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Signs You’re A Helicopter Parent and Why That Matters

Have you ever been called a “helicopter parent”? It’s a type of parenting that is not well received by many school administrators or other parents. Additionally, while it may be annoying for other adults, it’s also not good for your child’s development. While most parents have moments where they hover, it’s good to know when […]

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Communication Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD (3)

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 […]

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Subtle Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

Subtle Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

Bullying is aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived threat. Bully behavior is typically repeated and has the potential to escalate over time. Kids who are bullied and who bully may have serious, lasting problems.  It’s important to recognize the signs that your child may be a victim of bullying. There are […]

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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 […]

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Ending Inappropriate Classroom Behavior

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: Meet with your child’s teacher to fully understand what the behavior is all about. Ask questions to determine […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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