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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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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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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COVID-19 forced colleges and universities to close their campuses mid-semester. Here are some strategies to help college students with ADHD navigate the shift to online learning and finish their courses from home. by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   Our daily lives have been filled with unexpected changes, uncertainty, fear, and major upheaval for the past…

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