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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? 

Finding Solutions for Challenging Classroom Behaviors with a Functional Behavioral Assessment

Nov. 04, 2019

When a child with ADHD is struggling in the classroom, knowing how to help isn’t always easy, especially when the usual strategies aren’t working. Find out how a Functional Behavioral Assessment can help.

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.

Strategies for Smartphone Success

Oct. 14, 2019

Experts recommend waiting until your teen is at least 14 years old before giving them a smartphone of their own, many teens with ADHD may not have the maturity or social skills needed until they are well into high school (or beyond). With that in mind, if you think you have a teen with ADHD who is ready for a smartphone, then plan carefully before handing over the phone.

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

Teaching Parents Strategies to Help Their Anxious Child

Feb. 25, 2019

As a parent, it’s very hard to know how much to accommodate and comfort your child and how much to pull back and allow your child to experience their anxiety symptoms. This is where parent coaching comes in.

What Is the Connection Between ADHD Medications and Sleep Problems?

Feb. 18, 2019

Studies have shown that kids with ADHD have higher rates of sleep disorders, like sleep-disordered breathing or restless leg syndrome, and experience more daytime sleepiness than kids without 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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