During the coronavirus crisis, parents everywhere are feeling stressed and anxious. Reaching out to your network of family and friends for support can help, but sometimes it’s not enough.
Across the country, most families are now at least two or three weeks into the new normal brought about by COVID-19. If you are like many parents, you may have initially responded to the crisis with not only anxiety and dread, but also a great deal of resolve, vowing to ‘step up to the plate’ and ‘tackle this challenge head on.’
COVID-19 school closures have left parents of children with special needs, particularly those with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), feeling uncertain about their child’s rights and their school’s responsibility during this unique time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.