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ADHD Children More Likely to Live Unhealthy Lifestyles

New study sheds light on improving symptoms

unhealthy_lives-150x150 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersA recent study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders [1] looked at the health recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Their recommendations include:

*Drinking more water
*Decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks
*Exercise at least an hour
*Limited screen time to a maximum of one to two hours daily (laptops, phones, tablets, TV)
*Get 9 to 11 hours of...

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Planning and Surviving a Summer Family Vacation

summer_travel-150x150 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersSummer travel means a transition from routine and structure. Summer break means just overall excitement. All of this can add up to a stressful vacation for a parent of a child with ADHD. However, there are some steps that can help you have a happy, stress free family vacation.

Hold a planning meeting Solicit the family's ideas on what they want to do for a summer vacation. Whether it's a trip to the beach or a voyage overseas, every family member should have a vote. After all, how relaxing is...

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Travel Tips

summer-travel-200x300 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersWhether you're an ADHD adult or the parent of a child with ADHD, preparing for travel can be very stressful. Organizational skills are usually not inherent for someone with ADHD; therefore, planning for a trip can be daunting. Here are some tips that can be used by adults and parents alike:

1. Make a list of items that need to be packed. This can be started weeks in advance so that items can be added as things come to mind. 

2. Many people pack more than enough clothes for their trip...

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Avoid Summer Brain Drain!

Brainrc BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersHow to avoid summer vacation cognitive loss

Summer vacation means sleeping late, staying up late, and doing very little except enjoying time out of school. However, did you know that the average student loses one to three months math and reading gains made over the prior year? Academic losses are so common among students that educators have given the phenomena a name: Summer Brain Drain. This makes starting the following school year difficult. 

Summer Brain Drain may even be worse for ADHD...

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