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ADHD and the Highly Sensitive Person

“When I get too busy, I just feel overwhelmed!”

“When the dog starts barking, it really rattles my nerves.”

“I have a very strong emotional reaction to music.”

“I try very hard to do things thoroughly.”

“People sometimes tell me I am too sensitive or too shy.”

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Posted in ADHD, ADHD ADD, Blog, child parent, emotional regulation

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

New Year’s Resolutions? Or Not?

Often we look at the new year as a chance to “start over,” to set new goals and make new resolutions. Perhaps we resolve to lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with family, get organized, or . . . you name it!

Here’s the rub,

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Posted in ADHD, goals, strengths

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

Self-talk: Change your Questions!

“Self-talk” – we’ve all heard of it. Negative self-talk can drag us down. Many with ADHD find themselves in a cycle of negative self-talk. Positive self-talk can help garner our energies to move forward more easily. Most coaches and therapists will at some point help a client look at their personal self-talk to see how it might be influencing energy,

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Posted in ADHD, stress

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