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ADHD is Not a Problem of KNOWING What To Do – It’s a Problem of DOING What You Know

Ok, school started. Back to the grind.   For some parents, it’s a relief to have the kids back to a routine. But for others, it’s a daily nightmare of prodding them along to reach the potential you know they have. I wish I had the magic bullet for you to convince your child that if they JUST create and stick to a realistic routine, stay off their devices, get enough sleep, eat well, and exercise, the year would go so smoothly! … Read more

Ready set now how do i get Started

Ready, Set…Now How Do I Get Started?

Below is a presentation that I did when I was a Speaker for the International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference in 2020. Getting started is a skill. Help your child or teen get started with these tips, tools, and strategies. I hope you find it helpful! You may also want to view the 2016 ADDitude podcast, Ready, Set, Work: Help Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work You are not alone on this journey! Cindy

ADHD and College: Making it work

College Search Considerations for Students Needing Accommodations by Sara Zessar

If you are concerned about your child’s college search, ADHD, and accommodations, you are not alone. I recently spoke with independent college consultant Sara Zessar about college search considerations for students needing accommodations.  Please see her poignant advice below. If you have concerns about how you can best support your child as they consider the role that accommodations will play for them in college, please read my article ADHD and College: Making it Work on Sara’s blog.  And as always, please … Read more

Adult ADHD and Motherhood

Adult ADHD and Motherhood: 6 Expert Tips for a Calmer Home

Adult ADHD and Motherhood can be stressful. Below are 6 tips from Dr. Scott Shapiro, Psychiatrist and Therapist, that will help bring more calm, organization, and enjoyment to your daily life. I first became acquainted with Psychiatrist Scott Shapiro when we were colleagues years ago working for Dr. Edward Hallowell at the Hallowell Center in New York City. Dr. Shapiro is a highly regarded Psychiatrist and Therapist whom I have continued to consult with on behalf of my clients. Very … Read more

3 Tips for Effective Study Breaks

3 Tips for Effective Study Breaks

If it sometimes seems that your child is not working or studying at their best, it may be that they need a study break. The concern that many parents have about taking study breaks is – how am I going to make sure he gets back to work? Experience and science have shown that our brains need time to rejuvenate after doing the same type of activity over an extended time. Helping your child know how to take effective, limited … Read more

clutter and ADHD

Is Clutter Controlling Your Child’s ADHD Life – or Yours?

Two years ago, when I first moved to Colorado from New York, I met Beth Blacker, Founder and Chief Clutter Controller of It’s Just Stuff. I love her enthusiasm and passion for helping anyone struggling to create and maintain organizing systems for daily life. As a specialist in ADHD, I certainly know how complex and deeply rooted these struggles can be. In this article, Beth shares some really good organizing tips and advice for children with ADHD (& their parents) and … Read more

Speech Language Pathologist ADHD

5 Ways Your School Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child

When you think about the role of a speech-language pathologist in a school, do you immediately associate this person with the job of fixing speech problems, such as a lisp or an “r” sound? What you may not realize is that SLPs possess much more of a range of expertise. They possess knowledge and skills that are key to supporting students and facilitating academic and social success. I have asked Speech-Language Pathologist Lauren Albert if she could explain some of … Read more

A Fresh Take on Back-to-School Readiness

The new school year is about to begin. Are you ready? Is your child? How will you each know? To answer that question, you first each need to consider what you want the outcome to be. What accomplishments and feelings would you each like to have on the last day of school? Essentially, what are your goals? In future blogs, we will be addressing how to develop some important tools and strategies for building your child’s Executive Function skills (the … Read more

5 Critical Life Skills That Build Independence & Confidence

Teaching life skills to children and teens with ADHD is no simple (or quick) task. Weak executive functions and limited parental patience interfere with the process, but learning life skills is critical not only for gaining independence but also for improving self-esteem. Here are five good tasks to teach. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Visit my author page on ADDitude Magazine online for more articles. Click Here