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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...

When OCD and ADHD Coexist: Symptom Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are among the most commonly diagnosed neuropsychiatric disorders. The two conditions, which have overlapping symptoms and are thought to share underlying deficits, also have substantial comorbidity rates. Despite this prevalence and...

“The Gift of a Friend Who Requires No Explanations, No Excuses”

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As a journalist, I get paid to speak to remarkable people doing incredible things. As a teacher, I was honored to support 1,400 brilliant students a week for three years. But the most rare and special connections are often the ones I make with people who share my neurodiversity.

In a lifetime of friendly mates and first dates,...

Your Emotional Responses to ‘Bad’ Behavior are Counterproductive

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Kids with ADHD are often viewed as having behavior problems, in part, because parents and professionals have difficulty parsing out executive functioning, social learning, emotional regulation challenges, and behavior issues. Delayed executive function skills in the areas of emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, and...

Official Rules: Mosaic Weighted Blanket Sweepstakes April 2021

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Sweepstakes Entry Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time...