What is your family navigating this fall—remote learning, hybrid school schedules, working from home, or a return to your workplace? If ADHD is also in the mix, you’ll need to create structure to handle all the competing demands.   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   We’ve now entered the fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, following…

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Six Steps to Successfully Vote by Mail   Guest blog by Debbie Tracht, MA, ACAC   Last Tuesday, August 11, was Primary Election Day in my state of Vermont. As I hand-delivered my mail-in ballot, an alarm went off in my head. November’s presidential election is not going to be ADHD-friendly. It may involve requesting…

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Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC, the former chair of the CHADD Northern Virginia and DC (NoVA/DC) chapter of CHADD, was installed as president during CHADD’s annual board of directors meeting in June. CHADD is the nation’s largest organization for individuals and families affected by ADHD.  It has 107 local groups throughout the United States and…

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by Joyice Robinson   CHADD is proud to introduce Adult to Adult (A2A), its newest ADHD education and training program. The newly established program is modeled after CHADD’s exclusive Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD. During the self-paced A2A training, adults will have access to best practices, strategies, and research-based information on adult ADHD.…

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Daily life during this pandemic continues to be unsettled and disrupted. Here are some suggestions if you find it affecting the emotional well-being of family members in this age group. by Carey A. Heller, PsyD     How is your teen or young adult with ADHD doing? Does she feel anxious about the uncertainties due…

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How do you structure an alternative summer with activities your child or teen (and you) can enjoy? These strategies offer the added benefit of helping to improve their executive function skills.   By Carey A. Heller, PsyD   My previous post shared some ideas for developing a summer plan as well as an example of…

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Perhaps your child or teen with ADHD struggles socially, especially in the virtual world. These groundbreaking strategies can help you teach the critical skills they need.   by Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC   Each virtual environment, just like each real-world environment, has its own social norms and situational expectations. A joke told to a…

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Boredom plagues kids and adults with ADHD during normal times, and we hear it’s rampant during the present coronavirus pandemic. There are strategies you can use to get beyond it.   by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, and Jeff Copper, PCC, PCAC, MBA   Boredom is a universal experience. Although it is uncomfortable and we try…

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Do your struggles with boredom increase with each week of staying at home during this pandemic? Here’s what you should know.    by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, and Jeff Copper, PCC, PCAC, MBA   Seemingly overnight, COVID-19 thrust us into quarantine and isolation to protect ourselves and others from a strange and contagious virus. With…

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by Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC Has it occurred to anyone else that “homeschool” sounds a bit like an oxymoron? If you’re a “homeschooling” parent, then you already know that “learning at home” is a much better description of what you do every day. But if you’re a parent accustomed to sending your kids off in…

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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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