4 Online Study Tools that Keep You Focused

When you have ADHD, keeping your mind focused and engaged while you’re studying isn’t always easy. An ADHD brain thrives on novelty, mental challenges, and exciting visuals – three things that the act of memorizing rote information rarely provides. Fortunately there are a few dynamic online study tools that can make typical study strategies more…

Tips for Teens: Changing your Study Mindset

You’ve got a big test coming up at the end of the week, and you’re dreading it. You know you should start studying now so that you’ll be well prepared, but whenever you think about studying your mind gets flooded with negative thoughts: There’s so much material to study for this test, where will I…

Does Fidgeting Help Kids with ADHD Focus?

Have you noticed that many kids with ADHD seem to move and fidget constantly when they are doing their homework or are sitting at a desk in their classroom, no matter how many times they’ve been told to sit still or stay in their seat?  Have you also noticed that these same kids seem to…

Inside the ADHD Brain: Differences found in kids with ADHD

A large multinational imaging study published last month in The Lancet provides additional evidence confirming what smaller studies have already shown: the brains of children with ADHD look different from those without ADHD. In this recent study, MRI brain scans were analyzed from 1,713 people with ADHD and 1,529 people without ADHD from 9 countries…

Exercise – A Natural Treatment for ADHD

Have you noticed that your child’s ADHD symptoms seem better on days when they are more active? Are they able to sit and focus on their homework more easily once they’ve run around and “burned off some energy” after school? Researchers have only recently begun studying the effects of exercise on ADHD, but results from…

Tips for Teens: Can a Tomato Help You Get Your Homework Done?

You know that you need to stay focused when you are doing your homework or studying for a test, but sometimes it just seems impossible. If you’re like most teens with ADHD, you always have intentions but no matter how hard you try you always seem to get distracted. Usually, the longer you work the…

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…

Understanding Executive Functioning Skills and ADHD

In the past few years there has been a surge in our understanding of executive functioning skills and how they overlap with ADHD.  As a parent of a child or teen with ADHD you’ve likely come across articles about executive functioning online or heard the term mentioned by teachers at your child’s school. However, many…

Clean Your Room! 8 Steps to Help Your Child Get and Stay Organized

Clean your room! This single sentence is all but guaranteed to trigger a cascade of arguments in any family with an ADHD child. Kids with ADHD struggle with organization, and their apparent resistance to keeping their room clean causes tremendous stress and frustration for parents and kids alike. It’s typical for a parent to send…