Collaboration is the key to appropriate use of electronics during this time of remote learning and social distancing.   by Caroline Maguire, MEd, CCG, PCC Connecting with others is essential, and that is especially true for teenagers with ADHD during this unprecedented COVID-19 quarantine. Most teenagers with ADHD, however, spend too much time on electronics,…

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These strategies can help you find the big parenting opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST   Being on lockdown at home is a challenge for all of us—except maybe our pets, who are reveling in all the attention. Quarantine may feel especially constrictive for teens, who place a high value on…

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by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   Many people found themselves working from home unexpectedly as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Those with school-aged children also found themselves having to help their kids with remote learning. For many individuals, adjusting to remote work and having their children attend school from home is a big adjustment in and…

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As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, how can we each stay resilient and find our role? by Mark Bertin, MD   I like to use the example of a small boat crossing the Gulf of Siam. In Vietnam, there are many people, called boat people, who leave the country in small boats. Often the boats are…

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Guidance for couples during the coronavirus outbreak: Here’s how to make the most of it if your relationship is affected by ADHD.   by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST   It’s been said that distance makes the heart grow fonder, so what do we do when the maximum distance is contained within four walls? This time…

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With schools closed to help slow the coronavirus outbreak, it’s best to take a structured and reasonable approach to schoolwork for now—especially if you’re the parent of a child who has ADHD. by Mark Bertin, MD Most of us parents are scrambling around family routines and schoolwork wherever schools have closed in response to the…

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by Carey Heller, PsyD As of today, millions of people in the United States and many parts of the world are on lockdown at home. Their daily routines—work, school, recreation, afterschool activities—and their often-hectic schedules have been disrupted. An unexpected and prolonged time stuck at home can wreak havoc on finances, stress levels, and lots…

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After the first week with everyone at home, parents of children with ADHD may be thinking that this could be even more challenging than they thought. While schools are scrambling to finalize online curriculum plans, Maggie Sibley, PhD, a member of CHADD’s professional advisory board, offers a few ways parents can help set up their…

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CHADD Staff This week began with schools across the country sending their students home for weeks, along with colleges and universities announcing all courses had been moved to online instruction. Many businesses followed, sending their employees to work from home. By the end of the week, state governors were instructing most businesses to either send…

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by Margaret Foster, MAEd There’s lots of advice out there right now about schoolwork at home, length of time off school, etc., etc. If you’ve found good direction from your school, onsite group, or whatever… congratulations, go with it! If you’d like some help tailoring all that info to your own life, perhaps my Big…

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CHADD Staff In this time of uncertainty and potential misinformation, we highly recommend that you consult the resources from the CDC. See the list below for some of the topics covered as of today. CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary will be updated regularly as information becomes available.       Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease…

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A checklist for sustaining health and wellbeing during the crisis by Mark Bertin, MD   In the middle of these intensely unsettling and challenging times, what can we do for our families to stay healthy and emotionally resilient? Our regular routines are disrupted. We may be at home for the foreseeable future. Global news hammers…

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