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Survival Tips for the Summer!

Saturday May 31, 2014

Summer means warm weather, splashing in the pool, vacations and time off from the pressures of school. But for many parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), summertime can also be stressful because the kids are home all day. If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, here are some ideas for making the summer months less stressful, more productive and fun for you, your child and the whole family!

ADHD Summer Survival Tips

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ADHD and Summer Camps

Saturday May 31, 2014

Summer camps can be a wonderful learning opportunity and a fun time for kids. There are lots of different activities and summer camp experiences available. If your child has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has a difficult time interacting in a group and making and keeping friends, you may be wondering what type of summer program will best meet your child's individual needs.

Finding the right camp setting, especially if it is an overnight camp, is important. It can be very hard for a child who struggles with social skills to enter a camp setting and be successful without appropriate supports in place.

Read interview with Ryan Wexelblatt, Founder and Director of Camp Sequoia, an overnight summer camp for children ages 8 - 17 who need help developing their social skills.

Additional Reading:
Summer Camp and ADHD - Things to Consider
Listing of Summer Camps and Programs

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Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

Thursday May 22, 2014

Many adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) live with troubling procrastination. Sometimes it can be very difficult just to get started on tasks because of the frustration of not knowing where to begin!

A number of ADHD-related factors can lead to chronic procrastination. Here are some ideas to help you break the procrastination cycle.

Strategies to Reduce Procrastination

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Can ADHD Develop in Adulthood?

Thursday May 22, 2014

"I am a 48 year old woman and recently I have been having problems concentrating and remembering things. I actually seem to have some of the symptoms of ADHD, especially in terms of inattention. I am feeling scattered and overwhelmed. Until fairly recently, however, I never did have these problems. My question is this: Can a person develop ADHD as an adult?"

Can ADHD Develop in Adulthood?

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ADHD and Sensitivities

Thursday May 22, 2014

If you or your loved one (your child, spouse, sibling, etc.) have ADHD, do you ever notice that this person seems to be more sensitive both emotionally and physically to things than others who do not have ADHD?

Sensitivities Sometimes Associated With ADHD
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Exam Study Tips

Monday April 28, 2014

If you have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you probably spend more time and effort studying for exams than a student without ADHD. Finding the best way to study, understand and absorb information is an individualized process, but here are some general tips that may help.

Exam Study Tips

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Help! I Need Suggestions for Handling My Child's Behavior

Sunday April 20, 2014

"I have a four-year-old son who was recently diagnosed with ADHD. It's been an uphill battle that my husband and I manage every day. Although it has taken time, I felt we were in a good zone until recently. Our son is now being extremely defiant. Saying 'no' to our requests, screaming, hitting and yelling at his younger sibling, and throwing objects. He is no longer responding to time-out, his toys being taken away, or other regularly used consequences. Any suggestions?" -- About.com Reader

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Why Is Structure Important?

Sunday April 20, 2014

"My 10-year-old son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. One of the things I keep hearing about is the importance of structure and a structured environment. What does that mean and how does it help?"
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How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

Friday April 18, 2014

Children with ADHD (and adults with ADHD, as well) are a heterogeneous group. Symptoms of ADHD can affect people in varying ways, in varying combinations, and to varying degrees. Not only can ADHD be very different from person to person, but symptoms can also fluctuate significantly in response to situational demands.

If you are a parent of a child who seems to think differently, act differently, and learn differently from other children--and you are wondering if ADHD may be contributing to difficulties at home, in family interactions, at school or in peer relationships--be sure to talk with your pediatrician or other qualified health care provider.

Below is a link with information about the types of behaviors that often alert parents to the possible presence of ADHD.

Possible Signs of ADHD in Children

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Understanding ADHD in Girls

Monday April 14, 2014

There are many similarities in the way core symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present in males and females, yet there are also many differences. Sometimes these differences hinder or even prevent accurate identification of ADHD in girls. As a result many females may remain undiagnosed and untreated, continuing to struggle without appropriate interventions and help.

Learn More About ADHD in Girls

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