There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:
Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is… Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am —
There is no worse feeling than being told that your child has a medical condition, one that could affect them for their…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 19, 2014 at 10:15am —
Below is something I posted in April 2010, when my son was home from Korea just a year. I recently came across this again and wanted to share it again today, since it's such a special day for my family. This was written before my son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD….which makes it a bit more special to me, knowing what I know now about the challenges he faces. … Continue
Added by Angela on April 4, 2013 at 4:39pm —
Jamie greets every morning with a smile, out of bed when the alarm sounds. With coffee in hand she takes the dog out for a walk, enjoying the birds chattering in the trees above. The sun is shining and Jamie is ready to tackle her ‘To Do’ list, prepared the night before. Then, reality strikes.
Picture the morning routine of Jamie with an elementary and middle school student, both boys, and throw in Attention Deficit… Continue
Added by Kimberly Miller on March 16, 2012 at 6:00pm —
I want to start this post of with a disclaimer: I have not met your kids, I am not a doctor, this post is simply my opinion on the subject, and if it offends you, I apologize now, but it's how I view a topic that is very dear to me. Now, onto the post.
I work in photography during the day; One of those cookie cutter portrait studios with the major advertising in every parenting magazine you pick up. I love my job, I do. I get to work with kids all day, I get to "capture…
Added by Morgan M on November 6, 2011 at 9:25am —
Today we posted our new list of top-rated toys for kids with ADHD for 2011. We have also posted a useful guide to shopping for kids with ADHD. We are an independent consumer organization that reviews toys and children's media. If there's a toy you'd like us to consider adding, we'd love to hear from you! Here's the link to the article: http://bit.ly/i2MrW3
Added by Stephanie Oppenheim on October 17, 2011 at 1:57pm —
With the holidays approaching, everyone's spirits seem to soar. Festivities and family gatherings offer opportunities to make new friendships and re-establish old ties. Most people look forward to this season. Unfortunately, some people find the holiday depressing. Those without family or even those with family can get the blues because of circumstances. Some people just find the season stressful. What you may not realize is that one of those unhappy persons could be your… Continue
Added by Nancy Konigsberg on December 8, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Homeschooling may be an option for the little guy with special needs. Especially for children with special needs that are difficult to follow the public school program, or who do need to learn privately or collectively, one-on-one learning. By Janie Bowman in his book Think Fast! The ADD Experience and also practitioners of homeschooling, in fact this method is not foreign to parents, because when children aged under five who became his teacher parent at… Continue
Added by agil azzahra on November 9, 2010 at 12:30pm —
ADHD is a neurobiologist disorder who usually have a characteristic inability to concentrate, easy to switch his attention, and hyperactivity. In general, ADHD is associated with behavioral disorders and cognitive activity such as thinking, remembering, describing, summarizing, organizing, and others. Characteristics like these usually start to appear in early childhood, is chronic, not…
Added by agil azzahra on November 4, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Added by A Nation of Moms on August 27, 2010 at 2:24pm —
According to Russell
A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Internationally Recognized ADHD Authority,
- A classroom with 30 students will have between 1 and 3 children with ADHD.
- Boys are diagnosed with ADHD 3 times more often than…
Added by Cascia on June 15, 2010 at 2:52pm —
THE TRUTH ABOUT ADD - The Core Symptoms you need to know about to prevent misdiagnosis -Part 1
This is the first in a series of articles that will discuss the core symptoms of all types of ADD/ADHD. If you've ever wondered if you or a loved one has ADD/ADHD this is one
series of articles you won't want to miss.
There are six different types of ADD according to Daniel G. Amen author of Healing ADD. However there are a few core symptoms that are common to all…
Added by Sadiyya Patel on February 18, 2010 at 12:50am —
I’m a one-at-a-time divulger, usually. But I walked into my doctor’s office and I had a list of three things I wanted to talk about. My arthritic finger that my husband has diagnosed as Lyme’s. My thyroid medicine that was switched last month but isn’t “right”. My undiagnosed ADHD that is morphing into early Alzheimer’s. (See Friday’s pie chart.)
I wrote all three things down on a clipboard that I brought from home, with the carefully worded back story on each. I labeled and… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on October 19, 2009 at 12:31pm —
Added by Amy Musing on October 16, 2009 at 9:13am —
Scenario 1: You know when you’re writing one of those put-that-insulting-woman-in-her-place letters that you only intend for the recipient to be your drafts folder? You’re writing it for therapeutic reasons, really, as you know you would never have the nerve to actually stand up for yourself and hit “send”. Certainly, if you did, you would do it with dignity, not sprinkle it with the F word as liberally as movie theatres salt their popcorn to bring you to near death by dehydration so you have… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on September 16, 2009 at 1:29pm —
James, my 13-year old, and I are in the car on our way back from his dentist appointment that I proudly remembered and made, to the amazement of the staff and myself, to be honest. At 3:00 a.m. when I couldn’t sleep, I was sure I would not wake up in time for the 9:00 a.m. appointment.
Read More. It gets good. I promise.
Added by Amy Musing on August 5, 2009 at 6:19pm —
I have a 6 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD as well as Aspergers Syndrome. His ADHD levels are amazing, it is like the energizer bunny on steroids. Combine that with the nuances that come from the Aspergers, well, I should have bought stock in Advil. I know that having a structured day is important, as well as patience and compromises, but I have to admit this is hard in our household. I also have a 3 year old, a 15 year old who has NLD (non-verbal learning disorder) and I have… Continue
Added by Brandee on January 16, 2009 at 10:01pm —
I recently discovered www.alltop.com what a great resource. In addition to Parenting, they offer such a wide array of topics, with links to some of the better blogs on the net supporting those topics.
As a parent who not only has ADD, but also has children who deal with ADD, I was thrilled to find some great sites about living with, parenting with, and parenting kids with ADD.
I could do a quick entry on all the great topics I've been clicking through on Alltop, but don't… Continue
Added by Meglyn on November 29, 2008 at 5:30pm —
If you or someone you love is living with a serious mental illness or disorder of the brain...depression, bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia...
Take advantage of every opportunity to find support and encouragement in your community, whether physical or virtual.
recently launched three on-line, real-time support groups for people living with mood disorders or mental illnesses. These virtual meetings, which function just… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on August 11, 2008 at 1:46pm —