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Attention Magazine Winter 2017

More Than Puppy Love

Aubrey H. Fine

Science now confirms what many have known for years: Pets are good for our wellbeing.

Setting Realistic Expectations

Marie S. Paxson

Your child’s last three playdates ended in tears. Do you automatically organize a fourth?

Writing Effective 504 Plans

Richard Weinfeld

Six key principles will allow parents and educators to work collaboratively in the best interest of students with ADHD.

Left Out: How Teachers Can Help Change a Student’s Negative Reputation

Amori Yee Mikami

How frustrating is it when a child’s behavior improves, but peers act as though they don’t even notice?

Home Again: What to Expect When Your Adult Child with ADHD Returns Home to Live

Philip Kronk

Find out how to welcome them back with love and still set appropriate boundaries and expectations.

ADHD and Self-Compassion

Mark Bertin MD

We often fail to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt we’d give our best fiend. This is even truer for adults with ADHD.

A Guide to a Successful Evening Out

Jonathan D. Carroll

Try these keys to having the time of your life…instead of regrets.

Exactly Like Brand?

Gina Pera

The truth about generics–especially psychiatric medications–can be complicated. Here’s what you need to know.

Anxious, Stressed, Lonely or Bored?

Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA

I struggle with picking scabs, the skin around my nails, basically any non-smooth areas of skin on my body. I’m wondering if this is ADHD-related. What can I do about it? It could be ADHD-related, and it could be something else. While picking and fidgeting can be forms of restlessness in ADHD, there is also…

How Do I Get Through to My Teenager? [Webinar guests: Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCCC, PCC, and Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC]

Robyn Maggio

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, and Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC, are certified professional coaches, community educators, and advocates for families living with ADHD. With six complex kids between their two families, they are passionate about helping parents reduce the stress of raising children with ADHD. They are the cofounders of, a global resource offering…

Reduce Anxiety and REACH for Success

Mark Katz, PhD

CAN WE PREVENT AND REDUCE significant anxiety in students in grade three through six? REACH for Success (REACH for short) teaches children in that age group how to prevent, reduce, and cope with higher than average anxiety symptoms at school, on the playground, and at home. Program developers will start offering REACH to schools that…

Emotion Regulation and ADHD

Meghan Miller

In this issue, our research update focuses on the role of emotion and emotion regulation in individuals with ADHD symptoms. EMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING How are childhood ADHD symptoms related to emotional and peer problems? Instead of focusing on children diagnosed with ADHD, this study looked at the relationship between ADHD symptoms, emotional functioning, and peer problems…