Too often, it can feel as though your child’s behavior, academic performance, or motivation in the present moment is something that defines how successful they will be as adults. In reality, they may just be going through a rough patch, and with your help and support, they will eventually come out the other side.
Returning to school this January has proven to be even more challenging than usual for many kids with ADHD and their parents. While the difficulty isn’t unexpected, it’s still not easy to cope with your child’s low motivation for schoolwork and, in some cases, uptick in oppositional behavior at home.
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reasonably well with the school closures and stay-at-home orders, others are struggling and are far more irritable, withdrawn, and unmotivated than they would normally be.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.