Why Is My Child So Angry and Defiant? An Overview of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

BY: ROYCE FLIPPIN 40 percent of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder, a condition marked by chronic aggression, frequent outbursts, and a tendency to argue, ignore requests, and engage in annoying behavior. Begin to understand your defiant child here. Every parent of a child with attention deficit disorder knows what it’s like to deal… [READ MORE]

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

Written By: Quora This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs? Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host. 1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers,… [READ MORE]

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Will My Complex Kid EVER Catch Up?!

WRITTEN BY JEREMY DIDIER As parents of complex kids, we have “big picture” concerns for our children. We know our kids are 3-5 years developmentally behind their same age peers, but knowing that doesn’t prevent us from focusing on their apparent lack of progress.   We worry about their future, and we ask ourselves, “will my… [READ MORE]

“Mozart Helped Me Focus My ADHD Brain.”

Focusing the ADHD brain can be tough, but music is a proven tool for engaging the brain and minimize distractions. But why? Learn more about the science behind certain melodies and how they work to keep your attention. BY EDWARD HALLOWELL, M.D. I’ve always known about the ability of music to focus the ADHD brain… [READ MORE]

Don’t Ban the Spinners – Teach Kids about Fidgeting and the Brain!

By: Cindy Goldrich Have you seen them yet?  They are small objects that kids spin around with their fingers like a pinwheel and they come in lots of different patterns and colors.  Kids are having a blast seeing the different ways they can spin them on their bodies, and battling who can make theirs spin the… [READ MORE]

Spinning Fidget Toys Have Some ADHD Experts Reeling

By: Doron Almagor In case you haven’t noticed, a small gadget called the spinner fidget toy is getting a whole lot of attention. Ironically, it’s supposed to be doing exactly the opposite. The spinner has three prongs that radiate from a central ball bearing. When the centre is pinched, the prongs can be coaxed into a… [READ MORE]

Gamifying ADHD

Family life can be chaotic at the best of times. Add ADHD or other learning disabilities to the mix and it can be tough for families to get through a regular day. Brili is an app that empowers parents and children through its real-time daily activity guide, monitoring and fun reward system. Kids stay motivated… [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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