The Magical Marble Jar

Last week we talked about family rules. A family marble jar can be a great add-on to your family rules. It’s a fun, simple way to keep your child with ADHD and other family members motivated to follow the rules. Here’s how it works: Pick one or two family rules that you really want your…

Bedtime Nightmares: 5 Tips To Reduce The Stress

It’s a typical night for a family with an ADHD child. You plan to have your child in bed by 8:00, but when 8:00 comes around so soon, you wonder where the evening has gone. Your child is bouncing off the walls, or zoned out in front of the TV, and you have a million…

Choosing A Summer Camp

Summer is a great time for kids with ADHD to explore creative and athletic interests and make friends outside of school. School can be a challenge for kids with ADHD, both socially and academically, and this can really affect their self-esteem over time. So, it’s important to provide them with summer activities that allow them…

The Organized Backpack? Yes, It’s Possible!

Have you looked inside your child’s backpack lately? If your child has ADHD there’s a good chance that it’s pretty messy in there! ADHD can make it hard to stay organized, and messy backpacks often lead to lost homework, missing or crumpled permission slips, and heavy loads that weigh kids down. Try these tips to…

Morning Mayhem? Try These 7 Steps

Morning can be hard for kids with ADHD and their parents. Having ADHD can make it hard to wake up in the morning, keep track of time, and get things done independently. So, it’s very common for families of kids with ADHD to feel rushed, stressed, and disorganized before the school and workdays even begin….

Is It ADHD Or Immaturity?

The ability to focus for long periods of time, wait patiently, stay seated when it’s expected of you, and not talk out of turn are all skills that we develop as we grow. Kids with ADHD lag well behind their peers in developing these and other skills. But how do you know if you’re child…

Explaining ADHD To Your Child

When a child is first diagnosed with ADHD, parents often wonder whether they should tell their child about the diagnosis, and if so, how. Some parents worry that their child will feel different.  Others worry that their child will feel like something is wrong with them.  And some parents worry that their child will use…