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Executive function and self-regulation
 
What does it mean?         

9e3b49de 0b71 4171 8ec9 De43260b2b13 "Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, control our impulses, and focus attention. Weak executive function is closely related to ADHD.

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How to motivate your ADHD child to exercise

Boy On Mom Back Piggyback Both SmilingWe are constantly being told how much daily exercise will improve symptoms of ADHD. One study showed that as a little at 30 minutes of daily exercise will improve your child’s focus, mood, and cognitive functioning. Now the question is, how to get them moving? Finding an activity your child enjoys is key to consistent exercise. If they are pushed in the wrong direction it could turn them off exercise completely. Here are some helpful ideas I found at ...

Ease Symptoms of ADHD With A Better Night's Sleep

Woman No SleepWe know that getting enough sleep is important for managing the symptoms of ADHD. A lack of sleep affects our attention, memory, mood, and cognitive processing. This is all necessary for good Executive Functioning. 

In fact,  a study involving 2,463 children aged 6-15, children with sleep problems were more likely to be inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive, and display oppositional behaviors.

If you’ve managed to get into a good sleep routine but still find yourself...

Omega-3s may improve symptoms of ADHD plus a fun recipe

A recent studySalmon 518032 1280 shows that children and adolescents with ADHD have lower levels of DHA, EPA, and PUFAs. Giving youths a daily supplement for omega-3s improved symptoms of ADHD by increasing attention, decreasing hyperactivity, and improving cognitive function. In addition to eating more foods with omega-3s, they recommend giving your child or teen a daily supplement of 1,000 milligrams a day.

Salmon is one of the best sources for omega-3 and here is a recipe that is healthy...

Buckle up for the ride.

Lady Teen In Car Texting Cell PhoneTeen driving can be an anxious time for most parents. If your teen child has ADHD, you may be even more concerned. There are some important facts and tips you need to know before letting your child behind the wheel.

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania took 60 kids, aged 16 to 17, that had recently been issued a driver’s license and put them through a driving simulator.  See news video.

They found, "That the kids who reported having problems with attention...

Children with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxiety

Child 696171 640If you have a child that has been diagnosed with either attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may have noticed that he/she seems to also have difficulty with anxiety.  This is very common.
 
However, a recent study has shown that if your child is diagnosed with both ADHD and ASD he/sh is even more likely to develop mood disorders and anxiety.
 
This study, performed by researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, is the...
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