Tips for Teens: Why is it so Hard to Stop Procrastinating?

“Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?” – says the ADHD brain. When you have ADHD getting started on homework or sitting down to study can be hard – really hard. Many teens with ADHD feel like their brain struggles to gear up and focus on the assignment. Others feel so overwhelmed…

Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety

Every time a test comes around the same symptoms start to crop up. Your child complains of headaches or stomachaches, has trouble sleeping, cries or becomes or irritable, and may even beg to stay home from school. Older kids and teens may tell you that they’re worried about a test, say that they’re going to…

Handwriting and ADHD

Messy handwriting that results in illegible homework assignments and sloppy work is a frustrating problem for many kids with ADHD. Handwriting difficulties often leave parents and teachers wondering why kids who are bright and knowledgeable can seem to be so “careless” when they complete assignments. Kids and teens get frustrated because they lose points on…

Simple Strategies for Helping your Child Listen and Follow Through

When your child has ADHD getting them to follow through on seemingly simple requests can be frustrating and challenging. You’ve probably wondered more than a few times how your child is able to tune you out so effectively, to the point where they seem to literally not hear you when you ask them to do…