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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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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