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ADD-ADHD

5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering …

5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry

Parents dread having to deal with meltdowns. However, parents of children with ADHD may face more meltdowns than other parents. Children with ADHD are more …

Good News During Mental Health Month for Parents Looking for Psychosocial Help for ADHD Kids

  Many parents are looking for psychological help for their kids who have ADHD but often have difficulty connecting with a child psychologist who specializes …

What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the …

How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADHD/ADD

A recent research study published in the January issue of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that 20 minutes of exercise before the start of …

ADHD Teens and Driving: 4 Safety Strategies

If your teen has ADD or ADHD, the prospect of passing his or her driving test can be daunting. ADD can affect a teen’s social …

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 …

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. We know that the cortex of the brain in …

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, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …