ADHD / ADD

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a disorder often characterized by short attention span and poor concentration. Symptoms can be mild or severe and may affect executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, and impulse control. Hyperactivity may also be a component. While an ADD/ADHD diagnosis is never an excuse for acting out behavior, it is something that needs to be taken into consideration when determining what approach to take.

8 Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

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For the parents of a child with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—everyday tasks turn into battles—from getting the child out the door in the morning to getting him to bed at night. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, so I remember what it was like to have a daily tug of... Read more »

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Parenting a Child With ADHD: 10 Ways To Improve Their Behavior

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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often difficult to parent. They have trouble understanding directions. They have trouble with social situations. And those with hyperactivity issues are usually in a constant state of activity. It's an understatement to say that parenting kids with ADHD is a special challenge. In my 25 years as... Read more »

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5 Back-To-School Tips for Your ADD or ADHD Child

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For children and teens with ADD or ADHD, summer can be a much–needed and most–appreciated break, with many taking a “drug holiday” from their medications and enjoying the freedom from school schedules and homework. Life is manageable. The start of a new school year, though, often means added anxiety and stress for the whole family.... Read more »

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ADHD in Girls: Why It’s Going Undiagnosed and Untreated

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If your daughter is struggling academically, socially and behaviorally, you are undoubtedly worried, frustrated and wondering why all of this is happening. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder could be the root of the problem. Studies indicate that as many as 75% of girls with ADHD are not diagnosed. Having your daughter assessed for ADHD now—even if... Read more »

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Effective Consequences for ADHD Kids

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Imagine this scene: Your 7–year–old won’t stop teasing his little sister. You give him a 10 minute time out, but he refuses to comply and has a total meltdown. Or suppose you tell your 13–year–old to do her homework and stop texting her friend or else she will lose TV privileges for the week. She... Read more »

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