Disciplining the ADHD child is very different than disciplining a child that does not have these difficulties. I should know, I have raised four children with learning differences. ADHD was just part of their diagnosis. I speak from personal knowledge as well as book knowledge. These kids are just wired a little differently. Their Read more about The ADHD child and discipline – confusing for parents[…]
This is one of the best explanations for dyslexia in a long time. It is simple and to the point. If all teachers could have this understanding perhaps classrooms would be more effective for this population. I would love to hear your feedback after you take a look.
bul-ly – ˈbo͝olē/ (verb) gerund or present participle: bullying 1. use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants. This definition is self explanatory for the average person on the street, but when it comes to those suffering with ADHD and their families it has Read more about Bullying and ADHD[…]
This is really a “mixed bag” to be sure. Most parents believe that “all” teachers understand and know how to teach this population. That is why it is such a big surprise when the teachers are not measuring up to the parent’s expectations. The parent’s feel somehow betrayed when the teacher expresses to mom or Read more about Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders[…]
When asked what the definition of what ADHD is, most people believe that they just can’t focus and they seem to just be impulsive. In fact, the science has shown us that the anterior cingulate cortex is involved with ADHD causing poor emotional control as well as poor executive functioning. (This would include any type Read more about Living with a Hot Tempered ADHD Person[…]
This gives those with ADHD a little insight as to why ADHD affects them the way it does. Very interesting.
This article describes a family who has gone to their local psychiatrist to receive medication for their sons ADHD. As the years roll on and the boy enters his teen years and finally college the family notices many changes. Some are for the better and others not so much. Still the parents (and the boy) Read more about Response to :Drowned in Prescriptions (New York Times 2/3/13)[…]
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This topic is a hot button for most parents and even some spouses. There seems to be nothing more aggravating than watching a loved one with ADHD become mesmerized and lost into a game for hours. They become oblivious to those around them and it can rob them of relationships and even their jobs. Unfortunately Read more about Video Games and ADHD[…]
This is a common question for parents and even for spouses of ADHD individuals. The answer lies within the brain, believe it or not. It usually stems from a little thing called mirror neurons. These little guys help us, all, to instinctively know when someone doesn’t like us or if our idea is not being Read more about Why is it so hard for an ADHD individual to make lasting friendships? #4 in a series[…]