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Messy Room, Messy Life?

BY CHADD  From the moment your child got his own bedroom, the battle began over how clean that room should be kept. Now your child is a teen, and the battle is still going on. But is it winnable? Your teen with ADHD is struggling with organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and judge how… [READ MORE]

Every 504 Plan Should Include These ADHD Accommodations

BY ADDITUDE EDITORS Impulsive behavior. Incomplete homework. Inconsistent focus. Whatever your child’s school challenges, these teacher-approved accommodations can put some real muscle behind his 504 Plan and put the attention back on learning. Manage Impulsivity in the Classroom If your child speaks out of turn: Seat him front and center, near the teacher, and away… [READ MORE]

Does my Teenager Need a Reward System?

BY JEREMY DIDIER My beautiful daughter and I recently had the honor of presenting at a conference on the topic of Girls and Women with ADHD. As we worked on our presentation, I asked her what she thought parents should do differently to better support teenage girls with ADHD. Her answer both humbled and surprised… [READ MORE]

Does my Teenager Need a Reward System?

BY: JEREMY DIDIER My beautiful daughter and I recently had the honor of presenting at a conference on the topic of Girls and Women with ADHD. As we worked on our presentation, I asked her what she thought parents should do differently to better support teenage girls with ADHD. Her answer both humbled and surprised me…. [READ MORE]

“Because I Said So!” (Is That Really the Best You Can Do?)

By the editors of ADDitude There are good ways to discipline a child with ADHD. Nagging, yelling, and punishing are not among them. Learn how to break the ignore-nag-punish-yell cycle here. Break the Nag Cycle Parenting ADHD children can challenge a mom or dad’s patience — and good judgment. Just like all kids sometimes make bad choices regarding… [READ MORE]

Behold the Magic of a Consistent Routine

By: ADDitude Magazine Reliable daily schedules provide the external organization that a child with ADHD needs to focus, manage their time, and wind down from stressful days. 11 tips for cementing your family’s routine. Why Structure Is Key Many children with ADHD also exhibit executive function deficits. That means they have a hard time organizing… [READ MORE]

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

By Katrina Schwartz Neuroscientists and educational psychologists are constantly learning more about how children learn and the various influences beyond IQ that affect cognition. Some research, like Carol Dweck’s on growth mindset or Angela Duckworth’s on grit, quickly became catch phrases among educators. At the same time, critics have pushed back against the notion that… [READ MORE]

ADHD in girls often misdiagnosed, leading to mental health issues in adulthood

“Almost every year in the [report card] comments, regardless of the subject, it would say Anna needs to focus more, she has trouble paying attention.”  – Anna, 17-year-old high school student in Toronto with ADHD  By: Anna Maria Tremonti Read story transcript According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, boys are three to four times more… [READ MORE]

heartWhat the ADHD Experts Say about Coaching for ADHD

We recommend that you hire an ADD coach to assist you in the process. Get yourself a coach to help you stay on track- Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo. Authors of You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
Coaching, it turns out, is one of the most powerful and effective ways for people with ADHD to achieve success.- Thom Hartmann. Writer of 7 books on ADHD who has ADHD.
Coaching is the single most effective tool in ADD self-management.- Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Author of several books on ADHD who has ADHD
Coaching intervention can make a real difference in how people with AD/HD negotiate their own particular deficits and cope with life on a daily basis- ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association

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