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Setting Realistic Expectations for Kids with ADHD

Mar. 16, 2020

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.

Raising Kids with ADHD in the Age of “Snowplow Parenting”

Mar. 09, 2020

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.

Parents Can Now Request Leave Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to Attend IEP Meetings

Feb. 03, 2020

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.

Solving Challenging Behavior Problems with the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model

Jan. 13, 2020

The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model is a treatment approach that views challenging behaviors as a symptom of a gap between a child’s skills and an adult’s expectations.

“Collaborative and Proactive Solutions” Approach to Treating Challenging Behaviors

Jan. 06, 2020

When it comes to ADHD, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Matching appropriate treatment strategies to each child’s specific needs is essential for successfully managing ADHD symptoms.

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 TED Talks for Parents of Children with ADHD

Dec. 16, 2019

When you’re feeling bogged down by the extra work that comes with parenting a child with ADHD, TED talks may just give you the boost that you need. Here are the top five TED Talks that Dr. Mary Rooney recommends for parents of kids with ADHD.

The Top Five Podcasts for Parents of Children with ADHD

Dec. 09, 2019

Books can be enormously helpful when it comes to learning new strategies for parenting a child with ADHD, but most parents need something that can fit easily into their busy schedules. Podcasts can fit into a busy lifestyle and allow you to multitask when you listen. Here are the top five podcasts that Dr. Mary Rooney recommends for parents of kids with ADHD.

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. 

Are Weighted Vests and Stability Balls Helpful for Kids with ADHD?

Nov. 11, 2019

Occupational therapy (OT) tools like weighted vests and stability balls are often prescribed in the classroom for children with ADHD. But are they effective for kids with ADHD? 

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