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.
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.
With schools closed and social distancing in full effect, the usual screen time limits have gone out the window for most families. During this time of change and uncertainty, a screen time management plan is mort important than ever.
In January, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) issued new clinical guidelines that call strongly for providing behavioral treatments and other psychosocial supports for children and adolescents with “complex” ADHD.
When you think of a child with ADHD, a certain stereotype may come to mind: a child who is bursting with energy. While there have always been many reasons to challenge this stereotype, findings from a recent study about physical activity and ADHD have added one more.
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.
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.
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.
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.