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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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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by Carey Heller, PsyD As of today, millions of people in the United States and many parts of the world are on lockdown at home. Their daily routines—work, school, recreation, afterschool activities—and their often-hectic schedules have been disrupted. An unexpected and prolonged time stuck at home can wreak havoc on finances, stress levels, and lots…

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After the first week with everyone at home, parents of children with ADHD may be thinking that this could be even more challenging than they thought. While schools are scrambling to finalize online curriculum plans, Maggie Sibley, PhD, a member of CHADD’s professional advisory board, offers a few ways parents can help set up their…

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