Helping Teens Avoid the Pitfalls in Spending
Does your teen find that cash burns a hole in their pocket? An expert and a parent offer their ideas on teaching teens to be less impulsive when it comes to spending.
All in a Row: Getting Your Kids with ADHD Organized
During the holiday season it can be difficult to keep your home and children organized. Professional organizer Holly Hitchcock Graff offered simple tips to help your children, family, and home be better organized in this Ask the Expert Highlight.
Talk with Family Members Now to Plan a Happy Holiday
Holiday planning will be different this year. Some experts offer suggestions for crafting a merry and healthy celebration for your family.
How Can We Refocus the Holidays This Year?
Q: We need to simplify our holiday celebrations. How can we rethink gift giving and activities this year?
A: Focusing on spending valuable time together can help your family regain some of the magic of the holidays.
Safely Home for the Holidays
Celebrating the holidays will be different for most families this year. Experts suggest making a plan and focusing on the traditions that make this time of year special for your family.
When Students Attend IEP Meetings: What Parents Should Know
Students can be invited to their own academic planning meetings under IDEA. So, what should parents do to prepare them to participate?
Webinar: Wait! Help Your Child With ADHD Be Less Impulsive
Impulsivity—taking hasty actions without first thinking about the consequences—is one of the core symptoms of ADHD. There are approaches that can help your child to become more aware and take steps to curb their own impulsivity
Changing the Way You Communicate with Your Young Adult
Relationships change, and hopefully grow, as teens move into young adulthood. Parents can help strengthen communication and set the tone for their future relationship together.
Podcast: Transitioning Into Adulthood and Managing Your Own Life
Many teens with ADHD find emerging into adulthood can be stressful, frustrating, and challenging since most of their lives have been supervised by a parent, teacher, or other caregiver. Liam Tolbert speaks with Dr. Eugene Arnold, CHADD’s resident expert, about ADHD healthcare responsibilities young adults need to know, understanding and managing symptoms to help individuals succeed, and overcoming barriers to accessing good healthcare.
New Education Guidelines in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions
The US Department of Education is encouraging schools to provide special education services for children affected by COVID-19 or who have seen their educational plans disrupted during the pandemic.
In honor of ADHD Awareness month, CHADD’s Midwest Regional Center is hosting a free webinar, featuring information on the realities of ADHD, treatment options, educational accommodations, social media use, and CBT for adults.
Seminario: Rompiendo la cadena de desregulación emocional en familias que tienen niños con TDAH
En este seminario, la Dra. Giselle Colorado explica cómo se desarrolla los patrones invalidantes de comunicación y ofrece estrategias prácticas para reducir la invalidación y crear patrones de validación para mejor comunicación entre padres e hijos.
This webinar is offered entirely in Spanish.
Webinar Series: Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher
While children with ADHD tend to face several challenges at school, your child’s ADHD doesn’t necessarily have to interfere with their education, performance, or peer relationships. By collaborating with your child’s teachers on their academic achievements, and by helping with homework and studying, you can make your child’s learning experience a gratifying one.
A New ADHD Diagnosis: The Next Steps
Taking those first steps following an official diagnosis can sometimes feel overwhelming. Two experts offer reassurance that you can make the best decisions for your child as you start this journey.
ADHD and Recommended Vaccines, Including for COVID-19: What to Know
Vaccines do not cause ADHD or its symptoms, and medical professionals don’t believe the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine for children will be any different. We look at the research on vaccines and ADHD and talk with a pediatric neurologist.
Podcast: Teens, ADHD, and Suicide
When do the usual ups and downs of a child with ADHD become something to worry over? What if your teen is thinking about suicide? Do you know the warning signs? In this episode, Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman talks about the warning signs for parents to watch for in their children.
Help Teens Get Organized for School
Backpacks and bookbags crammed with homework and lost assignments are a too-familiar sight for many teens and their parents. A professional organizer has some tips to help your teen this school year.
How to Write a Teacher Letter
No matter how your child’s school is handling the school year, it’s more important than ever to communicate with the teacher. Here’s how one parent helped new teachers to understand what did and did not work with his son.
Webinar: Overcoming Shame—Providing Perspective Through My ADHD Story
Life presents a lot of mountains to climb—ADHD doesn’t have to be one of them. Mallory Band struggled with her ADHD like so many other children. She learned how to overcome those challenges and wants to share her story with teens and young adults.
Webinar Highlight: ADHD, Executive Function, and The Art of Getting Kids to Listen
Sometimes it seems like your child is purposely ignoring you. You’re frustrated and wondering if he’s being stubborn or just selfish in his behavior. Most often, though, it’s neither. A lack of development and skills are often at the root of behaviors that look like ignoring adults, stubbornness or selfishness.
Strep Throat Could Worsen ADHD Symptoms
Researchers searching for a connection between strep infections and tic disorders instead found a possible relationship to increased ADHD symptoms.
Webinar: Promoting Mental Health for Black Communities
Dr. Harolyn Belcher will discuss the root causes of health disparities related to mental health conditions and treatment. This webinar will benefit parents and professionals.
I Don’t Speak to You That Way. Please Show Me Some Respect!
Kids with ADHD often can’t read the social nuances of body language, facial expressions, mood, or tone of voice. When they make off-putting, snarky comments as a result, these five tips can help.
ADHD Can Increase Risk of Suicide
ADHD, especially with co-occurring depression, is a known factor in the risk for suicide. Friends and family members can help when someone struggles with feeling suicidal.
Webinar: How to Find and Work with Your Doctor | Especially for Youth & Young Adults
One of the most important things to consider when managing ADHD is your treatment “team.” Who should be on your team? Young adults and teens preparing to leave high school will find this webinar especially helpful in understanding who should be on their ADHD treatment team. Whether you suspect you may have ADHD, already have a diagnosis, or are being treated for ADHD, you need to evaluate the medical professionals who can help you.
Webinar: Disparities in ADHD Care for BIPOC Children and Adolescents
Children of color frequently receive inadequate ADHD treatment and support because of underlying structural racism or lack of cultural competency—whether they are Black, Latinx, Asian American, Indigenous, or recent immigrants. Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin will discuss how social determinants of health and implicit bias from some physicians negatively affects ADHD diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents of color. Parents, especially, will find this webinar informative.
A Fishy Idea: Omega-3 Supplements as a Replacement for Medication
Q: Is supplementing with fish oil a good alternative to medication management for ADHD?
A: Many people have been hopeful about fish oil and ADHD symptoms, but there’s no evidence that it can replace prescribed medications.