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Do You Get Enough of the "Sunshine Vitamin"? How Vitamin D Helps ADHD

We used to only associate Vitamin D with bone health.  However, we now know that Vitamin D plays a much larger role in our overall health.  shutterstock 570151708

Vitamin D levels are commonly low in the general population due to the increased use of sunscreen since the 1980s. However, Vitamin D is essential to our mental and physical health. We have receptors in every tissue of the body for this vitamin and we need to maintain optimal levels to function at our best. It can help protect us against...

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Why am I always late?

Many individuals with ADHD struggle with time management.  Time management issues may arise because you get stuck on a task, lose track of time, or simply get distracted.  An article in PsychCentral provides 5 tips on how to better manage your time if you have ADHD.late

Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, ACC, the author of the article discusses that ADHDers experience “time insensitivity” or “time blindness”. This means they struggle with gauging the passage of time which often results in...

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ADHD? Tips for Better Sleep, Diet, & Exercise Routines

The end of summer is near and back-to-school time is here. If your family’s summer consisted of lazy days and sleeping late, it's time to get back to a healthy, structured routine. This can be especially difficult if you or your child have ADHD.

Routines are critical to individuals with ADHD.  Without routines in place, chaos can ensue.  Here are some tips to help you establish routines for good sleep, diet, and exercise habits:cooking with dad

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  • Meet as a family and develop a school-night...
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ADHD - Friendship Destroyer?

Social skills and building relationships can be a challenge for children and adults with ADHD.  Issues with social skills usually stem from the inability to pay attention to social cues that others take for granted. They also are challenged with impulsivity that leads to a multitude of difficulties, from hurting someone’s feelings unintentionally to acting out in a physical manner.  These challenges can cause turmoil in the school, home, and workplace. lonely child

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