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Archived Since:August 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Survival Tips for the Summer!

Summer means warm weather, splashing in the pool, vacations and time off from the pressures of school. But for many parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), summertime can also be stressful because the kids are home all day. Show More Summary

ADHD and Summer Camps

Summer camps can be a wonderful learning opportunity and a fun time for kids. There are lots of different activities and summer camp experiences available. If your child has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has a difficult...Show More Summary

Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

Many adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) live with troubling procrastination. Sometimes it can be very difficult just to get started on tasks because of the frustration of not knowing where to begin! A number of ADHD-related factors can lead to chronic procrastination. Show More Summary

Can ADHD Develop in Adulthood?

"I am a 48 year old woman and recently I have been having problems concentrating and remembering things. I actually seem to have some of the symptoms of ADHD, especially in terms of inattention. I am feeling scattered and overwhelmed. Show More Summary

ADHD and Sensitivities

If you or your loved one (your child, spouse, sibling, etc.) have ADHD, do you ever notice that this person seems to be more sensitive both emotionally and physically to things than others who do not have ADHD? Sensitivities Sometimes...Show More Summary

Exam Study Tips

If you have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you probably spend more time and effort studying for exams than a student without ADHD. Finding the best way to study, understand and absorb information is an individualized...Show More Summary

Understanding ADHD in Girls

There are many similarities in the way core symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present in males and females, yet there are also many differences. Sometimes these differences hinder or even prevent accurate identification of ADHD in girls. Show More Summary

Tips to Know Before Starting Medication

Medication, when appropriate, can be very effective in helping a person manage his or her ADHD symptoms. It is important to remember, however, that medication does not "cure" ADHD and is only a piece of the overall treatment plan, which...Show More Summary

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Linked to Later Weight Gain

Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be linked to weight gain during the teenage years, according to research. READ MORE Photo © Richard Seagraves .................................. Learn more or join the conversation! FACEBOOK | TWITTER | NEWSLETTER ................................

18 Tips for the Classroom

If you are a parent or teacher of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this list is for you! Simple modifications and strategies implemented within the classroom can often make a big difference in a child's success...Show More Summary

Children With ADHD at Increased Risk for Obesity

A growing number of research studies have suggested a possible correlation between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity, however whether one condition leads to the other has been unclear. Now a new study published...Show More Summary

Research Raises Concerns about the Use of Acetaminophen During Pregnancy

Research suggests that children whose mothers use acetaminophen during pregnancy may be at increased risk for developing attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared to children of mothers who do not use acetaminophen during...Show More Summary

The Power of Positive Attention

Positive attention - we hear these words together a lot, but what does positive attention really mean and why is it so important for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Kids with ADHD often hear a lot of negatives. Show More Summary

Explaining ADHD to Your Child

Explaining attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to your child after he (or she) has been diagnosed can help remove the mystery surrounding the struggles he knows he's been having. It can also help a child feel a greater sense of control. Show More Summary

Driving With ADHD

Research has shown that teenagers and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to be at an increased risk for driving impairments. This is not surprising given the core symptoms of ADHD - including problems with...Show More Summary

Adult ADHD and Relationships

Positive connections with others are so important in our lives. For someone with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are often many challenges that get in the way of relating to others in a way that is rewarding. Repeated...Show More Summary

Diversion of ADHD Medication on College Campuses

It is essential for college bound teens who are taking medication to help manage symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to be aware of a growing problem on college campuses - the misuse of prescribed stimulants.Show More Summary

Help Your Child Improve Social Skills

Not being accepted by one's peer group, feeling isolated, different, unlikeable and alone -- this is perhaps the most painful aspect of ADHD-related impairments and these experiences carry long-lasting effects. Positive connections with others are so important. Show More Summary

Dealing With Oppositional Behaviors

Family life can be frustrating and exhausting when you have a child who often displays challenging oppositional behaviors. Repeated defiance can wear even the most patient of parents down. Luckily, there are strategies you can use to...Show More Summary

Improving Your Child's Behavior

Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often do not respond as well to traditional parenting techniques. If you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver of a child with ADHD it is important to know about strategiesShow More Summary

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