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Things to Do By and In Early 2022

Things to Do By and In Early 2022

By Scot Marken

Encourage college students and high school seniors who have ADHD to celebrate, reflect, and recharge before next term.

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Stay Cool Through the Yule

By Clare B. Jones, PhD

When your family deals with the challenges of ADHD, you may find that everything about the holidays produces stress. Here’s how you can prevent the overwhelm.

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Helping Teens Avoid the Pitfalls in Spending

ADHD Weekly

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.

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All in a Row: Getting Your Kids with ADHD Organized

Ask the Expert Webinar Highlights

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.

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Talk with Family Members Now to Plan a Happy Holiday

ADHD Weekly

Holiday planning will be different this year. Some experts offer suggestions for crafting a merry and healthy celebration for your family.

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How Can We Refocus the Holidays This Year?

ADHD Weekly

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.

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Safely Home for the Holidays

ADHD Weekly

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.

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How ADHD Sometimes Gets Worse

By Thomas E. Brown, PhD

Symptoms become more problematic at particular times of life or in particular situations.

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Giftedness and ADHD: A Strengths-Based Perspective and Approach

By Julie Skolnick

These children experience a tug-of-war depending on the combination of abilities and challenges they display.

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Harness Fidgeting to Improve Focus

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

Turn uncontrolled tapping, leg shaking, kicking, and picking into controlled movements that can lead to increased focus.

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When Students Attend IEP Meetings: What Parents Should Know

ADHD Weekly

Students can be invited to their own academic planning meetings under IDEA. So, what should parents do to prepare them to participate?

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Webinar: Wait! Help Your Child With ADHD Be Less Impulsive

Ask the Expert Webinar Series

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

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Changing the Way You Communicate with Your Young Adult

ADHD Weekly

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.

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Podcast: Transitioning Into Adulthood and Managing Your Own Life

All Things ADHD Podcast

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.

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ADHD? I Don’t Believe in It!

ADHD? I Don’t Believe in It!

By Zara Harris, MS, OT

An occupational therapist shares how listening to nonbelievers can be key to bringing them around.

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The Parent As If They Are Younger Myth

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

What six-year-old wants to be treated like they are three years old?

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The Myth of ADHD Overdiagnosis

By Margaret H. Sibley, PhD

Incorrect diagnoses may be made sometimes, but a bigger problem is that many people with ADHD are missed.

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The Gender Myths (Or, Only Boys Have ADHD)

By Ellen B. Littman, PhD

Overlooked for decades, girls with ADHD look very different from boys with ADHD.

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The Attention “Deficit” Myth

By Alison Pritchard, PhD

When a child has ADHD, much depends on whether an activity is preferred.

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ADHD and the Myth of the Bad Parent

By Dan Shapiro, MD

Parents of children with ADHD deserve the support of hard science and soft hearts.

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New Education Guidelines in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions

ADHD Weekly

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.

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Toppling the Myths of ADHD

ADHD Weekly

ADHD awareness often includes debunking some of the myths that surround the disorder and its treatment. We address a few of the common misunderstandings.

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The Myth of ADHD Overdiagnosis

By Margaret H. Sibley, PhD

Incorrect diagnoses may be made sometimes, but a bigger problem is that many people with ADHD are missed.

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Embracing ADHD

Midwest Regional Center Webinars

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.

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Tracking Homework Assignments

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

Customize these practical strategies and tools to meet the needs of your child or teen with ADHD.

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Benefits and Risks of Medication Treatment

By Brian M. D’Onofrio, PhD, and Kelsey Wiggs, PhD

Researchers are using advanced research design to learn more about medication treatments for ADHD.

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Ideas For Medication Cost Savings

ADHD Weekly

Medications can become very costly, very quickly. A children’s ADHD specialist has some tips for saving money on prescriptions.

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Seminario: Rompiendo la cadena de desregulación emocional en familias que tienen niños con TDAH

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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.

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Webinar Series: Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher

CHADD Webinars

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.

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A New ADHD Diagnosis: The Next Steps

ADHD Weekly

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.

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ADHD and Recommended Vaccines, Including for COVID-19: What to Know

ADHD Weekly

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.

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Podcast: Teens, ADHD, and Suicide

All Things ADHD

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.

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Quiet Your Inner Critic

By Mark Bertin, MD, and Karen Bluth, PhD

Simple practices that incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion can benefit teens with ADHD.

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Help Teens Get Organized for School

ADHD Weekly

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.

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Get That Green Time In!

ADHD Weekly

Time spent outside has health and attention benefits not only in the summer but all through the year.

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Your Communication Plan Is Key to the New School Year

ADHD Weekly

Open the lines of communication early to help your child start the school year in the right way.

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How to Write a Teacher Letter

By Jeffry Spahr

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.

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Webinar: Overcoming Shame—Providing Perspective Through My ADHD Story

Ask the Expert Webinar Series

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.

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ADHD + COVID-19 = ? What Families Are Telling Researchers

By Emma Sciberras, DPsych

To understand the effects of shutdowns on children with ADHD, this study surveyed their parents.

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A father talks with his hands as he leans against the railing of his front porch with his preteen son and has a serious discussion.

Preparing Teens for the Road Ahead

By Wes Crenshaw, PhD

High school students with ADHD typically fall into one of three categories: overly optimistic, terrified, or lost.

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Masks May Still Be Required When Schools Open

ADHD Weekly

Students returning to in-person instruction may still need to wear face coverings. Is your child with ADHD ready for the new school year?

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Webinar Highlight: ADHD, Executive Function, and The Art of Getting Kids to Listen

CHADD Webinars

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.

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Is a Medication Holiday an Option for Your Child with ADHD?

ADHD Weekly

An expert and a parent discuss the benefits and drawbacks of pausing medication during the summer.

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Strep Throat Could Worsen ADHD Symptoms

ADHD Weekly

Researchers searching for a connection between strep infections and tic disorders instead found a possible relationship to increased ADHD symptoms.

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Webinar: Promoting Mental Health for Black Communities

Ask the Expert Webinar Series

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.

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Coach Your Child to Play Better

By Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, MEd

Learn an effective approach to guiding kids with ADHD who struggle with lagging social skills.

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Better Sleep Helps Teens Manage ADHD

ADHD Weekly

Teens often don’t get enough sleep, and it affects their symptoms and their mood.

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What to Ask Your Child’s Doctor About New ADHD Medications

ADHD Weekly

Two new ADHD medications entered the market in this spring. What questions should parents ask before they are prescribed?

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Emotion Regulation in Teens with ADHD

By Rosanna Breaux, PhD

The right interventions can help them improve their intense displays of both negative and positive emotions.

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Support Your Future Thinking Skills

By Marydee Sklar

Find out what the hottest new time-management tool can do for you and your family.

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Parenting Skills and Behavior Challenges

By Theodore P. Beauchaine

Calm, consistent parenting is a key contributor to positive adjustment as children with ADHD grow.

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Helpful Lessons for Raising Challenging Kids

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With three children diagnosed with ADHD at different ages, this mother and educator gained a lot of wisdom.

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Improving Quality of Care

Susan Buningh, MRE, interviews Tanya Froelich, MD, MS, FAAP

A breakthrough online assessment and treatment tool, mehealth for ADHD improves communication between physicians, parents, and teachers.

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I Don’t Speak to You That Way. Please Show Me Some Respect!

By Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC

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.

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ADHD Can Increase Risk of Suicide

ADHD Weekly

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.

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Webinar: How to Find and Work with Your Doctor | Especially for Youth & Young Adults

CHADD Webinar Series

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.

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Webinar: Disparities in ADHD Care for BIPOC Children and Adolescents

Ask the Expert Webinar Series

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.

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Create Routines For Smoother Summer Days

ADHD Weekly

A daily or weekly family routine will allow everyone to better enjoy the season.

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A Fishy Idea: Omega-3 Supplements as a Replacement for Medication

ADHD Weekly

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.

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The Imagine Neighborhood

By Sherri Widen, PhD, Scotty Iseri, and Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD

This research-based resource offers podcasts and information designed to enhance social-emotional learning in a fun format.

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