How to Make Being Social Less Boring

How to Make Being Social Less Boring

Why is it so hard for people with ADHD to socialize? Do you find that getting together with friends and family is rewarding, yet you put it at the end of your to-do pile? Do you gladly accept invitations, yet rarely organize social situations? Do you regret losing relationships by not reaching out, not replying,…

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Understanding Emotional Development

Understanding Emotional Development

Strategies Parents Can Use from Toddlerhood through Adolescence Emotions PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH INVALUABLE INFORMATION about themselves, their environment, and their relationship with others in their environment. Developing the ability to identify, understand, and integrate emotional information are critical aspects of emotion development, which when achieved are associated with positive social, academic, and mental health outcomes for…

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Insights on ADHD and Executive Functioning (A Thinking Impairment)

Insights on ADHD and Executive Functioning

Engineering INVOLVES USING OUR SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING of the natural world to invent, design, and build things to solve problems and achieve specific goals. To engineer anything, we must have a model that has repeatable patterns explained by the model and a means to make observations. A plan is a detailed proposal for doing or achieving a…

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Principles for Parenting a Girl with ADHD

Parenting matters. This might appear to contradict what we know about the causes of ADHD in girls (and boys). Please let me clarify. No, how you parent your daughter doesn’t cause the disorder. But parenting does contribute greatly to outcomes for girls with ADHD. Despite the biological realities underlying ADHD, parenting practices are essential to…

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ADHD and the College Transition: Rethinking a Gap Year

ADHD and the College Transition: Rethinking a Gap Year

Over the last decade, more than half (an average 66%) of high school graduates went directly to college in America, but those numbers are now changing. The rising costs of college and questionable job market, worry about college preparedness, and pandemic have made millions of students question whether college is the correct path. In fact,…

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Finding Your Holiday Spirit Through Self-Care

The holiday season is filled to the brim with activities and time together. There’s lots of excitement, not to mention lots of organizing and things to do. Your planning often is about taking care of others and insuring everyone’s happiness. This year we need to practice packing some extra self-care. Check out these ideas to…

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The Executive Function Podcast

“If growth mindset gives the vision, then executive function paves the way!” —Sarah Kesty, Educator, Author   The brainchild of educator and author Sarah Kesty, The Executive Function Podcast provides a range of tools, strategies, and resources designed to improve the lives of children, families, and young adults affected by ADHD, executive function challenges, and…

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Awards Presented at #ADHD2022

Each year, CHADD presents a series of awards honoring outstanding service and dedication to the ADHD community. In 2022, these awards were presented during the Annual International Conference on ADHD, co-hosted by CHADD, ADDA, and ACO. New this year was the Early Career Influencer Award, the first award presented jointly by all three organizations. Other…

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Excellence in Emerging ADHD Researchers

Rachel James, MSLIS Representing CHADD’s professional advisory board, Max Wiznitzer, MD, introduced the winners of the Young Scientist Research Awards during the 2022 Annual International Conference on ADHD in Dallas, Texas. A point of pride for CHADD is the ability to offer opportunities for emerging researchers to showcase their innovative work studying ADHD. For one…

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Sometimes Invisible

How to Spot ADHD without Hyperactivity

How to Spot ADHD without Hyperactivity Natalie was sitting in her classroom chair listening to her teacher, but then she started thinking about her upcoming playdate. Then she noticed that the girl in front of her had a label sticking out. Then she looked out the window to see a squirrel scurrying up a tree.…

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