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Have ADHD Will Travel: 10 Vacation Tips for the Forgetful and Stressed Out (Like Me)

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Vacations are relaxing breaks from reality, right? Not if you have ADHD. Then, vacation time is run-like-a-chicken-with-your-head-cut-off time. It’s stress-out time. It’s forget-stuff time. And that’s just before you leave

Once you arrive at your destination, you’ll be plagued by guilt and remorse as you...

Q: What Can I Do to Keep My Teen from Giving Up When Things Get Tough?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “My daughter easily gives up when she faces challenges, and lacks the grit to stick with something hard and solve problems. What’s worse is that she acts as if she doesn’t care, which makes most adults and teachers give up on her. How can I motivate and train my daughter to be more resilient in the face of...

The Art of Forming Adult Friendships: 8 Tips for the Lonely

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: Strong social ties are a key — arguably the key — to happiness. You need close, long-term relationships; you need to be able to confide in others; you need to belong; you need to get and give support. Studies show that if you have five or more friends with...

Listen to “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Video Games — and How Parents Can Tell the Difference and Take Action” with Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP and Ryan Sipes

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Video Games — and How Parents Can Tell the Difference and Take Action” with Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP and Ryan Sipes

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Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films

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People with disabilities remain woefully underrepresented in major Hollywood movies, according to a new analysis....

Dear Organizing Coach: My Spouse’s Home Office Is Like Quick Sand!

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “My husband has ADHD and is self-employed; he has clutter stacked to the rafters in his office and overflowing into our living space and garage. He’s overwhelmed by the mess and can’t complete his work tasks. He asked me to quit my job and work with him, but the way things are now, that feels like jumping...

Federal Disability Policy Office Proposed

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Federal policy is often implemented with little consideration for how it will impact people with disabilities, but that could change under a new...

“He’s Recovering from a Fun Hangover”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Recently, family members came to visit from out of town. They live several states away, so seeing them is a big deal. On their second day in town, the cousins joined us in picking up Jayden from summer camp. Laurie and I were excited to see the look on his face and the reaction was priceless, but it quickly faded and he was...

Dr. Lost and Mr. Hide

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Authors: ADDitude.com

If you had looked through my kitchen window last night around 2 AM, you would have seen a man standing in the dark at the counter, holding an unopened sleeve of saltine crackers and staring at the night light shining on the tiles near the pantry.

He’s completely still, not moving a muscle. His ADHD brain though, fueled by...

Everything You Never Knew About the ADHD Brain

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Misinformation about attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) abounds among the patients at my busy practice. Many think medication alone will control their symptoms. Others believe that ADHD will not affect their lives once they have graduated from college. And almost none fully understand the way the ADHD brain works to...

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On Special Olympics

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With a new exhibit, the Smithsonian Institution is highlighting how athletics have helped to dramatically change the lives of people with...

Doctor and Researchers use Japanese Strategy Game Go to Help Children with Developmental Disabilities

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

In a new approach to helping children with developmental disabilities, one doctor and go enthusiast has been using the strategy game in rehabilitation activities for the children. Doctor Toru Masaoka, 85, is head of Kansai Kiin, an association of professional go players in Osaka, and has...

What Your State Is Doing To Beef Up Civics Education

Authors: National Public Radio

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Not enough people know how a bill becomes a law and other aspects of civic life. More than half the states are trying to fix that. See how your state is doing and take our quiz.

(Image credit: Deborah Lee/NPR)...