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Hyper Doesn’t Take a Sick Day

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Authors: ADDitude.com

I’m helping Jasmine get ready for school when she sneezes and shoots a snot rocket the size of a marble across the room.

“Daddy,” she says, “I doh feel so good.”

“I see that,” I say. I feel her forehead, and she’s blazing hot. Laurie gets the thermometer and Jasmine’s...

Q: Our Daughter’s Failure to Launch Is Upending Our ADHD Family

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Authors: ADDitude.com

The baseball player Chili Davis once said “growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.”

It is very difficult to parent a young adult who thinks her age entitles her to certain freedoms, but still acts like a little girl. While it may seem like your daughter has a motivation problem that’s causing her...

Q: How Can I Inspire (or Force) My Child to Care About His Schoolwork?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

If there are 14-year-old boys out there who care about their grades, I have never met them. I have two sons. One had ADHD, and the other was very unmotivated.

To get both of them through high school, I had to accept that my job wasn’t to bring them up to their highest possible achievement. My job was to keep their heads...

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Risk of ADHD Later in Life

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Authors: ADDitude.com

March 21, 2018

Traumatic brain injuries — or TBIs — affect as many as one million children each year in the U.S. Previous research has found that children who experience TBIs are more likely to develop ADHD in the years immediately following the injury; now, a small new study1 finds that the risk of developing ADHD...

“How I Calmed My Daughter’s Anxiety Attack”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

She’s trembling, she can’t breathe, and she’s hyperventilating, all at the same time. She panics, you panic. Welcome to the world of anxiety attacks. They can come on suddenly and without warning to people who suffer from anxiety. Although stress and anxiety exacerbate the likelihood of having a panic attack,...

Q: How Can I Help My Teen Form Solid Friendship Bonds?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Dear AS,

It can be quite difficult for girls with challenges like ADHD and anxiety to connect socially with their peers. The reasons for this are numerous — and complicated. For example, if she is distracted or anxious, your daughter may miss critical social cues, which puts her out of sync in conversations and in social...

DeVos Defends Move To Delay Special Ed Rule

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is sticking by her agency's plan to pause an Obama-era rule designed to make sure kids from certain...