'

Archive | ADD-ADHD

Communication Strategies for Parents of Children with ADD

Communication Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD

Parenting a child with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a challenge. Communication is essential and communicating with a child who has attention or sensory challenges can be difficult. Below are strategies for strengthening communication with your child. Recognize when your child is actually hearing you and paying attention. Most people require […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
The Importance of Therapy for Social Development in ADHD Children

The Importance of Therapy for Social Development in ADHD Children

Children with ADHD (same as ADD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) often have difficulty with social development.  In fact, we know that the cortex of the brain in an ADHD may be three years behind his or her peers.  This is very significant when you look at social development in kids with ADHD.  Child psychologists have […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
shutterstock_142055785_mini

Ending Inappropriate Classroom Behavior Before It Gets Worse

When a child is having behavior problems at school, the earlier a workable solution is developed and implemented, the better.  When poorly handled or ignored, behavior problems can quickly escalate into a much bigger problem. The first step is meeting with your child’s teacher to fully understand what the behavior is all about.  Ask questions […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
shutterstock_101087659_mini

4 Homework Rules for Parents with ADHD Children

Homework time is rarely fun in most households. Parents of children with ADHD have extra challenges to manage. If a child is over-stimulated or stressed, homework becomes nearly impossible to complete. ADHD children have difficulty organizing themselves and their surroundings, and they have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. The following rules and tips […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
shutterstock_201839608_mini

Catching and Solving Reading Problems

Helping an ADHD child improve his reading requires systematic evaluation of skills conducted by his teacher and with the involvement of his parents.  A collaborative effort must be put forth in order to help a child become a successful reader. Set up regular meetings with your child’s teacher to make sure that there is consistency in […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
Homework 101_mini

Homework 101

One of the single biggest sources of conflict between an ADHD kid, parent, and teacher is homework.  Forgotten assignments, frustration, short attention span, lack of organization, tantrums, crying, oppositional behavior – sound familiar?  It might be tempting to throw up your hands and give in but that approach won’t benefit your child. There are easy […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
Reasons-why-change-is-so-difficult-for-some-children-and-how-to-help-them-through-it._mini_mini

3 Reasons Why Change Is So Difficult For Some Children and How To Help Them Through It

Change is difficult for most people, including well-adjusted and optimistic adults. It’s stressful. Yet change is a part of life, so it’s important to help children learn how to successfully adapt. Some children have a particularly difficult time managing change. Temperament Children are born with temperament. It’s genetic and occurs during prenatal development. Parents know […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
shutterstock_86047210_mini

The Missed Importance of Social Development for Kids With ADD and ADHD

Children with ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) often have more difficulty with social development than what psychologists refer to as neurotypical children.  They often lag as many as three years behind their peers.  Research has shown that there is a three-year delay in the development of the thickness of the cerebral cortex in these […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
shutterstock_175097966_mini

How Music Provides Stress Relief for ADHD Kids and Their Parents

Having a little bit of music in your life every day can be good for reducing stress and anxiety.  Research and experience has shown that calming music can provide stress relief for children and adults.  This is good news for parents of ADHD kids.  Select music that you like that is calming in nature, rather […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments
shutterstock_82937980_mini

ADHD in the Classroom: What to Do When the Teacher Has Concerns

When a child has been having problems in the classroom, such as not completing assignments, fidgeting in their seat, not paying attention, or talking during class, their teacher may begin to think ADHD.  I’ve heard of a few cases where a teacher asked a parent to take their child to their doctor to get ADHD […]

Continue Reading» 0 Comments