Why we can be Thankful for ADHD

Thanksgiving Dinner IllustrationThis week is a time for giving thanks.  It is often easy to be thankful for the obvious - our family, good health, friends, roof over our heads and food on the table.  
 
However, what about the less obvious?  What about our ADHD?  It is easy to mention the negatives but there are lots of positives.  These are just a few of the positive ADHD traits we should be thankful for:
 
ADHD people are often...
 
1. Creative - always thinking outside the box
2. Able to hyperfocus when that spark is lit
3. Generous 
4. Funny
5. Resilient
6. Ingenious 
7. Spontaneous 
8. Able to provide us with a different perspective
9. Energetic
10. Accepting of others
 
Please add to our list and give thanks for all of the truly special and unique people in your life.

Parent-Training Can Help With Children’s ADHD

A new study, published by researchers at Lehigh University on October 3rd, has shown that even brief Behavioral Therapy, whether online or in-person, can be significantly effective in the anticipation and prevention of child behavior problems and can reduce ADHD symptoms. This can be a game changer for parents of preschool aged children who may have ADHD, as medication therapies are rarely encouraged as first line treatments for this age group.

It is difficult to diagnose ADHD in preschool...

Symptoms of ADHD

 
52Does your child have symptoms of ADHD?  The symptoms tend to be noticed at an early age and become more obvious when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school.  Most cases are diagnosed when children are between six and 12 years old…many children go through phases of being restless or inattentive and this does not necessarily mean they have ADHD.”

Approximately 11% of the population has been diagnosed as having ADHD in the U.S.  But, those numbers...

Adult ADHD. Do I have it?

AdultADDAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently defined as a neurological disorder (brain disorder). ADHD affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and sometimes, hyperactivity. Conservative estimates indicate that AD/HD affects between 5 to 7 percent of school age children. Approximately 60% to 70% of ADHD children will continue their symptoms into adulthood.

Symptoms of ADHD, such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity...

Fidgets are bad, right? Maybe not…

Fidget01As a parent, coach, teacher or tutor, you may have attempted to limit the fidgeting of your student. It can be disruptive in a classroom setting and may seem like a distractor to the student themselves. However, not all fidgeting behavior is bad. In fact, this study suggests your ADHD student may require the movement of a fidget in order to concentrate.

“The typical interventions target reducing hyperactivity. It’s exactly the opposite of what we should be doing for a majority of children...

The ADHD Family

FriendcircleWe know family management can be challenging, especially when you or your children struggle with ADHD.  Below you will find some helpful tips to assist you with the day to day.  Also check out Nanny’s Circle, our complete family management app.  Give Nanny 20 minutes a week, and she’ll take care of the rest!

  1. Take care of yourself so you’re better able to care for your child. Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, find ways to reduce stress, and seek face-to-face...
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