mode while simultaneously navigating new COVID-19 school requirements. The back-to-school adjustment is always difficult for kids with ADHD under normal circumstances.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe, scientists are exploring a variety of factors that may increase an individual’s risk of contracting COVID-19, including ADHD.