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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you think of a child with ADHD, a certain stereotype may come to mind: a child who is bursting with energy. While there have always been many reasons to challenge this stereotype, findings from a recent study about physical activity and ADHD have added one more.
People with ADHD struggle with time management for a variety of reasons. For each of these situations, using a timer as a tool can be extremely helpful. Here are just a few of the uses for this tool in managing a teen's ADHD.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) peaks in the months of January and February with Symptoms ranging from fatigue, low mood, poor motivation and hopelessness. For teens with ADHD, these symptoms compound the difficulty of managing their ADHD during the winter months.
Many students with ADHD qualify for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to cover special education services. IEP meetings, however, usually take place during the day, making it difficult for some parents to take time off to attend these important appointments.