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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Are you—and members of your family—overwhelmed, burnt out, tired of this pandemic? For people of all ages, the key to improving life in the now normal is to find some inner calm and spaciousness and hang out there for a bit.   by Sharon Saline, PsyD   Summer is supposed to be fun and carefree,…

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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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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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Some students with ADHD are surprising themselves and others during this unusual time.   by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD   I’m hearing a lot about students with ADHD and other challenges who are struggling to adjust to the academic routines of learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their struggles are real and deserve our attention.…

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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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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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