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How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids, And What To Do Instead

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Articles | 0 comments

With the pandemic keeping us at home more with our kids and not being able to get them out enough to run off excess energy I felt it would be helpful to give some tips to help out. I talk a lot about parental behaviors that are counter productive to changing the actions of our kids. Yelling and its negative affects is one of these responses that are not only counter productive, they are extremely harmful to our children. The following article Catherine Pearson not only discusses the harmful affects it gives some great tips I offer my clients....

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Helping Kids and Yourself Through The Challenges of Confinement

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Articles | 0 comments

Change can be challenging at any time. It can especially challenging when an unknown like a dangerous virus completely upends the regular flow of life. If we are dealing with children who are now separated from their friends and many are trying to deal with school with less guidance and support it can be even more stressful. Here are some helpful tips to making things easier to deal with. Create and stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at close to the same time time they were used to for school.  Write down a schedule that is varied...

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Young adult outcomes for individuals with remitted, persistent, and late-onset ADHD

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Articles | 0 comments

Multiple studies have indicated that, on average, youth with ADHD have poorer outcomes in young adulthood in multiple areas compared to their unaffected peers. A limitation of these studies, however, is that they have not typically distinguished between individuals whose ADHD persists into adulthood from those where the condition remits. Youth whose ADHD remits may still experience adverse outcomes in young adulthood relative to others, perhaps because early difficulties related to ADHD sets them on a negative developmental path....

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Don’t Overlook Sleep Problems in Children with ADHD   

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Articles | 0 comments

Problems with sleep are common in children with ADHD; in fact, past studies indicate that sleep problems occur in between 70 and 85%. Because of this, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that sleep difficulties should be assessed as part of a comprehensive ADHD evaluation. In some children, significant sleep difficulties may be an important contributor to apparent ADHD symptoms, and could contribute to a child being incorrectly diagnosed. For example, consistent insufficient sleep would certainly contribute to trouble with attention...

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Video Game-Based Tx Boosts Attention in Kids With ADH

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Articles | 0 comments

Digital intervention shows promise as add-on to standard therapy  Since we know kids are addicted to devises anyway here is a positive way to make a difference in symptoms. Read the article here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/adhd-add/85061

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Use Praise Rather Than Reprimands

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in Articles | 0 comments

Use Praise Rather Than Reprimands

During my many years teaching and tutoring I have found that all students (yes even ADD Kids) focus better and longer and behave better when genuine praise is employed lavishly.

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Be a Strong Advocate for Your Child and Teach Your Child How To Become An Advocate for Themselves

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Be a Strong Advocate for Your Child and Teach Your Child How To Become An Advocate for Themselves

Every ADD/ADHD child needs to understand what their areas of weakness are, so they know why they may have certain difficulties rather than begin to see themselves as unintelligent. This will also make them more accepting of learning strategies that can minimize any struggles they may encounter because of these weaknesses.

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It Is Important To Learn About ADD/ADHD and How It Affects Your Child and Family

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Because ADD/ADHD is a complex condition it is imperative that you learn as much as you can about it to help yourself and your child learn to make the most of their strengths. ADD/ADHD can present very differently from child to child (especially between girls and boys).  It can present changing challenges as a child grows, as symptoms evolve through different developmental stages (elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and into adulthood for most affecting work, marriage, and parenting). To have the most success you must...

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ADHD has Neurological and Biological Components Caused By a Number of Risk Factors, Including an Inherited Genetic Predisposition

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

There is a strong genetic component to ADD/ADHD. This means it tends to run in families. Research shows that persons with ADD/ADHD have differences in there brain development and how they process and a deficiency in certain brain chemicals (particularly, the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine) these neurotransmitters determine how effectively our brain inhibits behavior, sustains attention, and controls our moods. ADHD is not caused by poor parenting or a lack of discipline at home (although having excellent parenting skill can...

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Is ADHD Overdiagnosed? Results From a Recent Study

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Although it is well established that many children with ADHD are never identified or treated, the extent to which children are incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD is not known. There are several reasons to be concerned about over or incorrect diagnosis. First, it can lead to children being inappropriately treated with stimulant medication when they do not need it. Second, it may contribute to children not receiving treatment that would better address another condition they actually have. Third, it could contribute to increased health care costs...

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