Blog

Why does my child seem so angry?

The ADHD - ODD Connection

Ever find yourself wondering why your child with ADHD is sometimes aggressive, has emotional outbursts, or is constantly argumentative?  We know that there are behavioral issues associated with ADHD.  However, many parents have to deal with more severe discipline issues on a daily basis.  angry teen

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a reported link between having ADHD and developing ODD. The correlation rate...

Read more

Back to School & Motivating your ADHD Child

Summer is ending and it's time to go back to school.  This time can present motivational challenges for any student, but it is especially difficult for students with ADHD.  There are some strategies you can use to help your child. PsychCentral has provided some tips that can be used by both parents and teachers.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster from YourTango.com provided PsychCentral with 5 ways to motivate a child with ADHD:back to school

  • Set Clear Expectations - Not only are...
Read more

Back to School Tip #1

Transitioning from the lazy days of summer to a new school year can be challenging for all children but especially for children with ADHD.  The anticipation and unfamiliarity of a new building, new friends, and new teachers can all lead to lots of anxiety.  tour the school

Tour the school:

Take a trip to the school with your child before it officially starts. Look for your child’s new homeroom, some of the classrooms he’ll be in, his locker section, and even the restrooms. You can even make a...

Read more

Mindfulness can help fight insomnia and improve sleep

Practicing Mindfulness guides you to the present moment, quiets the mind, and promotes relaxation. If your ADHD symptoms are creating sleep problems, Mindfulness training may help you get to sleep faster and feel rested in the morning. A research team analyzed studies on Mindfulness and sleep between 2012 to 2016 and found each study showed Mindfulness-based interventions had a positive impact on insomnia and sleep disturbances.

Try these Mindfulness techniques before bedtime.sleep mindful

Breathe and be...

Read more