Maintaining Routine and Structure for Kids with ADD/ADHD

Routine and Structure for Kids with ADD/ADHD

If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a thousand times, kids with ADHD need routine and structure. Getting there is another story, especially if you as a parent suffer from ADHD as well. You can’t give away what you don’t have and realizing this is the first step. I can’t tell you how many […]

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A New Adda Girl Post

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Feel Like a Giant in the Workplace and a Midget at Home?

Feel Like a Giant in the Workplace and a Midget at Home?

As published on additudemag.com Do you ever get a song stuck in your head that you can’t get rid of it?  The other day I saw a commercial for Green Giant™ vegetables and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get this tune out of my head.  Over and over again I caught myself […]

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How Can I Get My ADHD Child to Clean His Room?

Q.  I was wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks for getting  my 7 year old son to clean his room or clean up after himself. I pretty much just clean his room myself because telling him to clean his room is a SURE FIRE trigger to a major melt down (on meds or […]

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ADHD CHADD Conference Highlights

Lunch with Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of Driven to DistractionLunch with Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of Driven to DistractionAs the coordinator of CHADD of SJ Chapter I attend the conference each year and return inspired from my experience and participation. This year I had the opportunity to have lunch with Dr. Ned Hallowel, author of […]

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Alarm Clocks for Kids with ADHD/ADD Children who Have Difficulty Waking Up

Alarm Clocks for Kids with ADHD/ADD Children who Have Difficulty Waking Up

Many children with ADHD/ADD have difficulty getting up in the morning.  Many parents are at their wit’s end trying to get their children up and to school on time.  This is due to the fact many with ADHD/ADD have hypersomnia caused by the difficulty with the brains ability to shifting from the sleep state to […]

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Because I Said So! ADHD Motivation Tips

How to end the bickering and nagging, and motivate your ADHD child to finish his boring-but-oh-so-important chores. by Linda Karanzalis  (re-published with permission from ADDitudemag.com) Quick word-association game: When you hear “chores,” you think “stimulating,” “fascinating,” and “creative,” right? Fat chance. Even for people without attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), chores are nothing short of torture. But […]

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Motivate ADHD Children-Activities

Motivate ADHD Children-Activities

Motivation for ADHD Children How to Reward Behavior Without Technology By Linda Karanzalis (re published with permission from ADDitudemag.com) Screen Time “The thing that motivates my 11-year-old son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is screen time — whether on the computer or watching TV,” one reader tells us. “He gets one hour a day […]

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ADHD Help for Parents

ADHD Help for Parent

ADHD Help for Parents Schedule for ADHD Children of Working Moms and Dads By Linda Karanzalis (re published with permission from ADDitudemag.com) “I know ADHD kids need consistent routines, but what can working parents or parents with inconsistent schedules do to help their children?” one parent of an ADHD child asks. Being consistent with schedules, […]

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