16 Apr 2019

What if your child’s lying is not evidence of a character flaw or disrespect? What if his fibs are actually a self-preservation strategy rooted in poor inhibition, emotional regulation, working memory, and attention — all hallmarks of ADHD? This is the premise behind a...

19 Mar 2019

When my son dropped out of college to become a professional snowboarder, it was the most difficult time of my life — and an epiphany for him.

 Source: freeqration.com

I am not an author or a specialist. I am the mother of a 25-year-old adult who has ADHD. We are a loving...

5 Oct 2018

More insights, but from teens and young adults...

19 Aug 2018

As your child matures, his meltdowns should stop, right? Not exactly. As hormones kick into high gear, ADHD-related behavior problems come on fast and furious. Here’s how to navigate puberty with ADHD.

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My middle-school son is pretty typical. When he’s hom...

18 Aug 2018

Advice for parents helping tweens cope with the intense emotions of middle school: protein, ask the right questions, and problem-solve to calm things down.

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Ever since your child took his first step, you’ve been preparing him for the “emotional falls” of l...

10 Aug 2018

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Combining ADHD stimulants with other drugs compromises symptom management and poses an array of health risks to teens with attention deficit.

Research has not concluded whether teens and young adults with attention deficit disorder (A...

1 Jul 2018

Your teen is on the verge of failing school, and doesn’t seem to care. But no amount of your stress or sweat will make your teen work harder at school. In fact, the opposite is true. Instead, try these strategies when your teen is phoning it in.

Your teen is barely pass...

28 Jun 2018

The sad fact is that a fair number of teens and young adults wind up in jail. Thankfully, my son found a get-out-of-jail card before it was too late.

 Source: freeqration.com

My most vivid memories of my son’s elementary school years center on principal or teacher reques...

27 Jun 2018

Not everyone wants to go to college right after they graduate from high school — and that’s okay! If your teen with ADHD isn’t ready to dive into more schooling, consider these productive alternatives to a four-year college instead. Sometimes, distance and perspective...

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