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The Importance of Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills to Kids with ADHD

Mar. 20, 2020

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?

Tips for Managing COVID-19 School Closure Days for Kids with ADHD

Mar. 18, 2020

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.

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Teens with ADHD

Feb. 10, 2020

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.

Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Helpful for Kids and Teens with ADHD?

Dec. 30, 2019

Many parents explore alternative treatment options for ADHD interventions, like supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids. But what exactly are omega-3 fatty acids, and can they really help treat ADHD symptoms? Find out more here. 

The Top Five Books for Parents of Children with ADHD

Dec. 02, 2019

Parenting a child with ADHD can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a sea of resources out there for parents. Dr. Mary Rooney shares what she's found to be the best books, podcasts, and TEDTalks out there for parents of kids and teens with ADHD. 

Is it Okay for My Child with ADHD to Lose Recess as Punishment at School?

Oct. 21, 2019

The benefits of free play and physical activity during the school day are undeniable. Yet, despite increased awareness about the positive impact of recess on physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning, I continue to hear from parents that their child is losing recess as a punishment at school.

Are Concussion Effects More Severe in Youths with ADHD?

Sep. 23, 2019

Recent studies suggest that youths with ADHD may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of concussions and may require additional monitoring and follow-up care.

Finish Homework Faster by Building Breaks into Homework Time

Sep. 16, 2019

ADHD and homework mix about as well as oil and water. The biggest challenge is typically the extreme amount of time it takes kids with ADHD to get their homework completed. Here are some helpful ways to make homework time less stressful.

Why You Shouldn’t “Wait and See” When it Comes to Kids with ADHD

Mar. 25, 2019

When parents have concerns about their child’s behavior or academic performance, they are often told by friends, family, teachers, and doctors that they should “wait and see” if things improve before seeking professional help. When there are persistent behavior challenges at home or at school, like difficulty following basic rules, difficulty getting along with classmates or teachers, oppositional behavior, or difficulties with focus or completing schoolwork, then a wait-and-see approach is not helpful and could even be harmful to kids who may have ADHD

Does Your Child Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Feb. 11, 2019

Kids with ADHD are often labeled as having “behavior challenges,” which usually means that their behavior is more difficult for teachers, parents, and peers to cope with than it is for kids without ADHD. They may also have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (or ODD). In fact, up to 40% of kids with ADHD also meet diagnostic criteria for ODD.

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