ADHD and Family Stress

THIS RESEARCH UPDATE focuses on the impact of ADHD on parenting and family stress. The reviewed studies also examined whether reductions in parenting stress follow ADHD treatment. How are early ADHD symptoms associated with family stress? Prior studies have documented higher levels of stress among parents and families of children with ADHD. This study sought…

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Project FOCUS: Helping Military Family Members Grow Stronger

UCLA’s PROJECT FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) is a trauma-informed, skills-based prevention model designed to build upon the resilient qualities of military family members, many of whom endure enormous stress as a result of their service to our country. Considering the added stresses associated with attention or learning challenges for children growing up in military…

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Strengthen Connection: It’s Their Survival Rope

MOST PARENTS I WORK WITH are genuinely loving, caring people who want the very best for their kids. Some have gone to extraordinary lengths to become parents; others had this greatness thrust upon them. Whatever your path, I ask you to take a moment to consider what you really hope to accomplish as parents. What…

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How ADHD Sometimes Improves

PART TWO FOR DECADES IT WAS ASSUMED THAT THE DISORDER CURRENTLY KNOWN AS ADHD always started in early childhood and always was outgrown sometime during adolescence. We now know that ADHD sometimes doesn’t show up until adolescence or beyond. We also know that for most, ADHD continues to cause impairments and sometimes gets worse during adolescence…

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Body Doubling by Skype

MY HUSBAND AND I SPENT LAST WEEKEND with our 25-year-old son, Sebastian, in our home. Sebastian had a ten-page paper that was due on Wednesday. My husband Adrian, an artist, was working on a beautiful still life. I was paying bills and writing a blog entry for our website. This is a pretty ordinary weekend…

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Home Again: What to Expect When Your Adult Child with ADHD Returns Home to Live

ADULT CHILDREN ARE RETURNING HOME in greater numbers than ever before. Nearly one in eight adults returns to their parents’ home. There are many reasons for their return home, including crushing financial student debt and an inability to find a job or obtain an initial foothold in an entry-level career, necessitating a try at graduate…

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