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The Key to ADHD Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is key to helping kids with ADHD make friends and control their anger. An expert explains how to achieve this using gratitude, pride and compassion.

Coping with Overwhelm through Connection: Free Printable Calendar - Make Social Learning Stick!

Coping with Overwhelm through Connection: Free Printable Calendar - Make Social Learning Stick!

*Download this awesome calendar below* If it isn’t clear yet, I am super passionate about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and helping kids (and people in general) to build these skills. I think these are the most important skills in the world and it’s exciting to see others (and the research) agree and focus on …

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ADHD Brain Differences: ADD Symptoms vs. Neurotypical

Your Child’s ADHD Is an Iceberg

Attention deficit disorder is multi-faceted, far-reaching, and largely hidden. What caregivers and educators see poking above the surface are just a fraction of ADHD symptoms. This is critical to keep in mind, and to guide your daily teaching and learning tactics.

How to Explain ADHD to a Child and Build Confidence

Your Brain Is a Ferrari

ADHD isn’t a death sentence. In fact, it’s a condition that can bring incredible gifts. Pointers for professionals and parents on how to explain ADHD to a child in a way that emphasizes strengths and builds confidence.

Developmental Age in ADHD - Quest for Health KC

Developmental Age in ADHD - Quest for Health KC

I’ve been asked what the single best parenting tip I’ve gotten as the parent of a child with ADHD is. After a lot of consideration, I’ve decided that it involves setting expectations. When we re-frame things that are appropriate for their developmental age, it alleviates so many fights and frustrations. These expectations can vary if […]

A mother learns to understand her daughter's ADHD symptoms by reading, and her daughter learns to understand her overwhelming emotions through book characters.

I Worry That ADHD Has Taken Its Toll on My Son

When I worry about if ADHD has taken a toll on my son's happiness, all I can do is remind him that the condition is not the sum total of who he is.

Children with ADHD get lots of negative feedback at school. Their self-esteem is battered as early as second grade. As a parent or teacher, you can help prevent this by believing in and encouraging the child, reframing negative thoughts about him or her, and accommodating academic needs.

How to Invest In Your Child's "Emotional Bank Account"

Many children with ADHD, battered by daily criticisms and admonitions, have low self-esteem as early as second grade. As that child's parent or teacher, make a powerful difference with these reframing strategies.

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Learning with Technology: The Science of LW4K - LearningWorks for Kids

Research into ways video games and technology affect learning and brain functions demonstrate these digital activities improve critical Thinking Skills

His son came home crying because he didn't understand Fortnite. Read how a dad helped his son fit in with other Fortnite players without letting him play.

Why I’m Torn About Letting My Son With ADHD Play Video Games Like Fortnite

His son came home crying because he didn't understand Fortnite. Read how a dad helped his son fit in with other Fortnite players without letting him play.

ADHD impacts regions of the brain that control attention and impulsivity, and the ones that help identify and control emotions. Here, advice for when your child is overwhelmed.

The Nightmare of “Back to Baseline” on ADHD and ODD Medications

The mad, mad world of medicating — and un-medicating — a child diagnosed with ADHD and ODD.

Because my ADHD was overlooked for too long, my childhood was filled with criticism and shame. I had no safe place to be myself and learn from my mistakes. I want a better childhood for my son.

I Had No Safe Place. Can I Build One for My Son?

Like so many talkative, smart, socially awkward girls in the ‘80s and ‘90s, my ADHD was overlooked for too long. My childhood was filled with criticism and shame. I had no safe place — nowhere I could be myself and learn from my mistakes. I want a better childhood for my son, and so I fight against the learned behaviors and mirror neurons in little ways every day.

"Apart from the lying most children do at some point, kids with ADHD may tell lies as a part of their ADHD symptoms."

ADHD and Lying: What You Need to Know

"Apart from the lying most children do at some point, kids with ADHD may tell lies as a part of their ADHD symptoms."

Free yourself from the burden of overwhelming housework by following these practical, ADHD-friendly tips for living cleaner and more organized every day.

Shortcuts to a Cleaner, Less Cluttered House

Life is too short to stress over laundry, bathrooms, and kitchens. Free yourself from the burden of overwhelming housework by following these practical, ADHD-friendly tips for living cleaner and more organized every day.

What is the best paper planner for an ADHD mind? Here, ADDitude readers recommend the time-management products that work best to keep them organized.

8 Paper Planners That Will Change Your Life

OK, that’s an exaggeration, we admit. But according to an overwhelming majority of ADDitude readers, finding the right paper planner can make a world of difference in keeping you organized, on time, and productive. Here, our readers recommend their favorite planners for ADHD minds.