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When the Tinsel Hits the Fan: How to Prevent Holiday Meltdowns

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The holiday whirlwind is kicking up dust already. The endless parade of celebrations, parties, and concerts has begun its march. Cooking, decorating, shopping, and entertaining already dominate our weekends. And so it’s no wonder that our kids (and us, too!) are beginning to feel exhausted, disappointed, and quite...

Q: What If I Can’t Afford an ADHD Coach?

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Q: “Why are attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) coaches so expensive? Are there any effective alternatives that cost less?”  ADHDerMom

Hi ADHDerMom:

It’s tough to replace the individualized attention you receive from an ADHD coach. They help you set personal goals, create systems and structures...

“The Little Things Show How Far My Daughter Has Come”

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“Wait, Lee, you forgot your lunch…” But she was gone, her car visible only for a second before disappearing down the hill.  Here we go again.  In the rush to make it out the door and get to her college class on time, lunch was a regular casualty—even when she took the trouble to make it the...

All I Want for Christmas Is…a Lot Less Anxiety

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Hey, Holiday Anxiety. I’ve grown accustomed to your sister, Everyday Anxiety. She’s pretty bad. But you are a life-ruiner, a magic-stealer, a joy-thief. I hate you.

The week before Thanksgiving, you make your grand entrance with worry, lumpy mashed potatoes, and sweaty fear. You are my constant, unwanted companion...

To the Teacher Who Called Me Today…

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…Thank you. Thank you from the deepest pit of my heart.

I am sorry that I didn’t sound enthused when I answered the phone. I knew it was the school and was preparing myself for what you were going to say. I feared you were calling about his subpar PARC scores, his 2 weeks’ worth of unfinished classwork,...

Your Holiday Prioritization Plan: Focus on What Matters

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The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year?

Part of what gets us out of balance, overwhelmed, frazzled, exhausted, especially at this holiday season is our expectations. Our perceptions and thoughts actually contribute to much of our own unhappiness or feelings...

When Family Gatherings Meet ADHD: A Gameplan

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Do relatives offer you unsolicited parenting “tips” at every family gathering? Or, you find yourself overreacting to your child’s every minor slipup?

Navigating the challenges of ADHD  can add extra stress to holiday parties. Learn how to set your child and your family up for success with this video.

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