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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.
Simple Strategies for Helping your Child Listen and Follow Through
When your child has ADHD, getting them to follow through on seemingly simple requests can be frustrating and challenging. The way that you give your child instructions can have a huge impact on their ability to follow through.
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.
5 Tips for a Successful Start to the School Year for Students with ADHD
As summer winds down, feelings of dread about the upcoming start to the school year can begin to creep in for students and their parents . Many students with ADHD struggle with the adjustment to new classrooms, classmates, and teachers at the beginning of each school year, and unfortunately, a tough start can be hard to bounce back from.
I Feel Like I’m Bribing My Child! What’s the Difference Between Bribes and Rewards?
While rewards are a valuable ADHD management tool, it’s not uncommon for parents who use rewards to say that feel like they are bribing their child to get them to meet basic expectations. It’s important to remember that kids with ADHD actually need rewards to help with motivation.
Turning Summer Learning Loss into Summer Learning Gains for Children with ADHD
It isn’t always easy to convince children with ADHD to participate in academic activities over the summer, but it is more essential than ever this year. The effort that you and your child invest in their academic growth will pay off when they start their school year off with confidence in the fall.