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Address Holiday Stress by Choosing What’s Important To You

Next week is Christmas. The kids are home from school and you may have family visiting—or you’re planning a trip away. For many families, the next week represents one of the most stressful times of the year. This is made worse by holiday songs and commercials that tell us “it’s the most wonderful time of…

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Stress-Less This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is coming and soon the holiday season will be in full swing. Are you ready? If your answer is “not really,” then you are in good company. Most people will tell you they don’t feel ready for the next six weeks of cooking, cleaning, shopping, and ongoing festivities. ADHD symptoms of forgetfulness and inattentiveness,…

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Does The Holiday Season Have You Stressed?

NRC Podcast: How to Manage Family Holiday Stress Featuring Psychologist Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA The holiday season can be overwhelming for anyone, but even more so if you have ADHD. Don’t despair! Dr. Ari Tuckman will help keep you from pulling out your hair. Spend just eight minutes with us and you will learn tips…

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Holiday Planning Stressing You Out?

What can you do to avoid holiday tantrums from your children? What about dealing with in-laws and grumpy teens? Or maybe your family has a long car ride ahead of them and you’re just hoping everyone still likes each other when you get to your destination? Former CHADD President Marie Paxson answered questions for Ask…

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The Gift of a Holiday Gift List

The season of sales and gift shopping has begun. For many people who have ADHD, searching for gifts and managing a shopping budget can be overwhelming. The key to success may be creating an affordable and achievable gift-giving list before heading out. Sharon Saline, PsyD, encourages you to take time to write out who you…

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Managing Stress When You Have ADHD

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and already people are starting to feel stressed about the upcoming holiday season. In some families, progress reports have come home from school and the prospect of helping a struggling student can feel overwhelming. Many families who contend with ADHD symptoms experience generalized ongoing stress, whether it’s a…

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Create Holidays That Work for You

We’re just past Thanksgiving and you’re starting to feel the stress of the holiday season—or you’re hoping to avoid it. It’s a busy time of year, and your ADHD can complicate planning your festive activities. So, how can you manage the holiday traditions and obligations while still managing your symptoms? We asked some ADHD experts…

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A Calmer Holiday Season

It sometimes feels like the holidays of the past were a quiet time for families to be together, maybe exchange a few small gifts, and share a nice meal. Today it seems the last two months of the year are a nonstop frenzy of shopping, sending holiday cards, going to office parties, welcoming houseguests, and…

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Make Your Plan for Managing the Holidays

Join the discussion. Do you have the feeling of “one holiday down—two (or three) more to go?” This is a busy time of year, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Having ADHD can complicate your seasonal planning. So how can you manage the holiday season, with its traditions and obligations, while still managing ADHD symptoms?…

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Preparing for Holiday Gatherings with ADHD

With Thanksgiving dinner, we begin the holiday season. Are you ready for family get-togethers? Janette Patterson, MSW, LCMFT, and Larry Maltin, MA, have suggestions for hosting or attending large family dinners during the holidays. They know from experience how stressful the holidays can be for families affected by ADHD. “Getting along can be challenging, especially…

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Q&A: To Gift Or Not To Gift? Scaling Back During the Holidays

Join the discussion. Question: In our extended family, we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. This year, these holidays fall at the same time—which will mean a lot of presents for our children and their cousins! We’d like to simplify our holidays, partly because we see our children becoming overwhelmed by all the toys and gifts.…

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