10 Things Parents Can Do For ADHD Awareness

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Take a class with a coach that has strategies to bring out the best in you and your child. When people make fun of ADHD say, “ADHD is awesome.” or “Why would you make fun of a human being?” or “You don’t know much about ADHD, do you?” Every time someone asks, “Does your child have ADD/ADHD?” say, “Yes, but I don’t believe it’s a disorder. Some of the most creative and successful people have ADHD.” (Michael Phelps, Robin Williams, Simone Biles, and Emma Watson, and so on). Read More

Why is Writing Challenging for ADHD Kids?

Why writing challenging ADHD kids

Writing isn’t easy. Writing well is one of the hardest school skills that we learn. It’s just not straightforward, like math, or relaxing like art. Writing requires effort. This is true, to a certain extent, for everyone. Even writers. For instance, have you ever heard of Math Block or Touchdown Block, or French block? Not likely, but there IS writer’s block. It’s when the ideas are stuck and you can’t access them. Read More

Does Your Child Have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Does Your Child Have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Here is important information on a new(ish) aspect of ADD/ADHD called Rejection Sensitive Disorder (or RSD).I’m going to talk about how it feels and how to parent someone experiencing an RSD episode. After that, I will cite articles explaining the biology of it. Read More

ADHD and Friendships

ADHD and Friendships

Justin sits alone at lunch every. single. day. His only friends are his cousins, who have known him since they were all babies together and are accepting of his super-shy, silent, and scattered personality. The school has called about their concerns that Justin is suffering in some way. His mother tells me, “My heart breaks when I think of him sitting alone. Why is there NO ONE who will talk to him?” Read More

Pitfalls of Creating Behavior Expectations for ADHD Children

Pitfalls of Creating Behavior Expectations for ADHD Children

Creating behavior expectations for ADHD kids is tricky but it doesn’t have to be when parents are open to changing preconceived notions. You’ll actually find yourself doing less work keeping your kids in line! Watch out for these pitfalls when you’re creating behavior expectations for children with ADHD. Read More

Dental Care Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

Dental Care Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

children with ADHD may have increased anxiety, fear, or behavioral issues when visiting the dentist. However, there are ways you can prepare at home prior to your child’s dental appointment that can help them to have a successful visit. Read More

Discipline & Behavior: Understanding Your Child

Discipline & Behavior Understanding Your Child

It can be difficult, if you’re in charge of caring for a child, to help them with their learning. It’s been a long time since you were their age, and you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be in the classroom, trying to take in all of this information. Read More

7 Types of ADHD | Does your child have the correct ADHD diagnosis?

ADHD Diagnosis

The past few week I’ve been blogging about the 7 Types of ADHD (Classic, Inattentive, Over-Focused, Temporal Lobe, Limbic, Ring of Fire, and ADHD with Anxiety), Dr. Daniel Amen’s identifications. As scientists and behaviorists learn more and more about ADHD, it really is imperative that we keep up with the times and, for moms and dads, our parenting decisions. Read More