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Like Hugging a Time Bomb: How to Calm an Emotionally Dysregulated Teen with ADHD

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“My 15-year-old son just won’t participate in distance learning, do dishes, do homework assignments, etc. He just refuses, which triggers the entire family.”

“How do you get through to a child who constantly shuts down gets angry when you question them about missed homework?”

“What do you do when kids call themselves stupid and u...

“I Need Help!” 6 Steps to Boost Your Child’s Homework Independence

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I need help! Can you come here? I can’t do this on my own!

This was the siren song of remote learning for many ADHD households. Adults working from home, kids doing school from the bedroom or kitchen table, and a well-worn groove running from one space to the other. Parents became on-call tutors, and many kids — with and w...

“How Teachers Can Initiate and Promote Inclusive Education”

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Imagine sitting in a class, feeling like you are drowning because you can’t keep up with your classmates. You know it’s not your fault – you have a different way of processing things — but sinking downward is a horrible feeling all the same.

Now imagine what would happen if your teacher changed their delivery. The next time you...

10 Ways ADHD Can Hide in Plain Sight

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Though it manifests in disparate and dichotomous ways, ADHD is often associated with only a handful of stereotypical behaviors and presentations. So when not-so-obvious ADHD symptoms show up in broad daylight, they may go ignored or misdiagnosed.

Then, when subtle-but-lifelong symptoms of ADHD explode (as they are likely to do)...

ADHD and Comorbidities Negatively Impact Income, Employment

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March 23, 2021

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) significantly hinders professional outcomes in high school graduates with the condition, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.1 Specifically, adults with ADHD earn approximately 17% less than their peers without ADHD, are more likely to...

Q: Will My ADHD Introvert Be Lonely and Isolated in High School?

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Q: “My son is in 8th grade and seems happy with his social life. He has kids he likes at school; he has his baseball team, and he is in a rock band. However, outside of these structured settings, he does not have any interest in socializing. We have been gently encouraging him to hang out with kids outside of school, but he is...

The Blessings (and Trials) of Parenting with ADHD

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Parenting a child with ADHD is not for the faint of heart. You must establish rewards and consequences (then stick consistently to them); adhere to a reliable daily schedule; advocate forcefully for school accommodations; remain calm in the face of emotional dysregulation; and manage treatments without a slip-up. Providing for...