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All in the Family: ADHD

You know the saying “All in the family.” You’ve heard the saying: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” 

So, your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD.  Looking back over your life,  you’ve started to wonder whether ADD might explain the challenges you’ve always faced….

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, adult diagnosis, family, genetics

Finding the Best College Fit for a Student with ADHD

Thinking about college and wondering what school might be the best fit for yourself?

Choosing a college is a big decision!  There are so many factors to consider: size, location, cost, facilities, majors, semesters abroad, the dorms, the food ….

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Posted in accommodations, ADD, ADHD, college, student

College Next Year?

Finishing high school soon … and wondering what’s next?
If you have ADHD or learning disabilities of any sort, additional factors may take on importance in figuring out what’s next, in particular:  

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, college, college readiness

The ADHD – Obesity Link

Eating “better” and losing weight are common new year’s resolutions. How does the issue of weight relate to ADHD?

Recent research reported online in the journal Pediatrics compared BMI (body mass index) and obesity in men who had childhood diagnoses of ADHD and those who did not.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, health

Last Minute Holiday Tips

Christmas Eve is tomorrow! No need to worry. While ADHD and the “holidays” can be a volatile mix, we’ve got you covered. Here are six links to a variety of articles with last-minute tips for calming the chemistry and enjoying the festivities:

1) Parents can help children with ADHD manage the holiday “havoc”

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, family, holiday, parent

What do Calvin and Hobbes have to do with ADHD?

“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
“What mood is that?
“Last-minute panic.”
Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist Bill Watterson is credited with this quotation. Sure makes me wonder whether he might have familiarity with ADHD!

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, procrastination

Could I have Adult ADHD?

Maybe your child was diagnosed with ADHD and you notice that you have some of the same symptoms. Maybe you have read about ADHD and think that what you read might be describing you. Maybe life just feels more difficult for you than it seems for others,

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, adult, diagnosis

CHADD’s Parent to Parent Training

Feeling a bit overwhelmed parenting your child with ADHD? Finding that other parents you know just don’t understand what you are experiencing? Wondering where to turn for the advice and support you need?

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) offers Parent-to-Parent Training training programs specifically for families of children with ADHD.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, child, parent

Encouraging Your Child’s Poitive Behavior, Part Two

“Tina, stop that! Calm down! It’s not responsible to act that way!”

“Greg, put that down. You are not cooperating! You are supposed to be brushing your teeth.”

“Louise  – What are you doing on the computer?! You should be doing your homework!”

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, child parent, student

Midterms & Finals: 7 Success Strategies

It’s getting to be time for final exams. You’ve kept up with your reading and homework (or maybe you haven’t?). You really want to do well on your tests!

A toolbox of strategies for mid-terms and finals might be just what you need!

This first of three posts by ADHD Coach Jonathan Salem addresses strategies to use to set yourself up for success.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, college, high school, student, study, teen