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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Look on the bright side: You can attend this year’s ADHD conference from a treadmill, desk bike, mountain top, or any other location—stationary or moving—as desired.   by Carey Heller, PsyD   Do you—or does someone you know—have trouble sitting still, focusing, and tolerating being in front of a computer for an extended period of…

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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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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 Harris   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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Does your child with ADHD have trouble with socializing in the virtual world? Start a conversation using these five tips. by Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC     Your daughter keeps asking irritating questions on Zoom. Your son is shouting, swearing, and belittling the other kids while playing online videogames. You hear your daughter’s friends…

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It’s time to create a Summer of COVID-19 plan for your child or teen. Consider holding your own “home camp.”   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   Our fears of how the coronavirus pandemic will impact summer plans for our children and teenagers have become a reality. Many summer camps are cancelled and some will…

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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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