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How to Avoid Focus-Stealing Traps

Even for people who consider themselves good at focusing, the technology age presents a challenge. Never before have so many devices, cell phone alerts, social media platforms, advertisers, and tasks been competing for our attention. So, we could all probably use a little help getting focused. After all, focusing in the right way on the… [READ MORE]

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

By: June Silny It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are… [READ MORE]

When Children Can Benefit From Playing Video Games

Children with anxiety and ADHD can learn to control their emotions by playing games connected to a heart-rate monitor By: Sumathi Reddy It isn’t often that children are encouraged to play video games. But a group of Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed video games for children with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)… [READ MORE]

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks. By: JESSICA BENNETT NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an… [READ MORE]

7 Secrets of the Most Obnoxiously Punctual People

BY: KATHLEEN NADEAU, PH.D., MICHELE NOVOTNI, PH.D.  According to you, every destination is 20 minutes away and every appointment takes an hour. This is absolutely not true. And it’s upending your schedule, straining your relationships, and stressing you out. How to be on time, every time! 1 of 10 Improve Your On-Time Record Everyone is late on… [READ MORE]

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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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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