Positive Ways to Inculcate Good Behaviour in Children
It is very important to follow a positive approach towards inculcating good behaviour in children. Find some positive ways to inculcate good behaviour in your child.
Brain Freeze: Why People with ADHD Need Downtime
When I’m less in tune with my brain’s needs, I go full-throttle, forgetting that I have a bunch of unprocessed thoughts bouncing around in there. If they don’t get processed, they take up room and I can tell you that, with this ADHD brain, the elevator gets full fast.
6 ADHD-Friendly Tools for Handling Emotional Stress
We're all-too-familiar with the constant, corrosive emotional drain of wondering what’s wrong with us. Here are seven tools to weather the storm.
Can’t Get Anything Done? Why ADHD Brains Become Paralyzed in Quarantine
At first, stay-at-home orders felt like an opportunity to tackle those back-burner projects and lingering to-do items. But as the global pandemic has worn on, we feel drained. We can’t seem to get anything done and yet we’re tired all the time. Concepts in neuroscience and psychology, however, can decode our behaviors and point the way back to productivity.
The Key to ADHD Emotional Regulation? Cultivating Gratitude, Pride & Compassion
We can’t (and shouldn’t) protect our children from every stressor that may overwhelm them, but we can use gratitude, pride, and compassion to help them build resilience. Here is a simple but effective 3-pronged approach to improving emotional regulation.
5 Things Every Doctor (and Parent) Should Know about Girls and ADD
New research suggests that to effectively diagnose ADHD symptoms in women and girls, doctors should consider hormonal fluctuations, trauma, family dynamics, self-esteem, and eating habits. Encouraging feedback about ADD treatment is also essential when treating young women for attention deficit disorder.
Kids Bouncing Off the Walls? These Boredom Busters Fill Time Gaps with Activity
Many ADHD experts swear by the Pomodoro Technique for time management, which organizes the day into 25-minute increments separated by 5 minutes of activity and blood flow, plus a few larger gaps in the day. Use these recommended boredom busters to keep your child moving during their 5-, 15-, and 30-minute breaks while learning at home.
Adjusting Your Child’s IEP or 504 Plan for Distance Learning
Your child’s IEP or 504 Plan was not designed for distance learning. But here we are. And now it falls on parents and educators to make new accommodations for students with ADHD and other learning challenges when they’re outside the classroom. Here are common challenges in 2020, and advice from learning expert and advocate Susan Yellin, Esq.
Put Down That Device!
Do you argue daily about time wasted on Snapchat? Or the Xbox? Or YouTube? Technology is inescapable, but without limits teens’ academics and relationships suffer. Learn how making them earn it and blocking apps can help.
Cooped Up with ADHD? Relationship Advice for Couples Strained by Social Distancing
Relationships are straining under the weight of pandemic stress and anxiety, not to mention the days (going on weeks) cooped up with ADHD, kids, work, and each other. Here, an ADHD relationship expert offers advice for building stronger bonds while social distancing or sheltering in place.
“Has ADHD Warped Your Sense of Self? It’s Time to Reclaim Your Story — and Power.”
“Being repeatedly misunderstood causes people with ADHD to deeply misunderstand themselves and their situations. Feeling deficient and mistrusting yourself from an early age makes it extraordinarily difficult to properly evaluate yourself as an adult. These misunderstandings can have rough consequences, so what can we do about it?”
Learn Right Now! 8 Secrets to Engaged Online Learning for Students with ADHD
Learning at home has its benefits — fewer corrective comments from teachers, less bullying, and easier mornings. But online learning is also rife with confusion, overwhelm, and distraction, which all lead to procrastination. Use these strategies to help your child with ADHD get started — and stay motivated — to finish school work.
Happier Day By Day: A Daily Guide For Fending Off Depression
As many as 70 percent of all people with ADHD will suffer symptoms of depression and/or anxiety at some point in their lives. Follow this daily plan to build better moods through exercise, green time, nutrition, and better stress management.
How to Re-Build a Life: 7 Framing Tools for ADHD Minds Emerging from Quarantine
“Back to normal” no longer exists. Our world is forever changed, which means our post-pandemic lives are up for definition. What elements will you leave out and put back in, after social distancing ends? Will you take away any positives or new understandings from this pandemic? Use these strategies to help you think about how to re-build your life after this global pause.
“My Daily Schedule is in Tatters!” How to Build Routine and Boundaries Now
Without commutes and errands and sports practices, many parents and adults with ADHD feel they should have more time. But instead they just have more work, more distress, and more disorientation — a feeling of being ungrounded and unfocused due to all that unstructured time. Perhaps more than ever before, it’s critical to carve out a schedule that balances work and home life. Here’s how.