Spoiled Rotten? Grandparents & Your Parenting Plan

In many families grandparents are essential members of the childcare team. The relationship that a child has with their grandparent is undeniably unique and special, but when a grandchild has ADHD a grandparent’s childcare role can be complicated. Many parents thrive on “spoiling” their grandchildren, letting them get away with small things that their parents…

College Supports for Students with ADHD

If you are sending your teen off to college this August, now it the time to make sure that the proper ADHD supports will be in place when they arrive. Even though your teen about to gain a great deal of independence, they will likely need help and encouragement to get their ADHD supports in…

Videogames and ADHD

Videogames are everywhere – on our phones, online, in our homes, at friends’ houses and even at school. Parents of kids with ADHD often ask about the effect that videogames may be having on their child. They want to know if videogames will make their child’s ADHD worse, or if spending too much time playing…

Helpful Apps for ADHD

There are an abundance of apps targeting kids and adults with ADHD. But how do you know which ones will be most helpful for your child? The apps that have been most helpful for the kids and families that I work with tend to focus on specific challenges that kids with ADHD face. They’re focused…

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…